Taylor Swift is a writer and performer of country pop songs, who began her career as a teenager.
In 2006 at the age of 16 she released her first album, which made her one of the most popular, sparking and youngest country-pop's vocalists in the United States. Now she lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee with her parents and her brother, Austin.
Although Swift is a raw talent for the American public, she had been performing since early childhood.
At the age of ten, Swift became a local star in her home town Wyomissing, singing at fairs, festivals and karaoke contests.
She picked up a guitar at 12 and started writing her own songs.
Then Taylor realized how readily she could channel all her impetuous emotions into the music.
As Taylor’s family was not strangers to music business, they soon discovered both her talent and dedication.
After recording several demo tapes of her singing along to karaoke songs at a studio, they began taking regular trips to Nashville where they handed them out at every label in order to obtain a record deal.
At the beginning Swift sidestepped the major labels in town trying to take a chance with smaller ones, but faced much rejection.
She sang The Star-Spangled Banner before a Philadelphia 76s game at the age of 11and her performance fell into the hearts of the crowd.
Ultimately, her family made the decision to move to nearby Nashville suburb.
While performing at Nashville’s The Bluebird Café, Swift caught the eye of music industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who signed her to his newly formed independent record label Big Machine Records and released her debut single, Tim Mc Graw, in August 2006.
This song was named after Tim Mc Graw a country superstar and one of Taylor's greatest influences, who was also surprised to find himself the subject of her debut single.
This song entered her debut album Taylor Swift, which was released on October 24, 2006.