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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 05: Taylor Swift attends the 65th GRAMMY Awards on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Berks County’s Taylor Swift says ‘Go Birds’!

As we all know, Taylor Swift is from our region.

If you don’t know, she was born in December 13, 1989 in West Reading PA.  That’s ‘Go Birds’ territory!

When Taylor was 11, she sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Philadelphia 76ers game.

The story goes that about a year later Berks County’s Taylor Swift picked up a guitar and started writing songs.  When she was 13, her family sold the farm and moved to Henderson, TN, about 20 miles from Nashville, to launch her music career.

Her first hit was about someone else with Philadelphia region roots! The song was ‘Tim McGraw”, who’s late Dad, Phillies pitching great, Tug McGraw–lived in Media PA.

It’s been more than documented that Taylor is a Philadelphia spots fan!

At  Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, Taylor walked up the red carpet with her friend Charlie Mack, Mr. Philadelphia who was “Eagled Up”!   I believe that was Taylor’s way of saying ‘Go Birds’ from the red carpet!

I’m am longtime Eagles fan going back to the 1970’s.  I love Charlie’s choice of the classic Eagles logo and the kelly green jacket!

When Taylor played at the Eagles home of Lincoln Financial Field in 2018, she spent some time with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie.  She returns to the the Linc on May 13, 2023.

Back in November 2022, the fan Twitter account, Eagles Nation gave us even more proof and a reminder that Taylor says ‘Go Birds’!

While I can’t find any written, audio or video evidence of Berks County’s Taylor Swift saying ‘Go Birds’, I think her actions speak louder than words!

Berks County's Taylor Swift Says 'Go Birds'!

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 13: Taylor Swift performs onstage during The 1989 World Tour on June 13, 2015 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TAS)

2023 Grammys: Taylor Swift Breaks Record For Music Video Wins

The 65th annual Grammy Awards is a night for records to be broken. To be eligible for nominations, recordings are released from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022. Per the Recording Academy’s guidelines, these recordings must be “commercially released, nationally distributed and available from within the eligibility period” to qualify. Powerhouse artists like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Lizzo and Adele all released new music during the eligibility period.

This year’s awards will also include five new categories, including Songwriter Of The Year (Non-Classical), Best Alternative Music Performance and Best Americana Performance. There’ll also be a special merit award for Best Song For Social Change.

The awards ceremony takes place Sunday, February 5 at the Arena in Los Angeles at 8 pm ET on CBS and Paramount+ with host Trevor Noah for the third year in a row. Musical performances will be made by current nominees Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras and Sam Smith.

See the big winners in the pop and Top 40 categories below:

  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

    Diana Ross — Thank You
    Kelly Clarkson — When Christmas Comes Around…
    Michael Bublé — Higher — WINNNER
    Norah Jones — I Dream of Christmas (Extended)
    Pentatonix — Evergreen

  • Best Dance/Electronic Recording

    Beyonce — “Break My Soul” — WINNER
    Bonobo — “Rosewood”
    David Guetta & Bebe Rexha — “I’m Good (Blue)”
    Diplo & Miguel — “Don’t Forget My Love”
    Kaytranada Featuring H.E.R. — “Intimidated”
    Rüfüs Du Sol — “On My Knees”

  • Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

    Germaine Franco — Encanto — WINNER
    Hans Zimmer — No Time to Die
    Jonny Greenwood — The Power of the Dog
    Michael Giacchino — The Batman
    Nicholas Britell — Succession: Season 3

  • Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

    Various Artists — Elvis
    Various Artists — Encanto — WINNER
    Various Artists — Stranger Things: Soundtrack From the Netflix Series, Season 4
    Lorne Balfe, Harold Faltermeyer, Lady Gaga & Hans Zimmer — Top Gun: Maverick
    Various Artists — West Side Story

  • Best Pop Solo Performance

    Adele — “Easy On Me” — WINNER
    Bad Bunny — “Moscow Mule”
    Doja Cat — “Woman”
    Steve Lacy — “Bad Habit”
    Lizzo — “About Damn Time”
    Harry Styles — “As It Was”

