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Taylor Swift Showed Up At A Fan’s House With Joe Alwyn’s Brother and it’s Kind of Adorable!

When 1989 was about to burst onto the scene, Taylor Swift was hosting 1989 Secret Sessions in very cities, where she would invite 89 fans over and let them listen to the unreleased album in its entirety. It seems so long since the constant posts and stalking of fans. Swift even played the role of Secret Santa and Cupid, sending fans large boxes filled with many gifts she handpicked out for each of the fans she sent them too. Yes, she even showed up to a fan’s house to hand deliver gifts as well!

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Since the news of Swift’s sixth studio album Reputation, fans have wondered what they would see from the singer/songwriter this time around. Swift has been very quiet on social media, erasing all formers posts and traces of her former self. She has not been promoting her new album or doing interviews but letting the music speak for itself.

Swift has, however, still been active on social media in the form of liking posts on Tumblr and more recently, joining fans Instagram lives and having conversations over Instagram direct messaging.

Lara, who lives in the UK was certainly surprised to find the superstar herself show up at her home and she did not come alone, she brought Patrick Alwyn with her! Patrick is the younger brother of actor Joe Alwyn who has been dating Swift for about a year now. What a great surprise that was! Check out the videos and photos of the visit below!

 

Swift even asks Lara how she knows all the other Swifties in the “Tays Brits” group and she said they all met online because of her. Well if that just doesn’t describe every Swiftie’s best friend! Watch videos of Taylor Swift visiting Lara below!

Lara and Taylor talking about us – max

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We can’t wait to see what else Swift has up her sleeve! She also announced that she is releasing an app later this year!!

Taylor Swift is Launching Her Own App ‘The Swift Life’ to Connect With Her Fans!

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Cole Swindell Pens Heartwarming Letter Following Songwriter/Artist of the Year Win

Cole Swindell was recently honored with the songwriter/artist of the year award from the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). He moved to Nashville with the dream of somehow becoming part of the music industry, no matter what form that may be. Swindell accepted the award via video message saying:

“It’s the biggest honor of my career by far because I moved to this town to be a songwriter…All I ever wanted to do was to write songs.”

He went from selling merchandise at Luke Bryan concerts, to opening for him, to headling his own tour!

What a night! #ACMHonors #ICYMI

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Swindell has written #1 songs for himself as well as other huge acts. Just las year alone he earned 4 BMI awards for #1 songs he wrote for Thomas Rhett (“Get Me Some of That”), Luke Bryan (“Roller Coaster”), Florida Georgia Line (“This Is How We Roll”) as well as his own No. 1 “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight.”

LIVE FROM COLE SWINDELL’S #1 PARTY “You Should Be Here.”

 

Since signing his record deal just over three years ago (July 13, 2013), Swindell has been the writer on eight No. 1 songs including five as a solo artist. His latest No. 1 included his career-defining Platinum-certified “You Should Be Here,” co-written with the NSAI Songwriter of the Year winner Ashley Gorley. The song joins Swindell’s first four No. 1 consecutive singles as a solo artist (including Gold-certified “Let Me See Ya Girl,” along with Platinum-certified hits “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight,” “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” and “Chillin’ It”) from his Platinum selling self-titled debut album which tops his own record of being the only solo artist in the history of Country Aircheck/Mediabase to top the chart with his first FIVE singles. His current self-penned single “Middle of a Memory,” off of his second album You Should Be Here, is sitting at No. 5 on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts and still climbing.

 

Swindell took the time to pen a letter to Nashville, thanking the beautiful city for being there for him, his family, his friends and his fans.

Dear Nashville… my letter to all of you [Link in bio]

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I signed my record deal with Warner on July 13th 2013, and had my first single picked, “Chillin’ It”. It was the best year of my life and I was in the middle of my radio tour when I got the call that we had lost my dad in a freak accident. How could that possibly be in the master plan? He was the best guy in the world, my biggest fan and was the first person I ever heard play the guitar and sing. I was in shock and lost. Who did I turn to?

Nashville. This town. My family. Country radio … It was like everyone had my back no matter what media partner, label, publishing company or PRO they worked for and I’ll never forget it. I realized that some of my heroes, like Dierks Bentley, had also lost their dads and were there for me. Things like that make me proud to live in THIS town and proud to be a part of this format.

“Country” means a lot more to me than the sound coming out of your speakers. To me it’s a big family. It’s how you treat others, how you were raised. It’s lyrics that can change your life. All that. We are all getting to do what we love and that’s because somebody took a chance on us.

Swindell just celebrated his latest #1 “You Should Be Here” which was inspired by the death of his father. Although the song is deeply personal to him, it has taken on a personal meaning for millions of others.

“You Should Be Here” will always be a special song for me. The first day it was played on country radio the messages I got on social media from fans everywhere broke my heart. I wanted to release a song that would help other people but hearing their stories made me know I wasn’t alone… it wasn’t about me anymore, it wasn’t about only my dad. It was for everyone that had been there and knew that pain. Your stories have and will continue to change me for the better. People asked, “How did you film the video and release a song that personal?” I never looked at it that way. The fans give me all they have and I will always do the same. Although I don’t like the circumstances of why I had to write the song. I know for a fact if my dad knew leaving this world a little early would inspire a song that would help so many, he would’ve had no problem with it. That’s the kind of guy he was. That’s the kind of guy I want to be. Every night I sing that song I know he’s there, best seat in the house no doubt.

