Taylor Swift will be the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” this week (Jan. 10). The singer, who was the top-selling artist for 2008, according to Nielsen SoundScan, joins a very short list of country artists who have appeared on the NBC show, including Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks. This week’s host will be Neil Patrick Harris.
In other Taylor-ific news, her label will issue her self-titled debut album in the karaoke format on Jan. 27. This marks the first time that a major label is releasing one of its artist’s music in this way that we’re aware of. The CD-G/DVD, will be playable in both a karaoke machine and a DVD player with on-screen lyrics. Swift’s current album (and chart topper) “Fearless,” will come out in the karaoke format sometime later this first quarter.
And finally, my interview with Swift conducted as part of her AOL “Sessions” performance and Q&A is up on AOL’s site: