Taylor Swift - "Taylor Swift" This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

Over a year ago, Taylor Swift came out with this self-titled debut album. Although new to the country music industry, she has become a favorite of many young fans. This singer/ songwriter’s 11-song CD topped the charts when it first debuted. Since then she has become a hit around the country and her CD has touched many teen girls.

All of the songs on this CD are well-written and catchy. It is also impressive that she writes or cowrites all her songs. Her most popular song, “Tim McGraw,” really elevated her to celebrity status. Some other good tracks are “Picture to Burn,” “Teardrops on My Guitar,” “Stay Beautiful,” and “Our Song.” All her songs are extremely appealing and contain emotions, thoughts, and experiences an average American girl can relate to. Her genuine nature and honesty are apparent in her lyrics, along with her musical talent.

Taylor writes true-to-life songs that enable almost anyone to make a connection with her words. Her beautiful voice is captivating and allows you to feel her emotion. She writes songs that could be the story of any girl’s life.

There are many things that are unique about Taylor Swift. She is an 18-year-old country singer/songwriter, which means she can relate and appeal to young fans across America. She is also special because she is liked and known by many who are not even country fans. This is a major difference since rarely do non-country music fans enjoy a country artist. She obviously has the voice and the music to appeal to all types of music lovers. Taylor Swift brings a new face to the country music industry, encouraging new fans.

Taylor appears to be an incredibly down-to-earth and focused young woman. When listening to her, you actually feel you know her. She is like the girl next door, only a successful country music artist. We need people and CDs like “Taylor Swift” to refresh our souls with music from the heart.

Once you start listening, you will never want to stop.

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T.dot said...
Dec. 11, 2012 at 6:46 pm
Cheeseycube said...
Sept. 21, 2012 at 10:45 am
Taylor Swifts first album I believed really showed her talent and expressed what she could do. Over the years even though her voice has grown and so has her personality she still remains to be herself. After 3 albums girls are still able to relate to her songs and I really like how you mentioned that. Many say shes becoming more pop but I believe no one can take out the country twang in Taylors voice.
rebeckabear said...
Mar. 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm
tocoolforskewl said...
Jan. 16, 2012 at 6:23 am
Taylor Swift is a good singer and alot of people like her
FallibleAger said...
Nov. 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm
I'd have to disagree, Ive listened to this album too and I think it is very cliche. She draws from real emotions which I think is great but she is bringing nothing new to the table. Yes she is beautiful, has a nice voice, but her lyrics are simply cliche with nothing more than talk of love, love lost, and issues that only prove to guys that all girls are overly emotional, clingy, and exaggerative.
rebeckabear replied...
Mar. 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm
thank you
rainbowbutterflyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm
i love this album it has sooooo many songs that discripe how i feel right now
cookiegirl said...
Sept. 6, 2011 at 8:16 am
Taylor Swift is amazing, her songs are personal, and she actually puts herself in her music, and nice review:)
fairytalesaretrue said...
Dec. 26, 2010 at 12:59 am
i loves taylor swift!!very much..but i think that her voice,especially when she sing on live show,is not spectacular.i loves the songs that she wrote, it just seems so true. She true to her self, that's which i love so much. And she has a good attitude too :D 
J.L.G said...
Sept. 29, 2010 at 8:05 am
I like Taylor swift to. She is pretty and has a great voice. She's great!
WritingLoverForever said...
Sept. 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm
Taylor Swift is amazing! Her music has saved me in so many ways. My fav songs off this album would have to be "Picture to Burn" and "Tied Together with a Smile."
Diana101 said...
Jul. 13, 2010 at 8:17 pm
I love Taylor!! I have both of her albums, including this one. My fav song would have to be, "Teardrops on my Guitar", and "Cold as You" :)
pixiestick93 said...
May 10, 2010 at 10:18 am

I loveee Taylor Swift!(: She is by far my FAVORITE singer!<3

Her work is sooo amazing! My friends and I can relate so well to her songs!<3

BasketballChick5 said...
Mar. 10, 2010 at 8:05 pm
(: i love taylor swift she rocks!!! :) i love all of her songs!
tiffyneez said...
May 31, 2009 at 2:02 am
teardrops on my guitar i love my boyfriend jus broke up with me so that song is for him. his name is devin so taylor if i write a song will you sing it about him and i breaking up? yes or no
countrygirl said...
Apr. 28, 2009 at 10:45 pm
i love this CD!!! i can totally relate to Stay Beautiful, every single part (names included)!!! which makes it super special to me!!! ha ha great article
LadyZaza said...
Apr. 28, 2009 at 3:49 pm
Great article :) And also... I LOVE Taylor Swift :)
morgie7<3 said...
Apr. 13, 2009 at 12:34 am
oh yes. i love her fearless and taylor swift albums! They inspire me! and i agree completely they are so honest and you can totally relate! Nothin makes me feel bttr like a taylor swift song! The new face of country music...and i still feel like i know her...
meredith P. said...
Apr. 12, 2009 at 8:54 pm
i love tim mcgraw.its my favorite song of hers.i know all the words and listen to it everyday on my ipod.
darebear said...
Oct. 18, 2008 at 6:24 pm
i own this cd and it is so amazing. i love it to death.
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