Since making a splash on the Country music scene in 2006, Taylor Swift's star continues to rise with every hit song.
Taylor Swift: Growing Up
It wasn't too long ago that the Pennsylvania-born Taylor Alison Swift was winning poetry contests and performing at festivals, fairs, and karaoke contests around her hometown. At age 11, the young Taylor Swift belted out the lyrics of "The Star Spangled banner" at a Philadelphia 76ers basketball game and at the U.S. Open Tennis tournament. Before long, Taylor Swift would begin playing the guitar and practiced for hours on end. Influenced by her opera-singing grandmother, LeAnn Rimes, Patsy Cline, and Dolly Parton, among others, Taylor Swift had dreams of making it big on the Country-music scene.
Taylor Swift: Big Break
After making regular trips to Nashville, Tennessee, to perform casually and network with songwriters, a 14-year-old Taylor Swift and her family would plant roots in the Nashville soil - a move that forever changed Taylor Swift's life. At age 15, Taylor Swift was still writing songs and performing around Nashville. Taylor Swift turned down a deal with RCA Records as the company would not allow her to record original songs. While performing in Nashville's Bluebird Café, Scott Borchetta signed Taylor Swift to his newly formed Big Machine Records label.
Taylor Swift: Debut Success
In Summer 2006, Taylor Swift released her debut single entitled "Tim McGraw," which was an instant radio hit. Taylor Swift's self-titled, self-penned album Taylor Swift hit the stores in late October 2006, debuting at No. 19 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Despite just selling 39,000 copies in its first week, Taylor Swift quickly soared to the top of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and into the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart. Taylor Swift's music video for "Tim McGraw" snagged "Breakthrough Video of the Year" honors at the 2007 CMT Music Awards.
Taylor Swift's second single "Teardrops on my Guitar" - inspired by true events - dropped in February 2007. The single would eventually peak at No. 2 on the Country singles chart and at No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100. A remix of "Teardrops on my Guitar" would find its way onto Pop radio and introduced Taylor Swift to a much broader audience. With an ever-increasing fan base, Taylor Swift tickets were some of the hottest tickets around as the young starlet toured with Country-music legend George Strait in early 2007.
Taylor Swift: Whirlwind 2007
In May 2007, Taylor Swift would perform her hit song "Tim McGraw" during the ACM Awards. There, Taylor Swift would meet Tim McGraw for the first time and would later be invited as the opening act on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's Soul2Soul 2007 Tour. The demand for Taylor Swift tickets continued to soar. Following her Soul2Soul 2007 Tour dates, Taylor Swift was an opening act on Brad Paisley's Bonfires & Amplifiers Tour in Fall 2007. Fans with Taylor Swift tickets lined up for T-shirts and other merchandise for every tour date.
Taylor Swift: Awards & No. 1 Hits
Honored as "Songwriter/Artist of the Year" by the Nashville Songwriters Association International in October 2007, Taylor Swift would go on to win the 2007 CMA Horizon Award. Taylor Swift's third single "Our Song" became her first No. 1 hit on the Country-music charts, spending six weeks at the top and peaking at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2008, Taylor Swift's name was nominated for a Grammy for "Best new Artist," which was awarded to Amy Winehouse. Shortly after, Taylor Swift released the single "Picture to Burn," which could not duplicate the chart-topping status of "Our Song" but fared well at No. 3 on the Country chart. The next No. 1 hit for Taylor Swift would be "Should've Said No" - the fifth and final single from her debut album.
Taylor Swift: Beautiful Eyes
Selling 45,000 copies, Taylor Swift's EP Beautiful Eyes (sold exclusively at Wal-Mart) debuted at No. 1 on the Country Albums and at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 charts. At that time, Taylor Swift's debut album was holding down the No. 2 spot, making Taylor Swift only the second artist in music history to hold the top two spots on the Top Country Albums chart since 1997 when LeAnn Rimes achieved the feat.
Taylor Swift: Fearless
Taylor Swift's sophomore album Fearless dropped in November 2008, debuted at No. 1, and became the highest debut of any Country artist that year. Seven songs off of Fearless charted on the Billboard Hot 100, which ties Hannah Montana's record for most charted singles for a female artist in a single week. Songs like "Love Story" and "White Horse" have since become radio staples, heavily downloaded mp3s, and favorites of fans with Taylor Swift tickets.
Taylor Swift: Touring
After touring with the likes of George Strait, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift has joined super trio Rascal Flatts during their Bob That Head Tour, which extends into 2009. Fans nationwide are flocking to buy Taylor Swift tickets to see their favorite young starlet perform her already lengthy discography of hits live. Order your premium Taylor Swift tickets from OnlineTickets.com today!
Taylor Swift: Hit Songs
· "Tim McGraw" from the Taylor Swift album
· "Teardrops on my Guitar" from the Taylor Swift album
· "Our Song" from the Taylor Swift album
· "Picture to Burn" from the Taylor Swift album
· "Should've Said No" from the Taylor Swift album
· "Love Story" from the Fearless album
· "White Horse" from the Fearless album