Singer and songwriter who at the age of 16 became the youngest solo artist to write and record a #1 hit on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart with the single "Our Song." She released her fourth country album, Red, in 2012. Her first pop album, 1989, came out in 2014. In 2017, her sixth album, Reputation, sold over a million copies in four days. She has since released multiple albums including re-recordings of her earlier albums.
She was raised in a Presbyterian family and rode her family's Quarter horses and a Shetland pony as a child. For a number of years, her family lived on a Christmas tree farm. She began performing in musical theater shows at the age of nine and moved to Nashville when she was fourteen years old.
She has won a number of Grammy Awards, including the 2010 Album of the Year Award for the popular album Fearless. In 2023, her net worth surpassed 1 billion dollars.