Taylor Swift

written by Madeline Travers

Who Is Taylor Swift?

Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on December 13, 1989 and her parents’ names are Scott and Andrea. She was raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania and moved to Nashville, Tennessee at age 14 to pursue her career in country music.


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Taylor the Kid!

Have you ever wondered what life was like for Taylor when she was a child? Taylor has a younger brother named Austin. She went to a christian school called the Aaron Academy in Hendersonville,Tennessee. Taylor graduated in July 2008 Hendersonville high school. She began writing songs when she was 12 years old and sang at many baseball games and karaoke contests.


Taylor: A Singing Sensation!

Taylor started singing at local events in her community. People heard her voice and knew she would make it big! At the age of 14, she moved to Tennessee to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV.


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How many awards did she win?

Taylor won a total of 256 awards out of 440 nominations. You belong with me was nominated for the Grammy Awards for song and record. Love Story was a lead single from her second album fearless. Her first album was in 2007. She won Nashville Songwriter's association international songwriter artist award of the year award. She was nominated in the new best artist category at the 50th Grammy awards.


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FUN FACTS!

  • She has loved country music since was very young.

  • Taylor used real names in her songs.

  • Taylor has bad eyesight so she wears glasses or contact lenses.

  • Her first job involved removing bugs from trees on her parent’s Christmas tree farm.

  • Taylor’s grandma was an opera singer.

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