After an intense year of battles surrounding music ownership, Taylor Swift has decided against submitting her record Fearless (Taylor’s Version) for Grammy and Country Music Association (CMA) Award consideration.
According to a Republic Records representative as reported by 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.”
She and her label will however, be putting her ninth record Evermore forth for consideration in all eligible categories. They have done so as not to split the votes between both releases, and to instead focus the committees’ votes and attention on just the one project.
The record is looking to be a top contender this year at both awards shows, after debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 Chart upon its release.
Fearless (Taylor’s Version) also debuted at number one upon release, mirroring the same success she first accrued with Fearless back in 2008.
After announcing that her next release will be a rerecorded version of her 2012 record Red, Swift was announced as a featured artist on the upcoming album from Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon‘s side project, Big Red Machine.