Taylor Swift, an American singer-songwriter, said in a 2014 interview with Esquire that she grew up on a Christmas tree farm from the age of 5 to 10. She told the magazine that growing up in such a strange area had instilled in her an unusual amount of excitement for fall and the holiday season. She even released a Christmas song called “Christmas Tree Farm” in 2019 with a video made out of memories from her childhood.
Swift showed an interest in music at an early age, and she progressed quickly from roles in children’s theatre to her first appearance before a crowd of thousands. She was age 11 when she sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a Philadelphia 76ers basketball game, and the following year she picked up the guitar and began to write songs. Taking her inspiration from country music artists such as Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks, Swift crafted original material that reflected her experiences of tween alienation. When she was 13, Swift’s parents sold their farm in Pennsylvania to move to Hendersonville, Tennessee, so that she could devote more of her time to courting country labels in nearby Nashville.
Grammy Award Winner Taylor Swift
Over the years, Taylor has also delivered a number of enchanting performances at the show. In a 2014 Rolling Stone interview, Taylor said sometimes the lines in a song are lines “you wish you could text-message somebody in real life.” Taylor Swift is normally tight-lipped about the individuals she sings about in her songs, but she hasn’t been reluctant to drop a few names over the years. Taylor has deviated from her usual tact and identified individual names in the lyrics of a number of these songs. She has also named a few on her more recent folklore and evermore albums.
Taylor Swift has written songs for Calvin Harris and Little Big Town, among others. Taylor Swift wrote “Better Man” and presented it to Little Big Town. Swift wrote “You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home” for Miley Cyrus. Furthermore, Kellie Pickler and Swift collaborated on the song “Best Days of Your Life.” Swift also contributed to Sugarland’s song “Babe.”
Taylor Swift’s music has a global fan base, with chart-topping singles such as You Belong With Me, I Knew You Were Trouble and many more. However, music was not the only thing that piqued her interest when she was little. In an earlier interview with GQ, the singer claimed that she wrote a young-adult fiction novel when she was just 14 years old. The Bad Blood hitmaker was 14 when she authored A Girl Named Girl. Swift also shared that the book is about a mother who gave birth to a daughter but desired to have a son instead. She said her parents still has a copy of the book.
In 2009, Swift appeared on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Her character Haley Jones was murdered. Taylor Swift appeared as a teenager on CSI as a guest star. She appeared in the drama series’ ninth season, in the 16th episode titled “Turn, Turn, Turn.”
Taylor Swift said in a 2016 interview with Vogue that her mother wanted her to be a horseback rider. Swift rode competitively until she was 12 years old and then informed her mother she didn’t share her enthusiasm.
Fun Fact of Taylor Swift’s Childhood.
- Taylor Swift is named after the famous musician James Taylor.
- She grew up on a Christmas tree farm between the ages of 5 and 10.
- Growing up in Reading, Penn., Taylor was a competitive horseback rider until age 12.
- In fact, Taylor grew up with seven horses.
- Taylor wrote a novel when she was 14, titled, “A Girl Named Girl”. The story is about a family who wanted a son but had a daughter.
- Taylor learned to play music on a 12-string guitar versus a typical six-string.
- She sang (and won!) her high school talent show with “Our Song,” which later became a breakout hit.
- Taylor encouraged her family to relocate to Nashville for her career after watching a Faith Hill documentary.
- So far, Taylor has served as a bridesmaid for two of her childhood friends.
- Shania Twain and The Chicks were two of Taylor’s inspirations for starting in country music.
- Taylor Swift wrote her entire “Speak Now” album by herself.
- Taylor made her acting debut in a 2009 episode of CSI.
- She initially wanted to name her seventh studio album “Daylight” instead of “Lover” because it was a direct follow-up to “Reputation.”
- As a thank-you, Taylor gave her first-ever gold record to Eric Church of Rascal Flatts.
- At age 11, Taylor won a local talent competition singing LeAnn Rimes’s “Big Deal.”
- Taylor considers Paul McCartney and Emmylou Harris her career role models.
- Frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff first met Taylor when they worked on the song “Sweeter Than Fiction” for the One Chance soundtrack.
- Taylor has written songs for other artists before, including “You’ll Always Find Your Way Back Home” for the Hannah Montana movie and “Better Man” for Little Big Town.
- She is the first country music star to win an MTV Music Video award. Taylor won for “You Belong With Me” in 2009.
- The first song Taylor ever wrote was at age 12, called, “Lucky You.”
About Taylor’s Life in shorts
- Taylor’s cats are all named after popular characters from film and TV: Olivia Benson, Meredith Grey, and Benjamin Button.
- Her go-to fast food order is a cheeseburger, fries, and a chocolate shake.
- Taylor has a younger brother named Austin Swift who works as a freelance photographer.
- Although she doesn’t yet have kids of her own, Taylor is godmother to actress Jaime King’s son Leo James.
- Taylor has, in the past, used Sharpie for eyeliner in a pinch.
- The 2019 Netflix film Something Great influenced Taylor’s music, and she wrote the song “Death by a Thousand Cuts” after watching the film.
- Taylor’s long-term boyfriend (and rumored fiancé) Joe Alwyn co-writes some of her songs under the pseudonym William Bowery.
- She has a framed photo of the infamous 2009 Kanye West VMA scandal with the caption, “Life is full of little interruptions.”
- Taylor’s 2015 Fourth of July party served as Ed Sheeran’s first date with his now-wife.
- 13 is Taylor’s “lucky number.