Taylor Swift's Label Fires Back at Haters

'She's not the best technical singer,' says chief, but she's 'emotional'
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2010 2:14 PM CST

(Newser) – Get off Taylor Swift’s back about that "strikingly bad" Grammy performance with Stevie Nicks, pleads/threatens the head of her label, Big Machine Records. “Maybe she's not the best technical singer,” Scott Borchetta tells the Tennessean, “but she's probably the best emotional singer.” And that's what matters, “because everybody else who gets up there and is technically perfect, people don't seem to want more of it.”

“You better have more than what you've got now if you think you're going to get in the ring and fight with us,” he taunts naysayers. “So, get in the ring.” He acknowledges that "maybe in that moment we didn't have the best night.” On second thought, no: “In the same breath, maybe we did. And nobody is arguing with the awards.”

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