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Taylor Gets Grammy Revenge on “Mean” Critics

Country star picks up two trophies—and a standing O—for her song lashing out at her haters.

by CBS/Phil McCarten /Landov

Revenge is a dish best served, uh, with two golden trophies?

Taylor Swift lashed out at critics with her bluegrass-y song “Mean”—and she earned two Grammys for it Sunday night (Feb. 13), one for Best Country Song, the other for Best Country Solo Performance.

Not only that, but Taylor performed the song, and put in the words Someday I'll be singing this at the Grammys. . . . The crowd rewarded the performance with a standing ovation.

“It’s always going to mean the world to me, the idea of getting to go the Grammys,” Taylor said when she got her first trophy, before the televised part of the Grammys started.

"But this one means a lot to me. There’s really no feeling like writing a song about somebody who is really mean to you and someone who really hates you, and then winning a Grammy for it.”

Taylor also got to see her folk duo friends The Civil Wars—her partners on The Hunger Games soundtrack song "Safe & Sound"—pick up two trophies as well.

The Civil Wars got Grammys for Best Folk Album and Best Country Group/Duo Performance, beating out some of country's top names for the second one.


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