As she continues to ride the Billboard charts, young country star Taylor Swift will embark on another journeyher first headlining tour. Taylor Swifts tour will kick off in Evansville, Ind. April 23 and, according to http://Billboard.com, will feature multiple costume changes and a fairy tale theme. Swifts sophomore album Fearless has spent eight straight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and moved 2.4 million since its November 2008 release. The tour will be in support of the album, which is the top seller of 2009 so far auto-darkening helmet with 287,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Swift will play three one offs before the tour, including a March 20 show at Houstons Livestock Show and Rodeo; Kelli Pickler and up and comer Gloriana will open all dates. Swift is slated to play fall dates in the U.K. after her run in North America and a trip to Japan is also on the horizon. Last fall Scott Borchetta, president of Swifts record label Big Machine, commented on Swifts stint on the road: It will be super thrilling for her fans in the States to see photos of her in front of Buckingham Palace, downtown Tokyo and then the next time shes in Cedar Rapids [Iowa] shell be that much a bigger star, but still Taylorapproachable. Check out http://www.stubhub.com/taylor swift tickets for Taylor Swift tickets.
Although one might assume she is a southern belle because of her country songs, Taylor Swift actually hails from Reading, Pennsylvania. Swift grew up listening to country artists like Dolly Parton, LeAnn Rimes and Patsy Cline and persuaded her family to relocate to a suburb of the country music Mecca of Nashville when she was just 14 so dust goggle she could pursue her dreams of stardom. Big Machine Records president Scott Borchetta heard Swifts demo take and quickly swooped up the fledgling singer. In 2006 Swifts debut single, Tim McGraw, was released, followed by her eponymous debut album. Tim McGraw was a breakaway hit and its music video put a face with a nameerr, voicemaking Swift the biggest up and comer on the country scene. Subsequent singles Our Song and Teardrops on My Guitar were also successful and in 2007 Swift became the youngest artist to win the Songwriter/Artist of the Year award at the Nashville Songwriters Association.
After Love Story became her next hit single, Taylor Swift released her sophomore album, Fearless. The singer, who is known for wearing her heart on her sleeve, penned nearly all of the songs on the album and drew from personal experiences such as breakups. Although most teenage girls dont get the chance to date Joe Jonas, Swift often transforms her diary entries into songs and that is the reason for her relatability. (The middle Jo Bro broke up with Swift in a 25 second phone call so expect a song about the messy breakup to appear on the singers next album!) Now 18 years old, Swift has notched six autobiographical songs on the Billboard charts and doesnt appear to be slowing any time soon! Get your Taylor Swift tickets soon!