Taylor Wants Her MTV (and VH1)
The country superstar is set to perform on the VMAs.
MTV’s eternally unpredictable Video Music Awards usually afford a few blush-worthy moments, but this year the annual show will turn a definite shade of crimson when Taylor Swift performs a song from her upcoming album, Red.
The Sept. 6 gala in Los Angeles marks Taylor’s latest appearance at the VMAs, her most memorable coming in 2009 when hip-hop artist Kanye West famously interrupted her acceptance speech for Best Female Video.
The VMA performance is just one of two high-profile TV gigs for Taylor, who is gearing up for the Oct. 22 release of Red. On Nov. 11, the country-pop superstar headlines an episode of VH1’s Storytellers, the cable network’s insightful behind-the-lyrics series. Incorporating a fan-friendly online contest, the acoustic set will be taped at the high school or college that registers the most votes on taylorswiftoncampus.com. The music departments of the top five schools will also each receive a $10,000 grant, compliments of Taylor and the contest’s sponsors.
Taylor is just the latest country artist to open up about her songs on Storytellers, joing Garth Brooks, the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. Perhaps fans will finally learn who the new single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is really about. Though we wouldn’t hold our breath.