Taylor Swift and her team considered submitting Fearless (Taylor’s Version) to the Recording Academy. There was talk about whether her re-recordings would be up for a Grammy award. This led to an interesting debate, especially on the Grammy’s official social media accounts. Taylor’s fans defended her and think she win as many awards as she wants.
On the other hand, critics feel that she’s won enough awards and should give new artists a chance to shine. Taylor and her relationship with the Grammys have never been without criticism. Now, it looks like the singer-songwriter will not submit her first re-recording to the Recording Academy.
Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is not up for a Grammy award
Taylor Swift received high praise for the re-recording of her 2008 album, Fearless. Fans and music critics alike loved that she stuck to the original story and even kept the re-recordings as close to the originals as possible. Some noted that Taylor’s voice improved over the years. Taylor broke many records when she released Fearless (Taylor’s Version).
Despite the rave reviews, she pulled the album out of the running for the Grammys. Per Billboard, she won’t submit the album to either the Grammys or the CMA Awards. This comes after Taylor and her team deliberated over the decision for months. A representative from Taylor’s record label, Republic Records, explained the reason behind her decision.
“Fearless has already won four Grammys including album of the year, as well as the CMA Award for album of the year in 2009/2010 and remains the most awarded country album of all time.”
However, Taylor may consider submitting Red (Taylor’s Version) to the Grammys. As fans remember, Red lost the Album of the Year award to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories at the 2015 Grammy Awards. This led Taylor to leave country music altogether and release her first-ever pop album, 1989. She was broken-hearted over the loss and over the Grammy’s rejection.
WELL WELL WELL you all really went out and left my greatest expectations in shambles this week.😆 Word on the street is you made Fearless (my version) the biggest country album 1st week of the last 6 years & the top release of 2021 so far. Honestly?? How?? Did I get this lucky??
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) April 16, 2021
Taylor Swift still could win a Grammy
Folklore and Evermore are sister albums. Taylor Swift released them at times when they weren’t able to compete with one another at awards ceremonies. Folklore won Album of the Year at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. As for Evermore, it’s not eligible until the 64th annual Grammy Awards.
The singer-songwriter would rather focus on submitting Evermore. She’s hoping that her album will lead to some awards of its own. Evermore includes the lead single “Willow.” If Evermore also wins Album of the Year, that means Taylor could win back-to-back Grammy awards.
The question is whether that album made as much of an impact as Folklore did. What was so shocking about Folklore is that Taylor never released an album like that before. It has the perfect combination of Americana, country, and indie music. While it was a surprise release like Folklore, it didn’t make the same cultural impact.
What are your thoughts on Taylor not submitting Fearless (Taylor’s Version) to the Grammys? Do you think Evermore will win Album of the Year? Sound off below in the comments. Check back with Country Music Alley for more news on Taylor Swift.
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