Taylor Swift by Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989, in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Swift spent her early years on her familys Christmas tree farm. Her grandmother had been a professional opera singer, and Swift soon followed in her footsteps. By the age of 10, Swift was singing at a variety of local events, including fairs and contests. She sang The Star-Spangled Banner at a Philadelphia 76ers game at the age of 11, and began writing her own songs and learning guitar at 12 years old.
To pursue her music career, Swift often visited Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital. There she co-wrote songs, and tried to land a recording contract. Noting her dedication, Swift and her family moved to nearby Hendersonville, Tennessee, in an attempt to further Swifts career.
A stellar performance at The Bluebird Café in Nashville helped Swift get a contract with Scott Borchettas Big Machine Records. She released her first single, Tim McGraw, in 2006, and the song became a Top 10 hit on the country charts. It also appeared on her self-titled debut album in October of that same year, selling more than 2.5 million copies. More popular singles soon followed, including Our Song, a No. 1 country music hit. Teardrops on My Guitar, Picture to Burn, and Shouldve Said No were also successful tracks.
In addition to commercial success, Swift received a lot of critical praise for her debut effort. She won the Horizon Award from the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Female Vocalist in 2007. Swift next released Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection in 2007. Her renditions of Silent Night and Santa Baby were modest hits on the country charts.
In 2008, Swift was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best New Artist category, and won the Academy of Country Musics Female Vocalist of the Year Award, the American Music Awards Favorite Female Country Artist award, and the American Music Associations Horizon award. Around this same time, Swift released her next album, Fearless (2008), which hit the top of both the country and pop charts and stayed there for 11 weeks. By the end of the year, Swift had become the highest-selling country artist of 2008.
In 2009, Swift netted several awards for her work on Fearless, including Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year for Love Story at the CMT Music Awards. On September 13, 2009, Swift also won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, making her the first country music star to win an MTV Video Music Award. The win stirred controversy when rapper Kanye West leaped to the stage during Swifts speech, took the microphone, and declared that R&B singer Beyoncé should have won Swifts award. The stunned Swift was unable to make her acceptance speech, and West was removed from the show. When Beyoncé accepted her award for Best Video of the Year later in the show, she called Swift to the stage to finish her speech. West later apologized to Swift privately,
and made a public apology on The Jay Leno Show.
If possible, the attention has made Swift an even hotter commodity. Her concert tickets now sell out in less than two minutes, and she is currently ranked as the 69th most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine, with more than $18 million in earnings this year alone. She recently made her second appearance on comedy show Saturday Night Live, this time as both the host and musical guest. She has also been tapped for four CMA nominations in 2009—Female Vocalist, Music Video of the Year, Best Album and Entertainer of the Year— as well as six American Music Award nominations.
Mary's Song (Oh My My My) - Taylor Swift ( Lyrics On Screen )
Hey, our system thinks you're a bot.
The track itself sits on the No. We could leave the Christmas lights up 'til January This is our place, we make the rules And there's a dazzling haze, a mysterious way about you, dear Have I known you twenty seconds or twenty years? Can I go where you go? Can we always be this close forever and ever? And ah, take me out, and take me home You're my, my, my, my lover We could let our friends crash in the living room This is our place, we make the call And I'm highly suspicious that everyone who sees you wants you I've loved you three summers now, honey, but I want 'em all Can I go where you go? And ah, take me out, and take me home forever and ever You're my, my, my, my lover Ladies and gentlemen, will you please stand?
Swift compares the criticism to fights with brother, Austin
Skip navigation! Story from Music. Taylor Swift's heard us loud and clear: August 23 is too far away. No, she didn't drop Lover early , but she did drop the titular single overnight, and it's probably the most important song on the album. Swift began teasing her seventh album with singles "ME! So by the time "The Archer" was released last month , people were ready to get serious, and "Lover" just hit fans with another emotional wallop.