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Swift joins icons on cover of 'Rolling Stone'

April 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
If Taylor Swift didn't get enough excitement this week with her two Country Music Television awards, she got another shot when she learned she'd be on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine's "The Best of Rock 2008" issue. "Am I dreaming? Somebody pinch me, because I cannot believe what has happened this week!" Swift told The Associated Press on Friday, the day the magazine hit newsstands.

"To say it's overwhelming does not even cover it. I was so blown away by such an incredible night at the CMT awards, and then to find out the next day that I'm on the cover of Rolling Stone with Madonna, Bono and Springsteen! No way. I am completely in awe."

Swift is the only country artist included in the magazine's "Best of Rock" issue.

"The 18-year-old country-pop sensation - a one-time Abercrombie and Fitch model raised on a Christmas tree farm in rural Pennsylvania - is equally appealing to tween girls (who can relate to TRL-dominating songs like 'Teardrops on My Guitar') and grown men (those legs)," reads the article under the heading "Best Country Lolita."

"I don't care how people look at me," Swift told Rolling Stone. '`As long as they look at me."

At Monday's CMT awards, Swift won video of the year and female video for her smash "Our Song," a tune she wrote in the 9th grade for a talent show.

She leads the field of female nominees for next month's Academy of Country Music Awards with three nominations: top female vocalist, album of the year and top new female vocalist.

Swift's 2006 self-titled debut, on which she wrote or co-wrote all 11 songs, has sold nearly 3 million copies.

 

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