In what’s becoming a regular occurrence, Taylor Swift is making history again this week, both musically and on television. Saturday she’ll become the first country artist since Garth Brooks a decade ago to serve as both host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live at 10:30 p.m. on WSMV-4.
Only a select group of country artists that include Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Brooks, have filled both those roles on one show.
This week Swift’s self-titled debut release will also break Nickelback’s record for being this century’s longest charting album as it marks its 157th week on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. But this feat is merely one more accomplishment in Swift’s laundry list that includes having the most Top 10 debuts in a single year, and having five Top 10 singles from a debut album. She’s the only female performer in the 44-year history of Billboard’s country charts to achieve that mark.
Swift will be appearing on Monday night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon at 11:37 p.m. on WSMV-4 and also on the Country Music Association Awards on WKRN-2 Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. She’s nominated for four CMA and six American Music Awards and is also the youngest artist in history (19) ever nominated for the CMA’s top honor, Entertainer of the Year.
In addition, the release of the special CD/DVD package Fearless: Platinum Edition now has five of the Top 10 singles slots on iTunes all-genre chart and seven of the Top 10 on the country list, including the entire Top six. The original CD release Fearless also set a record for being on top of Billboard’s album chart longer than any release thus far this century.