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60 Minutes airs Swift segment on Sunday

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 – Taylor Swift will be profiled this Sunday on CBS 60 Minutes. The segment includes concert and backstage footage from Swift's Speak Now World Tour, and correspondent Lesley Stahl's in-depth report offers viewers a candid conversation with the singer and a first-ever glimpse inside her Nashville condominium.

An advance clip from the show is online now at: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7388517n. CBS News may make additional advance clips available at www.60minutes.com and www.60minutesovertime.com in the days leading up to the broadcast. The full profile will be posted online at www.60minutes.com immediately after the show airs.

This has been a good week for Swift. She sold more than 545,000 digital tracks and debuted three new tracks (songs previously only available on the Target Deluxe Edition of "Speak Now") on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, with If This Was A Movie, Ours and Superman entering the chart at numbers 10, 13 and 26, respectively. Movie is Swift's eighth song to debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, a record. She also locked down three of iTunes' all-genre Top 10 spots, including the top two spots, the day after the songs' release.

Swift also reached the number one spot atop both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country radio charts, with Sparks Fly becoming her fourth consecutive number one single from her 5 million plus-selling "Speak Now" album, and her ninth chart topper.

The North American leg of the Speak Now tour wraps with sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21-22. The tour was extended into 2012 with shows in Australia and New Zealand.

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Taylor Swift has made the best CD of her young career with her fourth CD. The biggest difference is that Swift's singing, spotty on previous releases and live performances, is far far superior here. Swift wrote all 14 songs here, which like her other albums tend to deal with relationships that have gone south. Swift's songwriting always has been one of her strengths, and that continues to be the case here - both lyrically and musically. Put simply, Swift knows a lot about penning »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Carlile warms hearts with empathetic thoughts – Brandi Carlile, dressed festively with a Santa hat, began her mid-week concert set with Joni Mitchell's "River" and closed with the carol "O Holy Night." In between, she sang about an equal measure of old and new songs. And on this first night of a short acoustic tour, Carlile was both in fine spirits and voice.... »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
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