Country singer Taylor Swift has made a career out of her down-to-earth persona and is one of the most successful women of our time. Her career has expanded far beyond her humble country music roots, but she remains grounded and offers lessons in pursuing your dreams. Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut album was certified platinum in 2007, and she continued her hectic tour schedule opening for top artists such as George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill. She won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2010 and continues to tour and perform worldwide.
The songs that made Swift so successful have been influenced by her life experiences, including her upbringing in Nashville. She moved to Nashville at the age of 14, and her music career began. At 14, she signed a songwriting deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and a recording contract with Big Machine Records. The album was released in 2006, and Swift played the banjo at the 54th GRAMMYs. Her songs have earned her numerous awards, and she has been nominated for several of them.
Taylor Swift’s music has become a staple in country music, and she continues to work hard to raise awareness of issues in her community. She joins forces with UNICEF for a tap project initiative, donates $50,000 to St. Jude’s Hospital, and participates in MusiCares’ back-to-school charity auction. She also debuts her new single, Ronan, at the Stand Up To Cancer benefit.