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Taylor Swift Shares Love Advice with Fan: “Unrequited Love Is Just as Valid as Any Other Kind”

Image Courtesy CMAIf she ever steps away from her music career, Taylor Swift definitely has a future as an advice columnist.

A fan named Hannah reached out to Taylor on Instagram asking the superstar for advice on how to deal with her unrequited feelings for a guy she’s known for years.

Hannah, whose name on Instagram is SherbetSwift, describes her love interest as “a guy who’s sweet and charming and makes me laugh. A guy who said sorry for eating in front of me after finding out I had to skip breakfast…A guy who was my first best friend.” It turns out this guy has a girlfriend, whom Hannah describes as “pretty” and “nice” with an “amazing figure.”

Taylor wrote a lengthy reply to Hannah, telling her that true love isn’t just “the kind that lasts forever or is fully realized.” She continues, “I think unrequited love is just as valid as any other kind. It’s just as crushing and just as thrilling. No matter what happens in this situation, I want you to remember that what you are doing is selfless and beautiful and kind.”

Taylor goes on to tell Hannah she’ll someday find someone who loves her in that same, selfless way.


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Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is Jake Owen‘s twin brother’s name? ANSWER: Jarrod.


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Luke Bryan, Eric Church, FGL and Blake Shelton Added to CMA Music Festival Special Lineup

Image Courtesy Donn Jones/CMAThe CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock special just added a lot of star power to the lineup. Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, and Blake Shelton are all slated to sing on the show, airing Tuesday, August 5 at 8 ET on ABC.

Little Big Town returns for their second turn as hosts. They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Cole Swindell, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, and Thomas Rhett.

The CMA Music Festival special was filmed at the event of the same name held last month in Nashville.


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Brett Eldredge Explains Why Working Out Is Essential to His Life on the Road

Image Courtesy Warner Music NashvilleBrett Eldredge works out constantly to look good onstage, but it turns out the exercise is essential to keeping up with his hectic tour schedule.

He tells Michigan’s Jackson Citizen Patriot, “This job is more than just singing. You’ve got to stay healthy because being on the road is hard on your body.”

When he’s playing arenas, Brett usually runs the stairs before his concerts.

“I do a lot of high-impact cardio and then go hammer out the weights, when they are available,” Brett explains. “When they aren’t, I use this great 100 push-ups app. I also use a seven-minute workout app.”

Brett will be working it out on Keith Urban‘s Raise ‘Em Up tour all summer long.


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English Professor Gives Taylor Swift’s “Wall Street Journal” Op-Ed a B-Minus

ABC/Todd WawrychukTaylor Swift made waves not long ago by penning an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal about the future of the music business. Most people focused on Taylor’s optimism about the industry, but now, her actual writing ability has been put under a microscope.

Entertainment Weekly invited Margo Mifflin, a professor of English at the City University of New York, to “grade” Taylor’s essay and point out any flaws. Professor Mifflin’s opinion? “She has a strong, effervescent writing style,” she told the magazine. “But the piece has serious focus problems. It skids all over the place.” She gives Taylor a B-minus.

Taylor’s essay includes her thoughts about how artists need to surprise fans constantly and take musical risks, how albums can become best-sellers if they connect emotionally with listeners and how autographs and distinctions between musical genres are both obsolete.

For comparison’s sake, Mifflin also critiqued an piece by George Clooney, in which he expressed his anger and frustration over a story in a British tabloid claiming that his future-mother-in-law opposes him marrying her daughter. She gave Clooney’s effort an A-minus, saying that his writing was “pointed” and “persuasive,” but “a little too concise.”


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