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Inside Edge: Taylor Swift's new album "ahead of schedule"; Kimberly Perry feels like "loser" over hobbies

Kellie Michaels

Inside Edge: Taylor Swift's new album "ahead of schedule"; Kimberly Perry feels like "loser" over hobbies

By Kellie Michaels. CREATED Dec 3, 2013
Taylor Swift is working on her new album and has already written lots of songs to include on it. "We've got a lot already," she confirms. "It's crazy. There are probably seven or eight that I know I want on the record, so that's really ahead of schedule for me. I’m just stoked because it’s already evolved into a new sound, and that’s all I wanted. I would have taken two years to make that happen, but it kind of happened naturally.” Right now, expect Taylor’s new album, the follow-up to "Red," to hit some time in 2014. (Watch video below, or Mobile Users Click Here)

Kimberly Perry of the Band Perry doesn't have a hobby. Brother Neil loves photography and brother Reid rides horses, but Kimberly admits, "I always feel kinda like a loser when I get asked this question about hobbies because, honestly, since I was 15 I spent every waking minute with music and towards pursuing our dream." But when pressed about what she does like to do in her free time, Kimberly says, "I like to find peace and quiet, I like to read, I do like to go antique shopping with my mother." The Band Perry won’t have any free time for a while since they are in the middle of the European leg of their We Are Pioneers tour.

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw will be honored tonight as 2013’s "CMT Artists of the Year." The awards are given to acts that have demonstrated the biggest impact in country music through massive radio airplay, chart-topping album sales, millions of digital downloads and sold-out concert tours. The special, hosted by Ron White, airs live from Nashville at 8:00 PM ET on CMT. Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Cassadee Pope and Alabama are among the performers. 

The soundtrack to NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" featuring Carrie Underwood is out today (Dec. 3). Carrie hopes to bring the familiar tunes from "The Sound of Music" to a brand-new audience. "I grew up loving the movie and I’ve always loved musicals, and, obviously. I have such a huge respect for people singing live and people that are genuinely talented people getting up and presenting themselves to the world," Carrie says."I think marrying all that stuff, being on TV, being a live event, being a musical, I really think we’ll be able to kind of bring all of those things to a whole new generation." "The Sound of Music Live!" airs Thursday night (Dec. 5) at 8:00 PM ET on NBC. It will be the first live musical on TV in over 50 years.The last one was in 1957 when CBS broadcast a live presentation of "Cinderella."