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Taylor Swift stays at the top

Thursday, August 2, 2007 – Forty weeks after its release, Taylor Swift's self-titled debut CD remains atop of Billboard's Country Albums chart, with sales this week of 35,525 albums. This is Swift's second consecutive week at number one.

Swift just wrapped a series of dates on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul2Soul 2007 tour. "Taylor proved that she has what it takes to be a real artist in country music and why her fans love her so," said Hill of touring with Taylor. "It was a thrill to have her on the Soul2Soul tour. She was professional, prepared, gracious, and most of all, gifted. The real deal."

Immediately after wrapping her Soul2Soul dates, Swift hooked back up with Brad Paisley's Bonfires & Amplifiers tour, which she joined in May, at Paisley's specific request. On Paisley's tour, Taylor performs a 25 minute set with her full band. She will tour with Paisley through November along with headlining some of her own shows.

Tour dates:
Aug. 3 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino
Aug. 4 Camden, NJ Tweeter Center
Aug. 9 Orlando Amway Arena
Aug. 10 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena
Aug. 11 Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater At The Wharf
Aug. 16 Aberdeen, SD Brown County Fair
Aug. 17 Stockton, KS Rooks County Fair
Aug. 18 St. Joseph, MO Trails West Festival
Aug. 20 Rapid City, SD Central State Fair
Aug. 23 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair
Aug. 25 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
Aug. 26 Chicago First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Aug. 28 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Wolf Den
Aug. 30 Allentown, PA Allentown Fair
Aug. 31 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Expo Center
Sept. 1 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair
Sept. 2 Lakewood, NJ Strand Theater
Sept. 6 London, Ontario CAN John Labatt Centre
Sept. 7 Hamilton, Ontario CAN Scotiabank Place
Sept. 8 Ottawa, Ontario CAN Molson Amphitheatre
Sept. 10 Halifax, Nova Scotia CAN Halifax Metro Centre
Sept. 11 St. Johns, New Brunswick CAN Harbour Station
Sept. 12 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
Sept. 14 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
Sept. 15 Burgettstown, PA Post Gazette Pavilion
Sept. 19 Athens Georgia Theater
Sept. 20 Atlanta Hi-Fi Buys Arena
Sept. 21 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheater
Sept. 22 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Arena
Sept. 26 Parkersburg, WV West Virginia University
Sept. 27 Chillicothe, OH Ohio State University
Sept. 30 Huntsville, AL Big Spring Jam

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Journey to Fearless DVD
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Speak Now CD review - Speak Now
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 »»»
Fearless CD review - Fearless
Taylor Swift took the county world by storm with her huge selling debut and its five hit singles. With a huge marketing push and myspace, Swift was on her way. Kind of like an Avril Lavigne for the teen female country set. Sophomore slump? There's no indication of that. Swift once again writes her material - all 13 songs here with help sometimes from Liz Rose, Colbie Caillat and John Rich. Swift writes of what she knows about - relationships and teen love come and gone in songs speak to her fans. »»»
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: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on – Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band. Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
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