Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989. Her full name is Taylor Allison Swift. She grew up in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. She spent time playing at her family’s Christmas tree farm. Taylor started writing songs at the age five. Her grandmother was a professional opera singer, and she wanted to follow in her footsteps. By the age of eleven, she sang the Star Spangled Banner at the Philidelphia 76er’s game.
Taylor moved to Nashville Tennessee when she was 14 to start her country music career. Taylor received Best New Artist nomination at the 2008 Grammy Awards. I bet she was so happy! She wrote her first album it was released in 2006 when she was 16.
In 2008 she wrote another album called Fearless. Fearless became the best selling album of 2009 and was supported by an extensive concert tour. The record won four Grammy awards with Taylor becoming the youngest ever album of the year winner. Also in 2009 she made her acting debut in a episode of CSI (Crime Scene Investigation).
Taylor’s third album, 2010’s Speak Now sold over 1 million copies in it’s first week of US release and was supported by the Speak Now world tour. Her album “Red” was released in 2012. The singles “We are never getting back together” and “I knew you were trouble” were worldwide hits.
Taylor Swift is now 24. She gives money to several charities and supports disaster – relief efforts. She has received many awards for all of her charitable donations. One award was presented to her by Michelle Obama. Taylor sounds like a very nice person!