Taylor Swift is an American country singer-songwriter who has had tremendous crossover success and appeal because of her catchy lyrics and musical hooks. Born on December 13, 1989, in Reading, Pa., Swift moved to Nashville at the age of 14 to pursue a country music career and became the youngest songwriter to be hired by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Her first album in 2006 made her a country music star overnight, with “Our Song,” her third single, making her the youngest person to write and perform a No. 1 song on the country music charts. Her catchy tunes and narrative songs have reached fans beyond country music and have garnered her numerous Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards. Swift is the youngest artist to win a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.