Nashville News - Thursday, February 13th
by Christal Blue
posted Feb 13 2014 9:13AM
Taylor Swift wrapped up her series of shows at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday night, but she said goodbye to more than just the iconic venue that night. After the show, Taylor took to Instagram reveal her new shorter haircut to the world. Swift posted a picture of a Polaroid snapshot that showed her sporting a new chin-length hairdo while standing next to pop singer Ellie Goulding. In the caption for the photo, Swift said, "London, I could never thank you enough. See you next time! PS: short hair, don't care. (!!!)" But as it turns out, Taylor made getting her haircut quite the event with more than 30 people gathering around her to watch her locks get chopped off. Swift posted a video on Instagram that shows a crowd surrounding her as the scissors start to snip. (Photo Credit: Instagram.com/taylorswift)
Keith Urban's wife Nicole Kidman may be a famous Hollywood actress, but outside of the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown Kidman actually seeks a much simpler life. And like her country star hubby, Kidman doesn't mind living a nomadic lifestyle and actually enjoys hitting the road on his tour bus. Nicole says, "That's basically how I've seen most of America, on that bus. Keith and I are both gypsies at heart. We can make our home wherever we are. The girls are like that, too, now, so we take them everywhere." And when the two are away from each other, Keith never skimps on the romance. Kidman shares, "For every single night he's away, he leaves me a love letter. Every single night of our relationship."
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott sees how few women are breaking through on the country charts right now, and she, like many others in the business, is just ready for this trend to come to an end. Hillary tells The Kansas City Star, "I think that everyone, especially these days, is ready for that to change." Scott is proud of women like Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood who are doing so well in the genre, but says that there's definitely room for more. One new female artist that Scott sees pushing though in country music today is Kacey Musgraves, who is actually on the road with Lady A on their "Take Me Downtown Tour." Hillary Her talent is undeniable.
The Swon Brothers are in Sochi, Russia this week to take part in the festivities surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics. To showcase the fun of their world travels, The Swon Brothers have launched the Swon-styled website, www.AroundTheSworld.com. By visiting the site and connecting with the duo on Facebook or email, fans will be able to follow Zach and Colton's experiences around the world. The page will feature videos of their adventures, along with a countdown timer between new video airings. Participating fans will also have the opportunity to win a trip to Las Vegas to have dinner with the duo and also attend the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 6. Following their trip to the Olympics, the site will feature the brothers' video excursions onboard a Caribbean cruise and joining headliner Jerrod Niemann in Mexico for the High Noon Adventure at the all-new Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.