Will Taylor Swift Be Time‘s Person of the Year

Hitting the Streets of Nashville to Predict Her Chances

Taylor Swift is up for consideration as Time magazine’s 2014 Person of the Year, and when the announcement is made Wednesday (Dec. 10) on NBC’s Today, it could be that her fans will be woefully disappointed.

She’s up against some strong competition. Of course, it could be that the honor will go to Swift who, after all, is described by Time as “one of the world’s top-selling pop artists, who this year shook up the music industry by pulling her music from streaming service Spotify, which she believes should compensate artists more.”

That’s a pretty awesome accomplishment, especially when you consider the other contenders on Time’s shortlist. How could Apple CEO Tim Cook, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, acting Iraqi Kurdish Region President Masoud Barzani, Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Ebola caregivers and the Ferguson protesters possibly compete with that?

In an effort to determine Swift’s chances of being named Time’s Person of the Year, CMT.com hit the streets of Nashville to seek the observations of the man (and woman) on the street.