It is no longer a time to associate country âm nhạc with people in their mid 40s, for artists jumping in this genre is getting younger and younger. One living proof: Taylor Swift. The accomplished country singer and songwriter who began her career while a teenager has spawned an album and several singles that garnered her awards that are commonly dominated bởi people twice hoặc triple her age. In 2007 alone she was nominated for four different awards, two of them which have successfully been snatched. She took Breakthrough Video of the năm at Country âm nhạc ti vi Awards through her debut single "Tim McGraw", and Horizon Award, a special honor that was presented at 41st Country âm nhạc Association Awards for being a promising act.
Hailing from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Taylor Alison nhanh, swift was musically influenced bởi her grandmother who was a professional opera singer. While living with her parents, the December 13, 1989-born beauty became addicted to hát in contests and talent shows. At 10-year-old, she had entered local karaoke contests and recorded some demo tapes which ended in almost every receptionist desks of Nashville's record labels. Two years later she did the very thing that would eventually make a difference to ...
her world, đàn ghi ta, guitar picking. For four hours a ngày she would continuously try to master the art of đàn ghi ta, guitar playing until her fingers literally bled. From there, original songs came pouring out along with the growing tình yêu of country vibes. She often wrote her lyrics during lessons at school although her reputation as a straight A student was unaltered. Her family eventually moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee where opportunity came in the form of Scott Borchetta.
While performing at a cafe, nhanh, swift immediately struck the attention of the record producer who was on the verge of developing a record label. Amazed, Borchetta thought that she would be the perfect candidate to launch his new company, Big Machine Records. Together with Liz Rose, the then 16-year-old nhanh, swift wrote a ballad called "Tim McGraw", which is an ode to her yêu thích country singer. The song peaked at #6 on Billboard Hot Country Song and even entered the Hot Singles chart at #40. Her self-titled debut album was then released on October 24, 2006 and debuted at #19 on Billboard Hot 200 before eventually peaking at #8. The một giây single was released to better fate than the first one. "Teardrops on My Guitar", a song about a girl's ironic tình yêu for a boy who loves another girl, was released in February 2007 and peaked at #2 on Hot Country Songs chart. Numerous nominations were immediately coming towards her way, mainly for breaking through the industry with amazingly only one studio album in hand.
Not only was she an accomplished hát bird, but she was also recognized for her work. In October 2007 her songwriter peers at Nashville Songwriters Association International voted her to be Songwriter/Artist of the Year, a tiêu đề that had never been taken bởi a 17-year-old before. nhanh, swift was also nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award in the category of Best New Artist, but ultimately Mất tích to Amy Winehouse.
Her một giây album was planned for a 2008 release, the same năm she will complete her home-school program. "Fearless" was released in November that year, containing seven self-written songs about tình yêu and its complication. The album was graced with the chart success of lead single "Love Story". The song became the một giây best-selling country single of all time, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The following singles also experienced chart success, sending the album to number one on Billboard ...
Hot 200 chart with almost 600,000 copies sold in the first week. "Fearless" was in fact the top-selling album of 2009.
A Fearless tour was conducted extensively between April 2009 and June 2010, visiting some cities in Australia and Asia as well with rising ngôi sao Justin Bieber as supporting act on some dates. The tour was filmed for a DVD and Blu-ray release. Road trip aside, nhanh, swift gained popularity as well as sympathy from fellow musicians when she won Best Female Video for "You Belong With Me" at 2009 MTV Video âm nhạc Award. Her thank bạn speech was interrupted bởi Kanye West, who declared that Beyoncé Knowles' video was the rightful winner. West received a lot of harsh criticisms for his act and was kicked off from the event. Konwles invited nhanh, swift to the stage to finish her speech when she later won Video of the Year. While insisting that Knowles' video was still the best of the decade, he gave a public apology to nhanh, swift bởi saying she was talented. nhanh, swift accepted his personal apology to her.
nhanh, swift was suddenly a hot commodity. She was featured on John Mayer's song "Half of My Heart", Kelly Pickler's "Best Days of our Life" and Boys Like Girls' "Two Is Better Than One" among others. Her success was further recognized bởi Country âm nhạc Association which named her one of the only six women to be named Entertainer of the Year. She was also the youngest ever artist to win the Academy of Country Music's Album of the năm honor. 2010 Grammy Awards saw the peak of her "Fearless" success when she won four out of eight nominations.
The third studio album "Speak Now" was released in October 2010 with thêm adult materials. All twelve songs came from her talented mind and sole effort. "Mine" was released as the first single, followed bởi five further singles throughout 2010 and 2011. "Speak Now" was a major commercial success, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with the sale of 1,047,000 copies in the first week. The album led to equally successful tour in 2011 and early 2012. Bigger than the last one, the Speak Now tour featured numerous and various artists from B.o.B to Tim McGraw on some dates. The tour eventually grossed over $123 million. nhanh, swift earned another Grammy in 2012 when her song "Mean" won Best Country Song and ...
Best Country Solo Performance. She contributed two original songs to "The Hunger Games" soundtrack album in March 2012, "Safe & Sound" and "Eyes Open".
nhanh, swift did not waste a lot of time to record a fourth studio album, titled simply "Red". Like its predecessors, "Red" boasts songs which are self-written bởi Swift. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" was released as the first single, leading câu hỏi to whom she was referring to in the song. Swift, bởi then, has developed the image that she wrote songs based on her personal experiences. Joe Jonas who briefly dated her in 2008 denied that it was about him. nhanh, swift had also dated Taylor Lautner, Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal in the past before going steady with Conor Kennedy.