Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American country music singer-songwriter. Signed to the independent Big Machine Records label in 2006, Taylor made her debut on the country charts at age sixteen with the release of her debut single "Tim McGraw". Her self-titled debut album was released in late 2006, and has since been certified platinum by the RIAA for selling more than one million copies in the United States; to date, the album has produced three Top Ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, all three of which have also reached Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2007, she also won the Country Music Association's Horizon Award.
Taylor Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and lives with her parents in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Swift's influences include her grandmother, who was an opera singer,and LeAnn Rimes. At the age of ten, Swift began to perform around her hometown, Wyomissing, singing at karaoke contests, festivals, and fairs.
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2007 CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year for "Tim McGraw" Won
2007 Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Female Vocalist Nominated
2007 Country Music Association Awards Horizon Award Won
2007 American Music Awards Favorite Female Country Artist Nominated
Swift's first single, "Tim McGraw", was released to radio in Summer of 2006. On October 24, 2006, her self-titled CD was released. The album, on which Swift wrote or co-wrote all of the songs, debuted at 19 on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 61,000 during its first week. In 2007, it peaked at 1 at Billboard Top Country Albums and #8 at Billboard 200. It also spent eight consecutive weeks at the top of Top Country Albums.Swift plays a Taylor Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar made of koa wood.