Taylor Swift and Her Guitar
Taylor Swift is a talented singer and songwriter who has had hits in both country and pop genres. At the age of 10 she began performing around her hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania and by 12, she was penning her own songs. She released her debut album in 2006 and has become more popular with each passing year since then.
Academy of Country Music Awards
Taylor Swift has enjoyed several Academy of Country Music Award nominations, winning eight of them. In this photo she makes a striking entrance at the 2007 awards ceremony - her first.
Performing at the CMAs
Swift performing at the 2007 Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) where she won the Horizon award, which is presented to the best new up and coming artist in country music each year.
Country Music Television Awards
At the 2007 Country Music Television Awards, Swift took home the Breakthrough Video of the Year trophy for her song Tim McGraw. She also performed at the event.
Opening for Big Country Acts
Swift served as the opening act for many big names in country music. In this photo she's opening for Ronnie Milsap and George Strait at the Sears Center Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
First MTV Video Music Awards Nomination
Here, Swift is arriving at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. She was nominated for the Best New Artist award, which she lost to the group Tokio Hotel.
Swift, always photogenic, captures attention as she arrives at a 2008 Hollywood party honoring music producer Timbaland. Though at this point Swift was mainly focused on country music, she was making inroads into pop crossovers and other projects.
Taylor Swift's First Grammy Nod
Nominated for Best New Artist at the 2008 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift wore this fun outfit to the nomination announcements. Amy Winehouse took the award, but being nominated was a big step in Swift's career.
Swift in Concert
While Taylor Swift was busy collecting awards and nominations, she was also focused on performing. She toured extensively to promote her albums and fans loved to see her.
Winning at the Grammys
2010 was a good year for Swift at the Grammy Awards. She won four awards including Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Female Vocal Country Performance, and Best Country Song. Here, she poses with her trophies.
Songwriters Hall of Fame
Also in 2010, Swift received the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In this photo she is arriving at the organization's annual awards ceremony that recognizes songwriting talent and promise.
Making a Splash at the Met
Taylor Swift wore this magnificent gown to the 2011 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Gala, which was held to honor the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
Premiere of The Lorax
With a voice like Swift's, it was no surprise that the singer was tapped to voice the character of Audrey in the Dr. Seuss film The Lorax. She dressed simply and looked adorable at the film's Los Angeles premiere.
Good Morning America
To help celebrate the release of her album Red in 2012, Swift appeared on Good Morning America (GMA) where she sat down for a fun interview. The following day she played a live concert in Times Square, parts of which also aired on GMA.
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
In 2013 Taylor Swift was one of the performers at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She performed solo to kick off the evening and then returned in this fantastic outfit to share the stage with British pop band Fall Out Boy.
A Different Look for MTV
In her 2014 appearance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Swift had completed her transition from country music into pop. She was also exploring some new and different fashions as shown here as she arrives at the event.
Visiting the Late Show
Taylor Swift has made four appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, and she's a fan favorite every time. Letterman seems to enjoy talking with her too, and in 2014 he compared her with Mother Teresa after learning that Swift invited her fans into her home to hear her album 1989 before it was released.
Swift continues to impress music fans with her songwriting talent and upbeat attitude. Whether she's doing country or pop music, Taylor Swift songs make for great listening.