Taylor Swift’s “Big Reputation” Tour Exceeds Your Expectations

Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour has taken over stadiums all over the country, including Metlife Stadium. Not only was she able to play one show, she played three. Swift is the first female headliner to play Metlife three times, which is the breakthrough push female artists needed.

I’ll be honest, I’ve always been shakey with Taylor Swift over the years. I’ve grown up listening to her music but never saw what other people see in her. It took me a few listens to get into her new album Reputation but when I got into, man I got into it. It’s the most bad-ass record I’ve heard in a while. It’s different, vulnerable, mature, something only Taylor Swift can pull off. That’s the cool thing about music, sometimes you grow into loving something you never thought you’d even like. I knew I wanted to see her live after all these years of hearing how well she performs, but of course, it was a bit pricey. After having the opportunity to see the Reputation tour, I would drop money I don’t even have on seeing her again.

The production she put had you asking yourself millions of questions. How, what, who, when? Yes, it was that good. She made sure to have every inch of the crowd involved. Flying over to the other side of the stadium and performing a couple songs. She played a few different throwback songs each night including “Fearless”, “Clean”, and at my show, she sang “Enchanted.” My inner 12-year-old self-came out real quick. The fact that it was POURING rain for two nights and she still put on a breathtaking show is something you’d think that would only happen in the movies.

Rain or shine, Taylor Swift is an entertainment icon. She knows how to gather a crowd and make remarkable memories with everyone who attends her shows. I will never get over how amazing her show was and I can’t stop thinking about when I’m going to see her next. If you’re even thinking a little bit about attending, do it. The old Taylor might be “dead” but the new one is someone everyone should experience live.

Here’s her setlist!

  1. Taylor Swift Setlist – July 22, 2018
  2. “…Ready for It?” (best intro ever)
  3. “I Did Something Bad” 
  4. “Gorgeous”
  5. “Style – Love Story – You Belong With Me”
  6. “Look What You Made Me Do”
  7. “End Game” 
  8. “King of My Heart”
  9. “Delicate” (just went #1 on pop radio..by the way)
  10. “Shake It Off” (with Charli XCX and Camila Cabello)
  11. “Dancing With Our Hands Tied” (acoustic)
  12. “Enchanted” (acoustic)
  13. “Blank Space”
  14. “Dress”
  15. “Bad Blood” – “Should’ve Said No”
  16. “Don’t Blame Me
  17.  “Long Live” – “New Year’s Day” (piano)
  18. “Getaway Car”
  19. “Call It What You Want”
  20. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”

Carly Pearce’s Album Release Party: Inside Every Little Thing

After hearing most of Carly Pearce’s album this Monday night, I don’t think the world is ready for her. After just signing to Big Machine Label Group in the past year, Carly’s single “Every Little Thing” breaking top 10 on country airplay this week is just the beginning for her.

Her compassionate and humble mindset bringing everyone that was involved in making her album on stage showed just how thankful she was for not only getting to make a record, but also for everyone who was a part of her journey.

Lucky for you, I’m going to give you a little taste of Carly’s new album Every Little Thing before it comes out on Oct 13.

I’m not going to show you EVERY little “thing” of the show (see what I did there),  but I am going to share some of my favorites that I think could go a long way. Not just on country airplay, but songs for girls to relate to.

She brought up Shane McAnally, who is an absolute genius in the songwriting industry. If you’re not familiar with him, he wrote “Body Like A Backroad,” sung by Sam Hunt, which is currently No. 1 on country airplay. Emily Shackelton, who has written songs for Cassadee Pope and Sara Evans. You can’t forget the one-and-only Hillary Lindsey who is a legend on music row, writing hits for Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town.

One of my first favorites was “Hide The Wine,” which Carly cut from Hillary Lindsey. This is the most throw-back country women’s 2000 song I’ve ever heard, and it could unquestionably go far up those charts. As we all know, Hillary Lindsey would not steer you wrong on any song that she writes, and this one for sure is a hit. Take a listen, and if you love wine, this is your song…. just saying.

This one, she wrote with Emily Shackelton, called “Careless,” is for sure a Carly Fierce song. This hard-core girl anthem is going places. It’s one song that every girl can probably get over her ex right after hearing this gem. I think every girl out there is trying to find a song to relate to in this category; Carly and Emily hit the target on these lyrics.

Next up I can’t tell if it’s one of my favorites because Carly’s voice sounds amazing with it, or that Shane was a part of writing it, or both…. definitely both. This one’s called “Feel Something.” Carly explained during the show that when she showed her mom the song, her mom said, “Omg cut it.” I’m glad she listened to her mom, because this one is special.

Do you feel too teased yet? I told you this album is going to be a game-changer. After all of the controversy over the years with women not getting the recognition and airplay time they deserve, I believe Carly will start a movement and her sales will go through the roof. Carly deserves all of this, seeing what she’s gone through the years to get here, and it’s heartening to see that everyone else is recognizing that too. Every Little Thing can and will be revolutionary for representing women in country music; you heard it here first.

If you haven’t pre-ordered Every Little Thing yet, I suggest you go and do that now. Let’s start supporting women in country music and giving them the acknowledgment they deserve.

Carly’s heading out on Brett Young’s CALIVILLE tour this fall; do you have your tickets yet?