Taylor Swift has had all eyes (and ears) on her this year, as she follows up her astonishing back-to-back releases of 2020 classics Folklore and ” target=” blank”>Evermore with an urgent re-release of her back catalog due to a masters ownership issue. Fearless (Taylor’s Version), the first of these re-releases, was a revelation in terms of how faithful it was to the original. Because of this, Swift and her team have determined that submitting the new version for Grammys and other honors would be a waste of time.
“After careful consideration, Taylor Swift will not be submitting Fearless (Taylor’s Version) in any category at this year’s upcoming Grammy and CMA Awards,” a a Republic Records representative told Billboard. “Fearless has already won four Grammys including album of the year, as well as the CMA Award for album of the year in 2009/2010 and remains the most awarded country album of all time.”
The other reason she left Fearless (Taylor’s Version) off the list? As a result, voters can concentrate on giving it the attention it deserves. Swift’s ninth full-length album is her surprise second release of 2020, and it’s reasonable that she didn’t want the Recording Academy’s attention split in any manner. It’s preferable to concentrate on the new rather than the old.