Eric Church is giving high praise to Taylor Swift. Church handed out the compliments when he discussed Swift’s new direction that she took with 1989 by making the transition from country music to pop according to Music Times. Church and Swift both wrapped up 2014 by landing spots on the Top Selling Albums of 2014. Swift scored her spot with 1989 and Church earned his place for The Outsiders. Both singers also secured GRAMMY nominations for their latest albums.
Church received four nominations for “The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.” taking place on Feb. 8, 2015 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Church is in the running for Best Country Album with The Outsiders, Best Country Duo/Group Performance with Keith Urban for their hit “Raise 'Em Up” and Church has a chance for two wins with “Give Me Back My Hometown” being nominated for the Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.
Swift earned three GRAMMY nominations for her latest album with the first single released from 1989 titled "Shake It Off" scoring nominations in the Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance categories. Swift faces Meghan Trainor with “All About That Bass,” Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version),” Sia for “Chandelier” and “Fancy” from Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX for the win in Record Of The Year category.
The competition for the win in the Song Of The Year category is “Take Me To Church,” “All About That Bass,” “Chandelier” and “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version).” Swift goes for the GRAMMY trophy in the Best Pop Solo Performance category with "Shake It Off" facing Pharrell Williams for “Happy (Live),” Sia with “Chandelier,” John Legend for “All Of Me (Live)” and “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)” from Sam Smith.
Church said “From Taylor's standpoint, I think the record is brilliant" adding "I own the record. You know what I love about it? It's creative. It's what she wanted to do.” Church continued by saying "What she'll do next, I have no idea. And that's what I think is cool about it. I have no clue where she's heading. That's the exciting part. When you do something like that, it kind of shakes everything up so much — no pun intended — that you're intrigued. That's exciting to me."
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