Time to vote for something other than the ACMs.
Taylor has made the short list for Time's 100 most influential people of 2009. Not just artists, not just country, not just women, but all influential people. She's nominated with people like Oprah, Obama, the pregnant man and Bernie Madoff (WTF?), Hillary Clinton, Clint Eastwood. It's a very long list (203 in all) to vote from.
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO:The teenage twanger is beloved on both the country and pop charts, selling more than 4 million records in 2008 — the most of any artist. And while she writes from the perspective of a heartsick teen, her songs are undeniably direct.
CON:In the predownload era, those 4 million copies could easily have been doubled. Also, her name similarity to Taylor Hicks is a little annoying.
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