Let’s Rename the Month “Swiftober”

There’s her upcoming album release, of course. And I’m sure Taylor Swift will be everywhere as soon as the album is everywhere on Oct. 25. But on top of that, she’s going to be all over Glamour magazine next week. And just like in her songwriting, Swift holds nothing back in the interview . They cover potential reactions from ex-boyfriends (“I’m also pretty interested to hear the response from the guys I’ve written about on this record”), love strategies or the lack of (“I’ve been careful in love. I’ve been careless in love. And I’ve had adventures I wouldn’t trade for anything”), what she looks for in guys (“I used to think it was ‘like sooooo cool’ if a guy had an awesome car. Now none of that matters. These days I look for character and honesty and trust”), her over-the-top texts to Katy Perry (” … before she came up onstage with me at the Staples Center. I wrote, ‘At this [specific] point in the song during the second measure, you will walk out …'”) and what she does for fun (“I like it when my friends come over and we crowd around the piano and sing Journey songs at the top of our lungs”). The Glamour photos are cute, too.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.