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Swift releases song, plans Berlin show

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – Taylor Swift released a new song this week, penned with a member of fun.

Swift also announced a new show for Berlin as part of British run of dates and a collaboration on her CMA performance.

Swift wrote and co-produced the song with Jack Antonoff from fun. The song is on the original soundtrack album, released this week by Sony. The movie drops Dec. 27 in New York and Los Angeles

Swift first shared the news of the song's release with fans, using a surprise announcement on Twitter (@taylorswift13) in the hours leading up to the song's iTunes posting. She tweeted that, "Something I'm really excited about is happening very soon! Maybe even as soon as tonight!", then announced the big news and posted a link to the song on iTunes.

The RED Tour heads to Australia and New Zealand next month. On Monday, Swift added a Feb. 7, 2014 date at Berlin's O2 World to her previously announced 2014 five-show UK leg of the tour at London's O2. Swift plays the O2 in London on Feb. 1, 2, 4, 10 and 11.

Swift released a brand-new song on iTunes this week, Sweeter Than Fiction, from the upcoming Weinstein Company film "One Chance." The song hit number one on the iTunes Country chart and Top 5 at iTunes over-all in more than 20 countries around the globe within hours of release, including the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Sweden, Singapore, the Philippines, Argentina and Lebanon.

Swift also announced this week that she will perform her hit single Red on this year's CMA Awards telecast with Alison Krauss, Edgar Meyer, Eric Darken, Sam Bush and Vince Gill. Swift is nominated for six CMA awards, including Entertainer of the Year, and the show airs live on Nov. 6 on ABC.

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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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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