A Brief Introduction:
Born on December the 19th 1989; Taylor Alison Swift is probably one of the top contemporary country/pop, singer/songwriters gracing the country music stage today. Appealing to the younger generation perhaps, she began her career with her ‘Eponymous’ debut album in 2006, and by 2008 had been nominated for a Grammy award as a Best New Artist – the same year that she released her second album ‘Fearless’ which went on to become the bestselling album of 2009.
There is however some disquiet in the country music scene, as to her validity as a country music artist owing mainly to songs that perhaps are more contemporary, and not in the traditional genre of songs such as Country Roads by John Denver or the traditional ‘bread & butter’ songs of the late great Johnny Cash or indeed the ‘still with us’ Dolly Parton. Songs of this genre can be found at www.countryroadschords.com
The fact remains however that despite her critics regarding her chosen career, Swift is a consummate workaholic, and it seems never misses an opportunity to perform and give her growing fan-base value for money. Since moving to Nashville at the age of 14, where she learned her trade with the help of RCA records, she has worked extremely hard to get to where she is now; quite possibly at the peak of her career.
Here early influences include such great singer/songwriters as Faith Hill, Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks and there is no doubt that other female country artists, perhaps of ‘more mature’ generation, such as Shania Twain, Tammy Wynette and Patsy Cline; also had a huge part to play in her music preferences.
The music chords and lyrics for Taylor swift songs, are in big demand amongst the growing swell of would-be female guitarists, chords for ‘I knew you were Trouble – Swifts most popular song ? and ‘you belong with me’ both of which sold by the millions, and helped secure her place amongst the great of country music.
It is singer/songwriters such as Swift, who ensure that country music is not relegated to the back shelves, amongst the younger population; and by appealing to this group of big spenders, she also ensures that she will not need to worry about paying the bills for hopefully the rest of her life!