Taylor Made

Since teenage superstar country singer Taylor Swift has basically taken over the world, with her sophomore album Fearless logging a full eleven weeks at #1, this seemed like an opportune moment to add my profile of her to the archives, written last year as I followed her from TRL to an upscale Chinese restaurant to a private plane to a gig in Greenville, South Carolina. Underneath the exterior shell of Swift’s unrelenting stage-managed professional warmth, I thought there was a genuinely good person. I was also impressed by her youthful songwriting prowess: I hope that as she gets older, she has a few bitter breakups and turns into Elvis Costello (without, you know, the beard), but I’m afraid the more likely career path isĀ  Faith Hill.

posted 9 March 2009 in Archives, Articles and tagged . 4 comments

4 Comments on Taylor Made

  1. Chris M. Says:

    I think she stands a chance at being less cantankerous than Costello, but much more interesting than Hill. She’s arguably become some kind of post-MySpace country version of Kanye West, which means she could have an admirably weird side. Fingers crossed.

  2. Gavin Says:

    I would love that, but I just don’t think she’s weird enough. I’d happily settle for a chart-topping version of Rosanne Cash.

  3. Danielle Says:

    I think she did better than Faith Hill.

  4. Gavin Says:

    I completely agree!

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