Taylor Swift might be making a surprise appearance at the 2016 Country Music Association Awards. A source tells Us Weekly that the 26-year-old singer might be performing at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 2. A second source adds that she’s currently in Nashville.
Will she be dancing in the front row? Taylor Swift might be making a surprise appearance at the 2016 Country Music Association Awards. A source tells Us Weekly that the 26-year-old singer might be performing at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 2. A second source adds that she’s currently in Nashville.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards, show producers worked a truly impressive number of performers into the Nov. 2 telecast, utilizing everything from moving medleys to photo montages and mentions of legends seated in the audience.
But no other appearance received half the attention of Beyoncé’s “Daddy Lessons” collaboration with the Dixie Chicks. As with just about anything Bey-related, the announcement that she would take the stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena during what’s billed as “Country’s Biggest Night” generated a flurry of social media responses voicing a wide array of opinions. At opposing extremes were those exultant about the superstar extending her dominance into an additional corner of the musical landscape and those who declared themselves country fans — but likely represented only a small but vocal minority of the genre’s listenership — and insisted that she didn’t belong there.
The day after the show, a number of blogs joined Beyhive diehards in accusing the Country Music Association of bowing to the more vitriolic, racially charged commenters by erasing all online promotion of the Bey/Chicks segment, a conversation which ultimately amplified the perception that such viewpoints represented the country audience en masse. (The plausible explanation offered by the CMA was that Beyoncé’s representatives were simply selective about what photos and video clips they would approve.) Some of the complaints plucked from Twitter feeds and comment threads on the CMA’s Facebook page had a territorial tone that echoed the “Is it or isn’t it country?” debate that sprang upin some corners after “Daddy Lessons” was released on Lemonade in April.
Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride, and Carrie Underwood perform onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tribute to Shea Weber before the Nashville vs Montreal game! What a guy!
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