Taylor Swift with dealer Marilyn Haley (left) and Bea Starr at the Music Valley and Tailgate Shows in Nashville.
Who says there are no young buyers attending Antique Shows these days? You never know who will show up at the Nashville shows. Country music’s hottest new star, 19-year-old Taylor Swift, took a few hours off of her busy schedule to enjoy one of her favorite hobbies, looking for some treasures. At a recent Music Valley and Tailgate Shows in Nashville, word spread quickly around the two shows that Taylor Swift and her family were shopping and buying small items.
At the prestigious Country Music Awards presentation held Nov. 11, Taylor was honored with the Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and was the youngest singer ever to be awarded the highest honor of Entertainer of the Year. To top that off, at the American Music Awards held Nov. 22, Taylor Swift won five awards including the highest honor of Artist of the Year.
In between looking and shopping for antiques, Taylor and her family stopped at many of the 300 booths to sign autographs and pose for pictures with the dealers. One dealer from Vermont said that Swift was looking at an item in her booth priced at $140. The dealer told her she would take $100 for it and Taylor said she would take it but she wanted to pay her the $140. Obviously, the 19-year-old has a few things still to learn about the antique business.
The next Antiques at Music Valley and Tailgate Antique shows will be held Feb. 11-13, 2010 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville. For more information on the Music Valley Antiques Show and the Tailgate Shows in Nashville, call 317-598-0012 or visit the show’s Web site.
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