Taylor Swift

Born in 1989, Taylor Swift is an incredibly accomplished musician. She’s known for writing or co-writing her music, and she plays guitar, piano, banjo, and ukulele. Of course she also sings.

She learned music from a computer repairman, Ronnie Cremer, when he went to fix her broken computer. She was 12, and he played guitar left-handed. So while she is right-handed, she still plays left-handed.

She began professional songwriting when submitting covers of Dolly Parton and Dixie Chicks karaoke covers. She did better with her original music and got an artist development deal at 13.

When she was 14, her family sold their Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania and moved to Nashville to let her follow her musical dreams. Her influences may have been The Chicks, Shania Twain, and Faith Hill, which led her to the wide and varied songs she writes today.

Don’t forget MTMS is holding a Swiftie Camp this summer. It’s going to be amazing. Begins 10 June.