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The two wrote all but two tracks on the album. (Their versions of “Do You Believe In Magic” and “Walking on Sunshine” were featured on the hit film, Herbie: Fully Loaded). What’s more, Aly co-stars as Keely Teslow in the hit Disney Channel series, Phil of the Future, which allows her to sing and act, while AJ has had guest spots on Six Feet Under, Oliver Beene and Birds of Prey, and regular roles on CBS’ The Guardian and the classic soap opera General Hospital.

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And now you can make it a Taylor Swift Christmas with these two great music packages just released this month. Just click on the ablum covers to find out more and to order.

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Taylor Swift - Special Edition CD and DVD
This is a must have new 2-disc set, featuring on the music CD the origional 11 songs from Taylor's initial albulm release, plus 3 all-new songs - I'm Only Me When I'm With You, Invisible, and A Perfectly Good Heart. The song Invisible, which we heard Taylor perform at her live concerts this past summer, is sure to reach the Top Ten Singles Charts if and when it is released on its own. Also included here is a separate DVD with all 3 of Taylor's hit music videos, the behind the scences making of the videos, home movie taken and edited by Taylor, and a excellent GAC TV 22-min documentary made in 2006 on Taylor's self driven rise from an 11-year old schoolgirl to the hottest new singer songwriter in music today

Taylor Swift Sound of the Season music CD Taylor Swift - Sounds of the Season CD
Every top music star releases a Christmas ablum at some point in their career, but for Taylor to release hers as still a 17-year old in just the second year of her career along with writing, producing and performing her other music CDs, music videos, still finishing high school, traveling on a 9-month weekly concert tour across America, and appearing on TV awards progrmas as often as possible is pretty amazing. This 6-song CD includes 2 new origional Taylor Swift Christmas songs, George Michaels's Last Christmas, Taylor's totally revised, nearly unrecoginazable and excellent version of Silent Night, and the classic sexy Santa Baby in a perky schoolgirl style.
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her first self written freshman ablum released in 2006 at just 16 years old with every song a hit, the ablum has sold 3.5 million copies to date.
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Taylor Swift -
Fearless
her second self written ablum released Nov 2008 with the already hit song 'Love Story" and 2 muic videos.
Taylor Swift special editin music CD and music video DVD Taylor Swift - Special Edition CD and DVD
featuring on the music CD the origional 11 songs from Taylor's initial albulm release, plus 3 all-new songs
Taylor Swift Sound of the Season music CD Taylor Swift - Sounds of the Season CD
Every top music star releases a Christmas ablum at some point in their career, Taylor releases hers at jst 17-years old.

Taylor shift photo with GuitarTaylor's debut album "Taylor Swift"is available on her website by clicking on the cover link, upper right

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taylor Swift / Def LeopardTaylor Swift, Def Leppard team up on CMT's Crossroads

Taylor Swift, Def Leppard team up for CMT 'Crossroads'
This week on Crossroads on the CMT channel one of our favorite girl singers (Chicks Who Kick Ass!), 19 year old Taylor Swift, the hottest solo artist on the muisc scene today with 3.5 million copies of her debut CD "Taylor Swift" having sold in the past 18 months, chose to team up with her favorite rock band from the 1970's before she was even born - Def Leopard! It is really incredibe to see and hear how two entirelly different types of music, a conutry pop teen singing broken hearted lve songs, can blend so well with heavy metal rockers. Hopefully you will tune into Crossroads this month to check it out.

Meanwhile, Taylor's 2nd all new self written CD "Fearless" is released this week, featuing the new hit "Love Song". If you aren't a Tayor Swift fan yet, you need to given it a listen and you soon will be.

UPDATE October 2008- Taylor Swift Goes Tripple Platinum with 3,500,000 Albums Sold!
Goes to Number #1 on the Country Charts, #6 on Billboard Top 100

Nashville, TN, Aug 1st, 2007 – We've been telling you about Taylor Swift here on FastDates.com for a number of months as the hottest, most beautiful new singing star in the world, and now Taylor's got the stats to prove it!
Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut CD reached the #1 position atop Billboard‘s Country Albums chart this week, outpacing such superstars as Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts. And has shot up from #15 last week to #6 on the BillBoard Popular Music Chart

Just 17 years old, Taylor is at an age where most teenagers are only beginning to find their identity and lay tentative plans for the future. But there’s never been much doubt in Taylor’s mind about her calling. Growing up on a farm in Wyomissing, Pa., music was ever-present in her home. Inspired by her maternal grandmother, a professional opera singer, Taylor took up singing early in life. At 10, she began performing around town at karaoke contests, festivals and county fairs, and even recording rough demos at a studio. At age 11, she performed the national anthem at a Philadelphia 76ers NBA game in front of thousands of fans.

But it wasn’t until she picked up a guitar at age 12 and learned to write her own songs that Taylor discovered how readily she could channel the turbulent emotions of growing up into her music. That year, she wrote “The Outside,” a heartbreaking lament about loneliness. Before long, she was spending every available moment playing and writing. “I was playing four hours a day until my fingers were bleeding and my mom called me to dinner,” she says.

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No strangers to the music business, Taylor’s family recognized both her talent and determination. They began taking regular trips to Nashville to shop her music around, and she began writing with local songwriters. After a few years, during which the family made the decision to move to nearby Hendersonville, Tenn., a showcase at the Bluebird Cafe caught the attention of music-industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who was planning to launch a new label. After meeting with Taylor, he knew she was one of the first artists he wanted to sign.

