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50 Facts About Taylor Swift

If you’re a fan of Taylor Swift, the award-winning, beautiful, talented American singer-songwriter, then you’re going to love to know these fun facts!

  1. Her full name is Taylor Alison Swift.
  2. Taylor Swift is 28 years old and was born on 13th December 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
  3. Taylor spent her early years growing up on her family’s Christmas tree farm in Montgomery County.
  4. Her mother’s name is Andrea Finlay & her father is Scott Kingsley Swift.
  5. Taylor’s father went to college at the University of Manoa, Hawaii.
  6. Andrea wanted to name her daughter Taylor because she didn’t people to be able to know her gender, just by reading her name.
  7. Taylor’s younger brother Austin, attends Vanderbilt University and is also a freelance photographer in his spare time.
  8. Her grandmother was a professional opera singer, which inspired Swift from a young age.
  9. Over the years, Taylor’s had many nicknames, some of which are: Tay, Swifty, T-Swift, T-Swizzle and T-Sweezy.
  10. At age 10, Swift was singing at a variety of local events, including contests & fairs.
  11. Age 11, she performed at a Philadelphia 76ers game and sag ‘The Star-Spangled Banner‘. She also won a local talent competition singing LeAnn Rimes’ ‘Big Deal‘.
  12. At age 12, a computer repairman taught Taylor how to play three chords on the guitar, which inspired her to learn to play the guitar and start song-writing. Her first song was called ‘Lucky You‘.
  13. Taylor wrote a 350 page novel when she was 12, which so far, has never been published.
  14. Taylor Swift is extremely talented, she can play the guitar, piano, ukulele, electric guitar and the banjo!
  15. She is also a talented painter.
  16. One of her favourite items of clothing she likes to wear is a pair of cowboy boots.
  17. Swifty’s lucky number is 13.
  18. She says Shania Twain is her biggest musical influence, however she’s also ‘devoted’ to Britney Spears.
  19. After watching a Behind the Music special on Faith Hill, Taylor knew she had to move to Nashville, Tennessee to persue her musical dreams.
  20. At the age of 14, Taylor, along with her family moved to Nashville.
  21. Taylor Swift started using Myspace to develop her fan-base, which, at the time was a rather unique in country music.
  22. In 2005, Taylor was told by an interviewer, “If music doesn’t work out, you could be a hair model“. In 2012, the same woman interviewed her again and apologised for saying it.
  23. In 2006, Taylor performed at The Bluebird Care in Nashville, which landed her with a contract with Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Records.
  24. She is close friends with Selena Gomez.
  25. Taylor’s first single was called Tim McGraw, which reached the top ten songs for the country charts in 2006.


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