  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    ABBA — “Don’t Shut Me Down”
    Camila Cabello Featuring Ed Sheeran — “Bam Bam”
    Coldplay & BTS — “My Universe”
    Post Malone & Doja Cat — “I Like You (A Happier Song)”
    Sam Smith & Kim Petras — “Unholy” — WINNER

  • Best Pop Vocal Album

    ABBA — Voyage
    Adele — 30
    Coldplay — Music of the Spheres
    Harry Styles — Harry’s House — WINNER
    Lizzo — Special

  • Best Dance/Electronic Music Album

    Beyonce — Renaissance — WINNER
    Bonobo — Fragments
    Diplo — Diplo
    Odesza — The Last Goodbye
    Rufus Du Sol — Surrender

  • Song Of The Year

    GAYLE — “abcdefu”
    Lizzo — “About Damn Time”
    Taylor Swift — “All Too Well (10 Minute Version) (The Short Film)”
    Harry Styles — “As It Was”
    Steve Lacy — “Bad Habit”
    Beyonce — “Break My Soul”
    Adele — “Easy On Me”
    DJ Khaled feat. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Fridayy — “God Did”
    Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”
    Bonnie Raitt — “Just Like That” — WINNER

  • Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media

    Austin Wintory — Aliens: Fireteam Elite
    Bear McCreary — Call of Duty: Vanguard
    Christopher Tin — Old World
    Richard Jacques — Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
    Stephanie Economou — Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök — WINNER

  • Best Song Written for Visual Media

    Beyoncé — “Be Alive”
    Carolina Gaitán — La Gaita, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto – Cast — “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” — WINNER
    Jessy Wilson Featuring Angélique Kidjo — “Keep Rising (The Woman King)”
    Lady Gaga — “Hold My Hand”
    Taylor Swift — “Carolina”
    4*Town, Jordan Fisher, Finneas O’Connell, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo & Grayson Villanueva — “Nobody Like U”

  • Best Music Video

    Adele — “Easy on Me”
    BTS — “Yet to Come”
    Doja Cat — “Woman”
    Harry Styles — “As It Was”
    Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”
    Taylor Swift — “All Too Well: The Short Film” — WINNER
    Taylor Swift’s joins the most awarded artist in this category with 2 wins. Swift won for “Bad Blood,” also becoming the first artist to win with a sole directing credit for her own music video.

  • Best Music Film

    Adele — Adele One Night Only
    Billie Eilish — Billie Eilish Live at the O2
    Justin Bieber — Our World
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse — A Band a Brotherhood a Barn
    Rosalía — Motomami (Rosalía TikTok Live Performance)
    Various Artists — Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story — WINNER

  • Record of the Year

    ABBA — “Don’t Shut Me Down”
    Adele — “Easy on Me”
    Beyoncé — “Break My Soul”
    Brandi Carlile Featuring Lucius — “You and Me on the Rock”
    Doja Cat — “Woman”
    Harry Styles — “As It Was”
    Kendrick Lamar — “The Heart Part 5”
    Lizzo — “About Damn Time” — WINNER
    Mary J. Blige — “Good Morning Gorgeous”
    Steve Lacy — “Bad Habit”

  • Best New Artist

    Domi & JD Beck
    Molly Tuttle
    Muni Long
    Omar Apollo
    Samara Joy — WINNER
    Tobe Nwigwe
    Wet Leg

  • Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

    Baynk — Adolescence
    Father John Misty — Chloë and the Next 20th Century
    Harry Styles — Harry’s House — WINNER
    Robert Glasper — Black Radio III
    Wet Leg — Wet Leg

  • Best Remixed Recording

    Beyoncé — “Break My Soul (Terry Hunter Remix)”
    Ellie Goulding — “Easy Lover (Four Tet Remix)”
    The Knocks & Dragonette — “Slow Song (Paul Woolford Remix)”
    Lizzo — “About Damn Time (Purple Disco Machine Remix)” — WINNER
    Wet Leg – -“Too Late Now (Soulwax Remix)”

  • Album of the Year

    ABBA – Voyage
    Adele – 30
    Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti
    Beyoncé – Renaissance
    Brandi Carlile – In These Silent Days
    Coldplay – Music of the Spheres
    Harry Styles – Harry’s House — WINNER
    Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
    Lizzo – Special
    Mary J. Blige – Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe)

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