Alot about Taylor Swift

16 Jun

Hey Silv here! I LOVE Taylor Swift! She iz kinda like mah Role Model[U ROCK TAYLOR SWIFT!!!!!!] So I will tell u a few stuff yew should know about her!  Today I decided to tell you ALOT about her,  And I am making a post of it so all the other Taylor Swift fans can also see!Lets start:

Taylor Swifts’ birth name is Taylor Alison Swift.She was born on December 13,1989[She is 20 right now].She was born inWyomissing, Pennsylvania.She sings Country and Pop songs and she is a singer, song writer and an actress.Her website is

Swift has a younger brother, Austin.  When Swift was in grade four, she won a national poetry contest with a three paged poetry title “Monster in my closet”.At the age of 10, she started writing songs and started singing them in Karaoke contests, festivals, and fairs. When she was twelve, she devoted all her time writing a 350 page novel in her summer that is still un published.

  Taylor Swift earned her high school diploma through homeschooling at the age of 18

Songwriting interest

Swift began learning to play guitar from a computer repairman who showed her how to play three chords. After learning those three chords, she wrote her first song, “Lucky You”.[17] She began writing songs regularly and used it as an outlet to help her with her pain from not fitting in at school. Other kids would react badly to her so she wrote songs about them.[18]

Early work

Swift’s greatest musical influence is Shania Twain.[19] Her other influences include LeAnn Rimes, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, and Swift’s grandmother. Although her grandmother was a professional opera singer,[20] Swift’s tastes always leaned more toward country music. In her younger years, she developed a love for Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton.[21] She also credits the Dixie Chicks for demonstrating the impact you can make by “stretching boundaries”.[22]

At age 11, Swift made her first trip to Nashville, hoping to obtain a record deal by distributing a demo tape of her singing with karaoke songs. She gave a copy to every label in town,[23] but was rejected.[24]

After Swift returned to Pennsylvania, she was asked to sing at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, where her rendition of the national anthem received much attention.[25] Swift started writing songs and playing 12-string guitar when she was 12. Swift began to regularly visit Nashville and wrote songs with local songwriters. By the time she was 14, her family decided to move to an outlying Nashville suburb.[26]

When Swift was 15, she rejected RCA Records because the company wanted to keep her on an artist development deal.[27] After performing at Nashville’s songwriters’ venue, The Bluebird Café, she caught the attention of Scott Borchetta,[28] who signed her to his newly formed record label, Big Machine Records. At age 14, she became the youngest staff songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing house.[29].

MTV VMA incident

West taking the microphone from Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

Scheduled to perform on September 13, 2009, Swift attended the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. This was her first VMA performance, where she became the first country music artist to win an MTV Video Music Award.[68] During the show, as Swift was on stage accepting the award for Best Female Video for “You Belong with Me,” singer/rapper Kanye West came on stage and took the microphone from Swift, saying that Beyoncé’s video for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)“, nominated for the same award, was “one of the best videos of all time,” an action that caused the many audience members to boo West.[69][70] He handed the microphone back to a stunned and reportedly upset Swift, who did not finish her acceptance speech.[69][71] When Beyoncé later won the award for Best Video of the Year for “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, she called Swift up on stage so that she could finish her acceptance speech.[69][72]

Following the awards show, West apologized for his verbal outburst in a blog entry (which was subsequently removed).[69] He was criticized by various celebrities for the outburst,[70][73][74][75][76] and even by President Barack Obama in an “off the record” comment.[77][78][79][80] He later posted a second apology on his blog and made his first public apology one day after incident on the debut episode of The Jay Leno Show.[70]

On September 15, 2009, Swift talked about the matter on The View, where she said she was at first excited to see West on stage and then disappointed once he acted out.[81][82] She said West had not spoken to her following the incident.[82] Following her appearance on The View, West contacted her to apologize personally; Swift said she accepted his apology.[82][68]

Songwriting style

Swift’s lyrics are highly autobiographical; she has said that “If you listen to my albums, it’s like reading my diary.”[87] For instance the song “Forever & Always” was inspired by her relationship with Joe Jonas,[88] while the song “Hey Stephen” was written about a guy who opened some shows for her.[87] “Fifteen” was written about her freshman year of high school. It has been said that her lyrics “can be tinged with acid: the quiet loner girl getting one over on the cheerleaders, or a caustic payback for the boy who dumped her.”[89] She’s also indicated that she tries to write so her fans can relate to the lyrics, saying “My goal is to never write songs that my fans can’t relate to.”[90]

The intensely personal nature of the songs has drawn her the most attention. Swift once said, “I thought people might find them hard to relate to, but it turned out that the more personal my songs were, the more closely people could relate to them.”[91]

Personal life

In 2008, Swift was in a relationship with pop singer Joe Jonas which ended in November of that year.[126] Swift indicated that her heartbreak song “Forever & Always” on her album Fearless was inspired by Jonas.[88]


Year Film Role Notes
2009 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience Herself Cameo
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Haley Jones Episode: “Turn, Turn, Turn
Hannah Montana: The Movie Girl Singing at the Barn Cameo
Saturday Night Live Herself Host/Musical Guest
2010 Valentine’s Day Felicia Movie acting debut

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