My week with Taylor Swift begins. Lets start by taking a look at her background and career so far before I choose my 7 songs.
Firstly, lets remind ourselves how young this mega talented super star actually is. She was born in 1989. At just 14 years old she moved from Pennsylvania to Nashville to pursue her country singing ambitions. She released her first album in 2006, when she was just 17 years old.
Clearly, she was a force to be reckoned with and brimming with talent from the go. Since then, she has released 5 albums. Her first debut album was self titled 'Taylor Swift' and was released in 2006.
She followed that with her second album 'Fearless' in 2008. Her third album, 'Speak Now' was released in 2010.
Her fourth album 'Red' was released in 2012. Her latest album, '1989' was released in 2015. So far, she has released 5 albums and has been on tour four times, for each album after her debut.
Taylor started off very clearly as a country artist. That is what she wanted to be, and what she described herself as. She has evolved though, and although she still has that country influence, she is much more a pop artist in recent times.
That's not to say she's sold out though. Not at all. This lady has won some serious awards and credits in her young life. Grammy's such as best new artist and album of the year. She has been honoured for her song writing and for her country music. She has won MTV awards, and countless others. She is a recognised talent.
She's cited some of the big country artists as her early influnces - the likes of Dolly and Shania for two. As she's grown up though, she's widened her sphere including the likes of Paul McCartney, Madonna and Carly Simon amongst many others.
Taylor writes about feelings usually. She has a talent for describing her emotions. She's had some flak over the years about her private life, but she takes it on the chin, firing back to the haters. I like how feisty she is, and how she is so certain of who she is.
I'm really looking forward to my week with Taylor Swift. Tomorrow I shall choose my first song to listen to and review. You can check back to find out which it is going to be.
If you can't wait to get started with Taylor, you can check out my previous choices over at Music page - just click here. :)