Taylor Swift

  • Born

    Taylor Swift was born in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
  • Poetry Contest

    Poetry Contest
    When she was in fourth grade, Swift won a national poetry contest with a three-page long poem entitled "Monster In My Closet".
  • Began Writing Songs

    Began Writing Songs
    At the age of ten, Swift began writing songs and singing at karaoke contests, festivals, and fairs around her hometown. During one summer, Swift devoted herself to writing a 350-page (unpublished) novel. She was a member of Kirk Cremer's SNL-inspired kid's sketch comedy group, TheatreKids Live!, where she was a natural comedic talent
  • Trys out for a Contract

    Trys out for a Contract
    At age eleven, Swift made her first trip to Nashville hoping to obtain a record deal by distributing a demo tape of her singing with karaoke songs. She gave a copy to every label on Music Row.
  • Wrote her First song

    Wrote her First song
    Swift started writing songs and playing 12-string guitar when she was twelve. Swift began to regularly visit Nashville and wrote songs with local songwriters.
  • Music influence is Shania Twain

    Swift's greatest musical influence is Shania Twain.
  • 14 Moved to Nashville

    14 Moved to Nashville
    By the time she was fourteen, her family decided to move to an outlying Nashville suburb.
  • Age 14 turns down a record deal

    Age 14 turns down a record deal
    When Swift was fifteen, she rejected a development deal with RCA Records because the company refused to allow her to record her own songs. Swift then performed at Nashville's songwriters' venue, The Bluebird Café, catching the attention of Scott Borchetta who signed her to his newly-formed record label, Big Machine Records. She also became the youngest staff songwriter ever hired by the Sony/ATV Tree publishing hous.
  • Offical Song

    Offical Song
    Gat a diffent deal when she was 16 did a song called Tim Mcraw.
  • Writes love songs

    Writes love songs
    She loves writing Love Songs