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Vince Gill Thinks People Love Taylor Swift Because She ‘Connects’

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Vince Gill and his western swing band Time Jumpers were doing a show recently in Nashville when he mentioned he’d been rehearsing his CMA performance of Red with Taylor Swift.

Right after he said her name someone in the audience yelled “Booo” and Vince went off on them.  Unfortunately, we don’t have the audio, but according to The Washington Post, what he said was”unprintable.”And it was still on his mind the next day, because as he was doing an interview about HIS life and career, he decided to bring it up.

He said,

“I love Taylor.  Does she make me think of Loretta Lynn and Kitty Wells? Never.  But that’s okay.  She has something that’s so compelling, people are drawn to it and you can’t deny that.  That’s what makes it great.

I don’t think she’d stand there with a straight face and tell you, ‘I can sing like Mariah Carey.’  She doesn’t have to.  History is full of people that weren’t knock-your-socks-out-I’m-the-greatest-singer-that-ever-lived.  But she connects.  And that’s what I like.  I love things that connect to people.  There are people who can play me under the table, sing me under the table.  But there’s nothing about them that’s going to move somebody. That’s the point of anything musical.  To have a conversation.”

I think Vince nails it.  You can hate or love Taylor Swift but you can’t deny she has something that draws people in.  Some people are just stars, most people aren’t.

Watch Taylor, Vince and Alison perform Red at CMA Awards

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