Read the full letter: Cole Swindell Letter

Theories As To Why Justin Bieber Cancelled His M&GS

There are some celebrities who clearly aren’t utilizing their publicists well. Justin Bieber is one of those people. So many times people try to make announcements, thinking it would be best if it came from them, but they end up doing a very terrible job at it.

That’s what happened when Bieber decided to cancel his m&gs which cost $925-$2000. Not only are the prices ridiculous  but you have to pay $2,000 to get an individual picture with him. What is he the pope?! Is he curing cancer? Has he solved the world hunger problem?


If you can only afford the $925 option you have to take your photo with a group of 4-6 people. I guess if you don’t have a group to go with, congratulations you get strangers in your pictures.


The worst part is, M&Gs are suppose to be so special. It’s an opportunity for an artist to meet with some of their supporters and thank them for buying their music and coming to their shows. Without the fans, an artist would have no career.

Here’s the reasons Beiber gave for cancelling his M&Gs:

Love u guys.. I'm going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people's spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people's expectations of what I'm supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can't tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn't so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I'm in to give you the best show you have ever seen 😉

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“Love u guys.. I’m going to be canceling my meet and greets. I enjoy meeting such incredible people but I end up feeling so drained and filled with so much of other people’s spiritual energy that I end up so drained and unhappy.. Want to make people smile and happy but not at my expense and I always leave feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression .. The pressure of meeting people’s expectations of what I’m supposed to be is so much for me to handle and a lot on my shoulders. Never want to disappoint but I feel I would rather give you guys the show and my albums as promised. Can’t tell you how sorry I am, and wish it wasn’t so hard on me.. And I want to stay in the healthy mindset I’m in to give you the best show you have ever seen ;)”

 

There are so many reasons this post was disrespectful and cruel.

First of all the picture he posted to explain that he would be cancelling his M&Gs due to them being “emotionally draining” was with a Make-A-Wish child.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Make-A-Wish foundation, it’s a way for kids who have medical conditions and often times don’t have much longer to live, to be able to accomplish something they’ve always wanted to but need help doing so. Most of the time that includes meeting Artists they wouldn’t be able to, whose music helps them during their times of struggle. Other times they request to attend award shows or have a family trip to Disneyland, etc. Via their website:

“Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish®vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.”

These are some of the best and final memories they might have. Imagine being that child, or a family of that child and being excited that your idol posted your photo on Instagram and then reading the caption that they would now be cancelling future M&Gs because meeting fans (that child included), made them emotionally drained and depressed. That they wake up “unhappy.” Well hey Justin, at least you don’t have a terminal illness.

He goes on to say that he wants to make others happy but not at his expense. First, let’s clarify: it’s at their expense… $2,000 of it.

Second, I highly doubt meeting fans is the real reason he is depressed and emotionally drained.

Here are some thoughts on why Bieber cancelled his M&Gs and how he can live a happy and healthier life. 

1. Bieber probably doesn’t have very healthy coping skills and still uses alcohol and drugs as an escape. He can’t exactly be high and drunk while meeting fans, so that right there is bringing him down. Being sober must be hard.

2. He is probably so busy shipping Jelena (him and Selena Gomez) as he continually posts throwback photos of them (as recently as 3 days ago), that the thought of them no longer being together is depressing him and causing him to wake up unhappy. We get it, first loves are hard to get over, but continuously living in the past is not going to help.

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3. He has passionate and maybe even some pretty crazy fans… But he does crazy and insane things. Just saying… Crazy attracts crazy. So maybe it’s time to cool it on all the stunts and learn how to have fun in a legal way. He needs to surround himself with a group of positive people who believe in him and love him for who he is, not because of his fame or money.

Take a look at this video from one of Bieber’s M&Gs. It’s hard to see as I imagine videos aren’t allowed, but if you peer through the elbows and people, you can see in the distance his security, literally pulling fans by their arms to take them out of the room after they are done with their M&G. That is no way to treat a human being. This isn’t People’s Most Wanted, these are people who paid thousands of dollars to meet someone and then they are treated worse than dirt.

4. Justin, please get help. Seriously. You obviously have some depression and other mental health issues that you need to deal with. No, I’m not saying he has a disease or is crazy or anything like that. Mental Health is serious and often times it is hard not to be depressed. However blaming your fans for that is very inconsiderate, considering they are the ones who allow you to have your career.

I haven’t compared Bieber to other artists who go above and beyond for their fans, because that isn’t the issue. This isn’t about who is the best or most kind artist, this is about respect for one another and for facing real issues.

I believe with a strong support system and healthy outlets, Bieber can get back to being a healthy and happy person again. I support him taking a break from M&Gs if he needs to take a step back and get healthy again, but please face the real issues. Meeting fans cannot be the only reason for such depression, unhappiness and emotional exhaustion. Figure out what those things are, take some time off if needed to regroup and then come back when you are emotionally ready.

Fans need to connect to their artists. They connect when you are open and honest, but telling them they are the actual problem? That they are the reason for unhappiness? Even if that is 100% true, that is disrespectful and hurtful to millions of people.

He really should have had a publicist release a statement or at least collaborate on one together. One that didn’t hurt so many people and make them also feel depressed and unhappy. There was a better way to go about making this announcement. It’s sad so many had to be hurt in the process.