Even if you have only casual knowledge of Swift’s music—there may be six or seven souls left on the planet who can’t sing all the words to “Shake It Off”—you’re aware that Swift has become not only one of the most successful recording artists ever, but also an unrivaled power broker who has prevailed in a volatile media economy and brought today’s music overlords to heel.Swift’s 2015 stare-down of Apple—she declined to put her hit album on Apple’s nascent streaming-music service when the company said it would not pay artists during its initial launch; Apple changed its policy immediately and paid everyone—was a seismic example of a single artist’s toppling corporate might.To be clear: I’m not saying the people in this church aren’t aware that Scott and Andrea’s kid turned into, you know, —it’s hilarious to watch the flower girls try to keep it together, and the nuns seem pretty jazzed, too—but that’s not the story today. And the only evidence that the maid of honor is you-know-who is the paparazzi who have gathered at the bottom of the hill, hoping to snag a photo with their long lenses. A treasured footnote to the Taylor Swift backstory is that she spent much of her childhood being raised at, of all places, a Christmas-tree nursery called Pine Ridge Farm. “So I’ve been a big disappointment.”“I’ve gotten over the bitterness, finally,” Andrea says sarcastically.It is the kind of quaint, Norman Rockwell–ian detail that sounds a bit too precious, too good to be true. Soon we arrive at a clearing with a barn and a small farmhouse. Taylor and Andrea have not made any calls or arrangements about visiting.We pull up alongside, and Andrea rolls down her window. She surveys the fields behind the driveway, which include a small grove of pine trees her parents once planted.
Critically 'Permanent Vacation' is often looked at as the beginning of their comeback, but 'Done WAerosmith played their first ever show at Miscoe Hill School in Mendon, MA.
After Ari dominated the stage with her steamy “Side to Side” performance, she returned to her seat next to her boyfriend (boy-toy?
BY NOW YOU KNOW that the past few years have been extraordinary ones in the life of Taylor Swift.
“When you’re a little kid, you’re riding the same roads to school every single day, hundreds of times.
When you come back, you snap into that strange nostalgia.”And the church!