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Taylor Swift became one of country-pop’s brightest (and youngest) faces in 2006, when the 16-year-old singer released her first record. Although new to the American public, Swift had been playing since early childhood, taking inspiration and encouragement from her opera-singing grandmother. She sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a Philadelphia 76ers game at the age of 11; the following year, she began practicing her guitar skills for several hours each day, only stopping when her fingers started to bleed. Swift’s parents realized their child’s dedication and began making regular visits to Nashville, TN, where Swift would perform casually and meet with songwriters in the area. The family then decided to move from their native Pennsylvania to an outlying Nashville suburb, which accelerated Swift’s career.

While performing at the intimate Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Swift caught the eye of songs industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who signed her to his newly formed label. Swift joined the roster at Big Machine Records and released her debut single, “Tim McGraw,” in August 2006. The song drew upon her experience as a lovelorn high-school student, a theme that Swift revisited throughout her self-titled debut album. issued in late 2008, Taylor Swift catapulted the young songwriter to stardom, spawning a handful of hits (five consecutive Top Ten singles, a new record for a female solo artist) during earning multi-platinum sales. Swift also received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist, an award she ultimately lost to Amy Winehouse. Two subsequent EPs — Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection and Beautiful Eyes — helped maintain Swift’s popularity while whetting public demand for her sophomore release, Fearless, which arrived in November 2008.

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Country Artists To Perform At 2013 Billboard Awards

Posted by HaleighT On April - 25 - 2013

Taylor Swift Leads In Billboard Music Award Nominations. Country Music will be represented in Las Vegas yet again, as another award show is coming up. Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves and The Band Perry are all scheduled to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. The show will air live Sunday, May 19 on ABC from [...]

Taylor Swift 2013 Red Tour to Include Country Artists

Posted by MissMolly On March - 1 - 2013

Taylor Swift Invites Country Newbie Joel Crouse, Florida Georgia Line and more to Join her 2013 Red Tour! Taylor Swift will be kicking off her brand new 2013 RED Tour on March 13th, and she’s inviting a few more talented folks to join her on the road! Swift and her team previously announced that singer/songwriter [...]

Taylor Swift Wins at 2013 People’s Choice Awards

Posted by MissMolly On January - 10 - 2013

Taylor Swift Won Favorite Country Artist at 2013 People’s Choice Awards. Last night the 2013 People’s Choice Awards aired LIVE on CBS, and Taylor Swift walked away with the lone country awards for Favorite Country Artist. She was up against Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw. Taylor and Carrie were also nominated [...]

Taylor Swift Most Giving Celebrity of 2012

Posted by MissMolly On December - 27 - 2012

Taylor Swift Tops The List of Most Giving Celebrities of 2012. Sure, we all spend a lot of time talking about Taylor Swift and her romances, and of course, her music, which consistently tops charts in country and beyond. Yet, this time Taylor has topped an entirely different, more charitable chart. Turns out, TSwift has [...]

Video: Taylor Swift Acoustic Performance

Posted by MissMolly On December - 18 - 2012

Video: Taylor Swift Performs Acoustic Version of Songs from New RED Album. As a special holiday treat for all her dedicated fans, Taylor Swift has released a video of an acoustic performance she recorded live from Nashville during her big reveal webcast back in August. She performs three of her songs from new album Red, [...]

Taylor Swift Performs On The X-Factor Tonight

Posted by MissMolly On November - 15 - 2012

Taylor Swift Set To Perform Live On FOX’s The X-Factor Tonight! Taylor Swift fans you better set your DVR for tonight because she will be performing LIVE tonight (Thursday, Nov. 15th) on FOX‘s The X-Factor! Swift will be singing “State of Grace” one of the tunes off of her new album, Red. The reality show [...]

Grammy Nominations Concert New Co-Host: Taylor Swift

Posted by Hayley On October - 30 - 2012

Taylor Swift Hosts The Grammy Nominations Concert Live for the Second Time. The Grammy Nominations Concert announced their Co-Host for 2012: Taylor Swift. Let’s recap: new album, new shoes, new tour, new museum exhibit. Yes, the only thing Taylor Swift is missing recently is hosting the Grammy Nomination concert! On Dec. 5th, Taylor will join LL Cool J for this [...]

Taylor Swift 2013 Red Tour Details

Posted by MissMolly On October - 26 - 2012

Taylor Swift Announces 2013 Red Tour, Get Complete Details! We all knew it was coming and couldn’t wait for the official announcement to be made! Tonight on ABC‘s All Access Nashville, Taylor Swift officially announced her 2013 Red Tour and filled fans in on the exciting details! The tour will be hit stadiums and arenas [...]

Watch: Taylor Swift Good Morning America Performance

Posted by MissMolly On October - 26 - 2012

Watch Taylor Swift’s Good Morning America Performance! With the release of her new album Red this week, Taylor Swift was a flurry of activity promoting and making appearances all over the place! One of her stops included the set of Good Morning America where she performed a few of her singles old and new! In [...]

Taylor Swift Begin Again Music Video

Posted by MissMolly On October - 24 - 2012

WATCH: Taylor Swift Releases Video for Begin Again Off New Album Red. Taylor Swift released her brand new and highly anticipated album, Red earlier this week (check out my complete review!), and in the onslaught of all things Taylor, she has debuted a new music video for track, “Begin Again“. This track is easily one [...]