Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Taylor Swift Biography

The Taylor Swift biography begins on December 13, 1989 when she was born in Wyomissing, PA. Her father was a stock broker and her mother stayed at home with Taylor and her younger brother Austin.

Her first taste in fame came in third grade when she won a national poetry competition with a three page poem called "Monster in My Closet." Poetry morphed into songwriting and by age 10, she was writing songs, singing in karaoke contests, and performing at various festivals and fairs.

She was picked up by the sketch comedy group TheaterKids Live! But the mother of the show's producer, Kirk Cremer, saw her sing Karaoke at a cast party and suggested that she would have even more success as a singer rather than an actress or comedian.

Cremer rented venues such as mall space and also lined Swift up to perform in various contests.

When she was 11, Swift traveled to Nashville to hand out copies of her work to country music producers. She was rejected by the producers and ridiculed by her peers. But she was not deterred.

She went back to Pennsylvania and learned the 12 string guitar. She continued to travel to Nashville to stay connected with the producers she had met. To minimize the travel, when she was 14, the whole Swift family moved to the Nashville suburbs.

This finally paid off when Scott Borchetta signed her to his new production company Big Machine Records.

She released her first single in 2006. By the end of that year, she released a self-titled album "Taylor Swift" which debuted at no. 19 on the Billboard chart. It also spent 8 consecutive weeks on top of the Country Music chart.

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