Alan Jackson Thinks Taylor Is a Great Songwriter

Alan says it’s a “high honor” that Taylor sang one of his songs at his induction into songwriters’ hall.

Among Alan Jackson's highlights at his induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame: Taylor Swift sang Alan's 9/11 song, "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)."

“It’s a high honor,” Alan told Country Weekly, an honor because Alan feels Taylor's a pretty talented songwriter her own self.

“I’ve been a fan of hers,” he said before the induction last night (Oct. 16)

“That first song of hers came out, ‘Teardrops on My Guitar,’ I didn’t know who she was, I never seen her, heard her. I just heard that song on the radio, and I thought, ‘You know what, that’s a well-written song, and whoever that is, I love the record. She’s gonna do something.’ I knew it then. I could just tell. It’s a song written from some experience.”

Taylor—for the fourth time in five years—scored the songwriter/artist of the year award last night from Nashville Songwriters Association International.

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