- Feb 3, 2021
- Austin, TX
That’s what I’m thinking. It’s not really what I’m listening to. But she shook the industry in a way similar to how Garth Brooks shook it. My opinion only. But country (meaning the popular modern Nashville sound, current generation and successful enough to be considered influential) is shaped by Brooks and Swift even though we could say others are also doing their own thing. But last 20 years it’s got to be Swift as the biggest change engine. My opinion.You have some good arguments here…and I’ll add this:
Taylor Swift actually has some talent and a good amount of ability as a singer, songwriter and performer. I’m not a big fan of mainstream country or mainstream pop (of which she belongs to both), but when I left my mind open and listened with honest ears, I actually like quite a few of her songs…will I stream a whole album in a row? Probably not—but I don’t go diving for the changer upon the start of one of her songs.
While she has been mocked for using her various love affairs and writing songs that seem to tap directly into the thoughts of girls and young women—but what do we expect? She is a young woman—only recently entered her 30’s…she’s just writing what she knows.