COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
TAYLOR SWIFT: She'll Never Tell
It's well-known that Taylor Swift writes about her life. And thought there's plenty of speculation about who certain songs are about, don't expect her to divulge her subjects. She tells the Associated Press, "The one thing that allows me to sleep at night is knowing that I've never confirmed who I write my songs about." But just because fans may play guess-the-ex doesn't mean she'll stop writing about her experiences. " If I factor in that millions of people may possibly speculate who that song is written about ... I may start to edit my songs down to nothing. So I keep them very, very one-on-one, just `message in a bottle' to the person I'm writing the song to, about or for."
The guys from Rascal Flatts have had their share of interesting encounters with fans including an awkward moment at a urinal in the men's room. Gary LeVox doesn't mind singing autographs, but he wishes fans would use some discretion. He says, "Don't pull up a chair and sit down and start asking all kinds of questions when the guy obviously is there trying to have dinner with his wife."
Brad Paisley mostly records songs he's written, but if he did choose to cover another artists his answer would be simple -- The Beatles. Backstage at the American Music Awards Brad said, "The Beatles ... They're on i-Tunes now, so yeah, all those young people are like, 'Who are these guys?'"
Brad just picked up the American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist.
ACM Artist of the Decade, Alabama, has reunited to record "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" for The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings. The band's rendition of the 1975 hit is the lead-off single for the album, which also includes Jamey Johnson singing "This Time," Randy Houser's version of "I'm a Ramblin' Man" and son Shooter on "Belle of the Ball."
Volume one of The Music Inside will be in stores in February.