Taylor Swift makes headlines daily as she continues her U.S. leg of her “Eras Tour,” which includes playing three-sold-out nights at stadiums all over the country every weekend. Last week, Taylor released her Speak Now: Taylor’s Version album, which consists of all new versions of the songs found on her 2010 album Speak Now, along with some additional songs.
Back in 2010, when Swift first released Speak Now, she was three years into a country music career that was getting bigger by the day. During that time, I was doing interviews with her as each new album was released at the beginning of her incredible career.
After I interviewed her for the Speak Now album, Swift sent me a personal thank you note for the interview, writing in part on her custom card stock letterhead, “Nancy! You know I love seeing you. I just wanted to remind you with this note.”
She added, “Thanks so much for coming by to talk to me about Speak Now. I can’t wait for you to hear the whole record. Taylor.” I wasn’t alone. I spoke with several of my Nashville counterparts at the time, and they, too, got notes from Swift, all saying something a bit different. She must have written 50 or more notes that week alone.
Swift continues to knock the world out with her new music releases and tour, which will expand worldwide next year. For fun, I gathered some of the early quotes from Taylor before she crossed over to pop.