Among the music lovers, who would definitely forget the name of the girl who sang many country music including fifteen, Tim McGraw, we are never ever getting back together, you belong with me, mean, teardrops in my guitar, love story, red, begin again, and so on?
Taylor Swift. She is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer and songwriter, and who is also considered as the youngest artist in history to ever win the Album of the Year Award in the Grammy’s. Amazing, is it not? Other than that, she had also been awarded as the Billboard’s woman of the year during 2011. For seven weeks, her latest album entitled Red has topped in the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. Even over the past years, her other past albums, Fearless and Speak Now, had also topped the Billboard for 11 weeks and 6 weeks, respectively. Also, during the year 2010, Taylor Swift also received the awards for Country Album of the Year for her second album Fearless, Best Country Female Vocal Performance, and Best Country Song in the Grammy Awards. Among these awards and recognitions mentioned, there are still plenty of awards unmentioned that are attached to the name of the twenty four year old singer and songwriter.
Taylor Swift, behind all these awards, recognitions, and all her fan’s supports, also grew up as an ordinary girl in a small town. Taylor Swift grew up in a Christmas tree farm in Reading, Pennsylvania. She was born on the 13th day of December, year 1989. And is probably one of the reasons behind the number 13 as her favourite number. Her parents are Scott and Andrea Swift. By the year 1998 though, when Taylor was 9 years of age, her family decided to move to Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
Taylor had first learned to play three chords in the guitar from a computer repairman when she was at the age of 12. She was then motivated and inspired to write her own songs. The first that she had ever written was entitled “Lucky you.” Later on though, after five years of staying in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she and her family moved to Nashville where she had her artist development deal with the RC Records. Later on though, by the age of 15, she decided to be separated from the RC Records and release her own album with her original songs on it. When she was 16, Scott Borchetta, the executive of the Dreamworks Records, discovered her talent in an industry showcase in Nashville. By then, with the Big Machine Records, a new independent label established by Scott Borchetta, Taylor Swift became one of its first signings.
And that is all where Taylor Swift had started. Her passion for music and her dedication to write her own music had brought her to where she is now.