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Taylor Swift’s Parents Influenced Her Diverse Musical Taste

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Taylor Swift has experimented with a lot of different musical styles on her albums. Much of that experimentation has been influenced by the music her parents listened to when she was a child.

“There was so much music in the house and music of all different kinds,” Taylor said. “That’s why melodically, I tend to skip around. Over the course of the same day we’d be playing Shania Twain and Linda Ronstandt, then we’d be playing Patsy Cline and then Def Leppard. Those are a lot of different musical corners, which might explain a lot.”

Taylor is currently working on her next album and she recently told the Associated Press to expect something different from her previous projects. “I think the goal for the next album is to continue to change, and never change in the same way twice,” she said. “How do I write these figurative diary entries in ways that I’ve never written them before and to a sonic backdrop that I’ve never explored before?”

Taylor’s latest single, “Red,” is in the Top 15 at country radio. She will perform a special rendition of “Red” with Vince Gill and Alison Krauss along with Edgar Meyer, Eric Darken and Sam Bush at the CMA Awards which will air live on ABC at 8/7c on November 6.


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