Since then, Taylor has pulled double duty as a straight-A high school student and full-fledged recording artist, a balancing act the teenager handles with grace. “I have tunnel vision as far as this goes,” she says. “I can always keep my eyes on the goal.” Still, she admits sheepishly, there are moments when songwriting inspiration strikes in the middle of a lecture, making concentration difficult. “If we had random notebook checks, my teachers might find biology notes, biology notes, then suddenly a bunch of lyrics,” she laughs.

The songs Taylor scrawls in those spiral notebooks are bright, engaging melodies filled with all the ebullience and drama of adolescent life. In “Our Song,” the narrator bemoans the fact that she and her boyfriend don’t share a sentimental tune, only to have him affectionately describe all the little moments that make their relationship special. “Our song is the way you laugh,” he tells her.

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Like all songwriters, Taylor is inspired by the life going on around her, and like any 16-year-old, she admits to a “fascination” with love. Thus, her classmates — her biggest fans, she says — often find themselves the subject of her songs. “They’re all going to buy the album and have a little bit of a heart attack,” she says with a grin.

In fact, country music channel Great American Country tapped Taylor to star in the inaugural season of GAC Short Cuts, a short-form documentary series that kicked off in the spring of 2006. The shows consist of three one-minute vignettes per hour that feature Taylor pursuing her recording career while attending high school, and the clips feature interviews with many of her close friends.

A country superstar — and one of Taylor’s greatest influences — was also surprised to find himself the subject of her debut single. A tender ballad, “Tim McGraw” describes the way music can evoke the sweetest of memories: “When you think Tim McGraw/I hope you think my favorite song/The one we danced to all night long.”

Elsewhere on the album, Taylor tackles more serious issues. “Tied Together With a Smile,” captures the fragile self-esteem of teenagers, inspired by girls that Taylor has known through the years, including a beauty-pageant queen who suffered from an eating disorder: “Seems the only one who doesn’t see your beauty/Is the face in the mirror looking back at you.” In the second verse, she laments that lack of confidence sometimes leads girls her age to make hasty and reckless decisions about their relationships: “I guess it’s true that love was all you wanted/’Cause you’re givin’ it away like it’s extra change.”

Such flashes of maturity give weight to songs that otherwise sparkle with the carefree joie de vivre of youth. Taylor admits her primary agenda with her music is to evoke a strong emotional response. “I want to make people feel things,” she says simply.

As she prepares an album with that in mind, Taylor is careful not to let her “tunnel vision” keep her from enjoying every moment of her budding music career. “Everything about this business is exciting to me,” she says, “whether it’s putting on a pretty dress to go to an awards show, or putting on a sweatshirt to go into the studio to record.”

“You only get so many firsts,” she adds. “Every one is a blessing.”

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Nashville, TN, Aug 1st, 2007 – We've been telling you about Taylor Swift here on FastDates.com for a number of months as the hottest, most beautiful new singing star in the world, and now Taylor's got the stats to prove it!
Taylor Swift’s self-titled debut CD reached the #1 position atop Billboard‘s Country Albums chart this week, outpacing such superstars as Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts. And has shot up from #15 last week to #6 on the BillBoard Popular Music Chart
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Just last month Taylor secured her place in country music history as the only female solo artist in Country music history to write or co-write every song on a Platinum selling debut.

In May she was awarded the fan-voted CMT: Country Music Television “CMT Music Award” for Breakthrough Video, and was nominated for Best New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music. Taylor was named one of AOL’s Best New Artists of the Year, was chosen by the Los Angeles Times as “One to Watch in 2007,” and was honored as a breakthrough artist by Music Row magazine with their prestigious Critic’s Pick award.

The end of August, Taylor wrapped a series of dates as a featured guest on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul 2007 tour, and she is currently on tour with Brad Paisley. She has also shared the stage with Rascal Flatts, George Strait and Kenny Chesney. And on July 31st we got to see her in an incredible show with LeAnn Rimes at the Pacific Amphitheatre.

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Three years ago, a 13-year old Taylor Swift set out to be a star and moved from Reading, Pennsylvania, to Nashville. By 14, she had a publishing deal, and by 15, a recording contract. In these days of Bianca Ryan (and before her, Tanya Tucker and LeAnn Rimes), many are called, but few are chosen. Swift, it appears, is one of the chosen ones. Her vocal talent is modest, though sweetly affecting, her style seemingly influenced by the radio hits of early Sheryl Crow and Michelle Branch, and perhaps Cyndi Thomson. And at times, her youthfulness shows--she encoded messages in the lyrics of her CD booklet, starting with the name of the boy who cheated on her from "Should've Said No" (the album's strongest offering).

But in writing or co-writing all 11 songs on this debut, Swift demonstrates remarkable maturity, particularly in crafting a hooky, radio-ready chorus. Though she sounds ridiculous looking back from the perspective of an 87-year old woman on "Mary's Song," to her credit she mostly writes about what she knows--unrequited high-school crushes ("Teardrops on My Guitar"), teenage angst ("Tied Together with a Smile"), and complete immersion in starry-eyed romance (her breakout hit "Tim McGraw").

Swift has such wistful charm and tunefulness that only a curmudgeon could dismiss her, and in fact, more than 60,000 fans lined up to grab this CD the first month of release. No wonder Rascal Flatts and George Strait added her to their tours. Look out, Carrie Underwood--there's a new kid in town. --Alanna Nash

 

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