Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Beautiful Taylor Swift 'Artists of the Years 2010 Awards



Taylor Swift was born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, to Andrea , a homemaker, and Scott Swift, a stockbroker. Her maternal grandmother, Majorie Finlay, was an opera singer.Swift has a younger brother, Austin.When she was in fourth grade, she won a national poetry contest with a three-page poem entitled “Monster In My Closet”.

At the age of 10, a computer repairman showed her how to play three chords on a guitar, sparking her interest in learning the instrument. Afterwards, she wrote her first song, “Lucky You”.She began writing songs regularly and used it as an outlet to help her with her pain from not fitting in at school. She was a victim of bullying, and often wrote songs to express her emotions.

Taylor Swift also started performing at karaoke contests, festivals, and fairs around her hometown. When she was 12, she devoted an entire summer to writing a 350-page novel, which remains unpublished.Her first major show was a well-received performance at the Bloomsburg Fair. Taylor Swift attended Hendersonville High School but was subsequently homeschooled for her junior and senior years. In 2008, she earned her high-school diploma.