How Taylor Swift Began
Find out how Taylor Swift first started in the country music scene.
The History of Taylor Swift
How Taylor Swift Started In The Music Industry
Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading,Pennsylvania and raised in Wyomissing,Pennsylvania. She's the daughter of Andrea Gardner, a homemaker who before worked in the financial industry, and Scott Kingsley Swift, a stockbroker. Her maternal grandmother, Marjorie Finlay, was an opera singer. Swift has a younger sibling, Austin. She spent her youth on a Christmas-tree farm.
When Swift was in fourth grade, she won a country wide poetry challenge by using a 3-page poem called "Monster in My Closet". At the age of 10, a personal computer repairman demonstrated for her the way to play three chords using a guitar, sparking her affinity for practicing that musical instrument. At a later point,Taylor composed her very first song, "Lucky You". When Taylor Swift was Twelve, she devoted an entire summer season to composing a 350-page story, which remains to be published. She went on writing music consistently and used it as a release to help her with her troubles from not fitting in at school. Swift became a target of intimidation, and used her time creating music to express her emotions. She also set about singing at local karaoke contests, events, and shows.
Taylor started to repeatedly going to Nashville,Tennessee, and played with local songwriters. When she was 14, her household relocated to Nashville. Her very first important big show was a well received performance at the Bloomsburg Fair. InTennessee, Taylor Swift went to Hendersonville High School, but was eventually home schooled for her junior and senior years. In the year of 2008, she earned her graduating diploma.
Swift's biggest musical influence is Shania Twain. Various other influences embody LeAnn Rimes, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton, and Swift's grandma. Although her grandma was a professional opera performer, Swift's tendencies always steered more towards country music. In her younger years, she found a passion for Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton. She also credits the Dixie Chicks for proving the impact that one can have by "stretching the boundaries".
At age Eleven, Taylor Swift made her first visit to Nashville, on a chance to acquire a record deal by circulating a demonstration recording of her performing with karaoke songs. She brought a copy to every record label around, but was turned down. After Swift came back to Pennsylvania, she was requested to sing out at the U.S. Open tennis match, where her rendition of the national anthem picked up much attention.
When Swift was 15, she turned away RCA Records for the reason that the company wished to have her on an artist development plan. After singing at the Nashville's songwriters' event at The Bluebird Café, she captured the attention of Scott Borchetta, who signed her on to his recently formed music label, Big Machine Records. At age fourteen, she was the youngest songwriter ever hired for Sony/ATV Tree publishing house. Then in 2006 Taylor Swift hit the big time with the song Tim McGraw and she became a pop country diva.
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