Taylor Swift’s Label Boss to World: “Leave Taylor Alone!”

Wow; somebody’s acting just a wee bit defensive.

Following widespread complaints that Taylor Swift’s duet with Stevie Nicks at Sunday’s Grammy Awards wasn’t quite pitch-perfect, Scott Borchetta, President of Swift’s label Big Machine Records, is lashing out at her critics, countering that, yeah, being on key is important, but it’s the feeling that counts, man.

Making his displeasure known through the media megaphone that is the Nashville Tennessean, Borchetta accused Swift’s detractors of “missing the bigger picture”:

“The facts say she is the undisputed best communicator that we’ve got. When she says something, when she sings something, when she feels something, it affects more people than anybody else…Maybe she’s not the best technical singer, but she’s probably the best emotional singer because everybody else who gets up there and is technically perfect, people don’t seem to want more of it.”

Oh, and if there’s any doubt left about the awesome communicating power of his artist, Borchetta would like to direct your attention to the four trophies she picked up on Sunday night:

“Maybe in that moment we didn’t have the best night. But in the same breath, maybe we did. And nobody is arguing with the awards.”

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