Taylor Swift Facts
1. Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989.
She grew up in the small city of Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
She spent much of her early life on a farm in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Her father is a financial advisor, and her mother was a marketing executive, but later became a homemaker to care for her two children.
2. Taylor Swift is a talented individual.
As a child, she was in love with horses; her family owned a few horses they kept on their farm.
Her mother is said to have saddled Swift on a horse at the extremely young age of nine months.
3. Swift first became interested in the music industry at the mere age of nine.
She began to attend vocal and acting lessons in New York, and performed in musical theatre productions.
4. This talented young girl was impressed by Faith Hill and LeAnn Rimes career.
She won her first talent show by singing a song of LeAnn Rimes.
Faith Hill inspired her to pursue a career in country music in Nashville, Tennessee.
This would be the beginning of her amazing career.
5. Taylor was not only extremely talented as a young girl, but she was also very independent and a fast learner.
When she moved to Nashville to begin her music career, she quickly realized that there was a lot of competition.
She found a way to be different from others, and learned how to play the guitar.
6. Swift is not one to give up.
She kept pushing herself to gain recognition and success.
She took every opportunity that came her way.
She became a model for the famous clothing line, Abercrombie and Fitch, and recorded songs for a Maybelline Cosmetics CD.
7. At the age of 14, Swift signed a deal with Big Machine Records, and became their youngest songwriter to have ever been hired.
Her family transferred to a closer location in Tennessee, for which Swift says she is very grateful.
They made a sacrifice for her, and she is more than ready to admit it.
8. In 2006, Swift became a true country music star.
Her hit single, “Our Song” made the rising star the youngest person to independently write and perform a song that made it to number one on the country music chart.
With this success under her belt, she was nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in 2008.
9. Taylor Swift composes her lyrics to her songs, many of which are based on real life events and issues that she has had first hand experience with.
She believes that the songs that come from the heart are the ones that are the truest reflection of a singer’s capabilities.
10. In 2008, Swift released her second album, Fearless that was a huge success and won her four Grammy Awards, including the highly acclaimed award for Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
With this achievement, she became the youngest winner of the award.
11. Taylor Swift is committed to her singing career, and is a motivated and determined individual.
During the early years of Swift’s search for success, she worked long hours and toured continuously to gain publicity and attract fans.
She would spend four hours at meet and greet session before and after her concerts.
12. Before releasing her own albums, she played the opening act for a variety of country music stars during their tours, including Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley.
13. In 2009, Swift was awarded by the MTV Video Music Awards, for her song, “You Belong to Me.”
This single made Swift the first country music singer to win an MTV Video Music Award.
14. Taylor Swift is America’s sweetheart.
She has a fun loving personality, never lets any situation get her down, and always has a smile on her face.
She has been commended for this, and The Hollywood Reporter states that she is the second Best People Person since Bill Clinton.
Other magazines such as the Rolling Stones and Vogue have also praised her popularity on numerous occasions.
15. The famous country singer has been donating to various organizations, and especially tries to target those from which children will prosper.
She has donated funds to develop schools and libraries all over the US.
She is also a strong supporter of research and treatment facilities for sick children.
A song she wrote, Ronan, dedicated to a four-year-old boy who died of neuroblastoma was performed to raise funds for cancer.
16. Taylor Swift is a supporter of women’s empowerment.
She says Michelle Obama is a role model for her.
In 2012, Michelle Obama awarded Swift a Kids’ Choice Award for her charitable efforts.
The First Lady described Swift as someone who although has hit stardom, “still keeps her feet on the ground.”
17. The New York Times recently wrote an article on Taylor Swift’s superior management of issues during a concert.
The paper has described her as someone who “loses her audio but never her nerve.”
During the concert, the sound quality began to fade, but Swift was quick to reassure the singers with her, and they both completed the act.
18. Swift loves acting, and has been a part of many films over the years.
The movie, Valentine’s Day brought her recognition and fame, where many critics deemed her as a funny and talented actress.
She also voiced a character in the animated film based on her favorite author, Dr. Seuss’ book, The Lorax.
More recently, she agreed to appear in the finale of the drama series, New Girl.
19. Swift has been criticized and complemented for her increasingly growing list of boyfriends.
Many of the songs she has written have been about the experiences in her love life.
Vanity Fair commended Swift for her ability to write about her feelings “in a confessional way.”
20. Swift has always been a strong headed girl, and fights to move forward in life.
As a young girl, at the age of 14, she made the decision to move to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a music career on her own.
Today, she fights the media in a well-mannered yet forceful way, attracting praise from the media and fans alike.