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WHAT’S SHAKIN’ WITH TAYLOR & SCOTT: HITS’ man behind the scenes I.B. Bad dedicates his latest column to the choices facing Taylor Swift and her longtime label head Scott Borchetta on the eve of the release of what promises to be the year’s biggest debut by a country mile, as he puts it. And while we’re on the subject, we urge you to read a Q&A with Taylor that appears in the new issue of Esquire, in which she comes off as level-headed, insightful, candid and totally disarming. “Country music teaches you to work,” Taylor tells interviewer Scott Raab. “You hear stories about these artists who show up four hours late to a photo shoot, and in Nashville that doesn't happen. In Nashville, if you go four hours late to a photo shoot, everyone leaves. In Nashville, if you don't care about radio and being kind to the people who are being good to you … It's a symbiotic relationship, and if you don't take care of it, then they won't take care of you. I've never been more proud to have come from a community that's so rooted in songwriting, so rooted in hard work and in treating people well. It was the best kind of training.” (10/23a)

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