So sweet! Taylor Swift will never forget where she came from, and HollywoodLife.com can EXCLUSIVELY reveal the heartfelt motivation behind the ‘Blank Space’ singers appearance at the CMA Awards.
Taylor Swift, 26, was more than happy to show up as a last-minute surprise at the 2016 CMA Awards for one very special reason: her fans. Stepping on the Nashville, Tennessee stage on November 2 was not only a reminder of where Taylor’s music career first skyrocketed to the top of the charts, but also a message to those who have been there since the very beginning and will never be forgotten by Taylor.
“Taylor really wanted to get back to her ‘wholesome country roots’ by appearing at Nashville and at the CMA’s this year. She was worried that all the hype surrounding her personal life in recent times would alienate her true country fans,” a source close to the superstar tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Also, her musical career has been much more pop driven recently while the headlines have been all about her relationships with the likes of Calvin Harris and Tom Hiddleston, so, Taylor wanted to go back to her roots and show people that she had not forgotten about those.”
How sweet is that? We really love that Taylor still finds her country roots so important, even as she now tops the pop charts as one of the biggest pop stars in the world. We’re also totally obsessed with the fact that she’s still writing country music, as it was recently revealed that she penned the heartbreaking ballad “Better Man” for her friends, Little Big Town. It must have been such an honor for Taylor to see them perform the song live at the CMA Awards!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Are YOU happy to hear that Taylor has not forgotten about her roots? Do YOU think she’ll ever return to country music? Comment below!