IT’S TAYLOR’S WORLD!
The singer hits the carpet for a friend’s movie premiere, kicks off football season with a bang and chats up a former U.S. President
Taylor Swift worked the red carpet in a flirty emerald-green Miu Miu dress at pal Emma Stone’s Easy A premiere in Los Angeles Sept. 13.
Swift got the crowd ready for some football at the official NFL kickoff party in New Orleans Sept. 9.
A SWIFT SUMMIT
Swift bonded with former President George H.W. Bush after meeting with his grandchildren at the premiere of her “Mine” video in Maine Aug. 27.
Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush got some support from Washington Redskins cheerleaders while performing their version of the Sunday Night Football theme song on Today in New York City Sept. 10.
LOVE ON THE LINKS
Kellie Pickler practiced her putting while fiance Kyle Jacobs cheered her on at the Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament in Franklin, Tenn., Aug. 16.
CIRCLE OF FRIENDSHIP
Brad Paisley and Little Jimmy Dickens welcomed the return of the Grand Ole Opry’s famous wooden circle to center stage after floodwaters nearly destroyed it in May.
EDDIE’S NEW RESTAURANT
Eddie Montgomery (with daughter Candace) celebrated the grand opening of Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse in Harrodsburg, Ky., Sept. 14.
COHOST WITH THE MOST…
Blake Shelton charmed Hoda Kotb during his stint as guest host on Today in New York City Aug. 23.
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott took a swing at bandmate Dave Haywood (left) with Charles Kelley at a U.S. Open player party in New York City Aug. 27. (For more on Lady A, see page 44.)
ASCAP COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
NASHVILLE, SEPT. 14
ALL FOR ALAN
Chris Young (with Darius Rucker) recalled his first memory of honoree Alan Jackson. “It was his Christmas album,” says Young. “I wore it out as a kid!”
MAN OF HONOR
Alan Jackson (with wife Denise) received the ASCAP Founders Award for his songwriting. Said Jackson: “I don’t know that I feel worthy.”