A glance back at musician’s Tennessee roots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — This weekend, Taylor Swift is undertaking in the metropolis the place she moved to chase her audio goals almost two a long time back.

Having said that, the now-world-wide celebrity was nowhere in close proximity to a home name when she made her way into the Information 2 studios in 2006 to share the tale at the rear of her debut song, “Tim McGraw”, through a single of her first Television appearances.

“First matter I convey to people who haven’t listened to this track is that it is not about Tim McGraw and I’m not a stalker,” then-16-calendar year-previous Swift explained.

It was Aug. 31, 2006 when the teenage singer sat down with News 2’s Stephanie Langston.  Swift’s mother was by her facet, keen to take pics of her tiny girl’s possibility.

“It feels really excellent to be undertaking what I’m accomplishing,” Swift explained. 

That was two months prior to the release of her debut album. Swift, a junior, experienced remaining Hendersonville Large College, in which she discovered inspiration to create about teenage like and heartbreak.

Swift took that new music to 2nd Avenue’s Wildhorse Saloon in December 2006, which Information 2 was in a position to witness. By then, not only was the song “Tim McGraw” in the best 10 on the songs charts, but Swift had even chatted on the cellular phone with the song’s namesake.

“He was, like, ‘Well, to be trustworthy, I felt seriously outdated,” Taylor recalled with a snicker. “He goes, ‘But I like the song and Faith likes it a lot,’ and I was, like, ‘Yes! Indeed, that’s enjoyable.’”

By the finish of the 12 months, Swift had developed from hyped teen newcomer to bona fide region artist.

News 2 aired more than 100 tales about Swift in the year soon after that initially August job interview, covering a slew of accolades that quickly adopted her, these types of as hitting the highway with George Strait, celebrating a gold album, and filming the music online video for her single “Our Song”.

“My ideal working day is receiving my hair and makeup accomplished all working day, so fundamentally my excellent day is right now,” Swift informed Information 2 from the established of the audio video clip, indicating she was striving out some new seems for the shoot. 

Approximately 17 yrs later on, a person may surprise if her tune has adjusted, as what was at the time a aspiration has been a whirlwind of actuality.

Despite the fact that Swift hung up her hat with region songs, she dominates the air waves as one of the greatest-selling musicians in heritage.

“I give myself, like, 5 seconds a day to be a full cheerleader and be, like, ‘Oh my God, this is taking place,’ and then the rest of the working day, I consider about what I’m likely to do to make it previous and make it hold occurring,” she explained backstage at the Wildhorse Saloon in 2006.

Now, around 180,000 supporters are heading to Nissan Stadium for Swift’s 3 bought-out reveals this weekend, in accordance to the Nashville Intercontinental Airport.

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