Consider this: Taylor Swift was last year's biggest-selling American artist. Her single "Love Story" became the first country single to top the Billboard Pop Top 40. She hit Nashville by age 11, started writing songs and playing the 12-string by 12, and at 14 was the youngest staff songwriter ever hired by Sony/ATV Tree Publishing. She has a clothing line at Walmart and dated a Jonas Brother. Every single she's released has hit the Country Top 10. Her 2009 tour sold out the Staples Center in two minutes, Madison Square Garden in one. Forbes ranked her as the 69th most powerful celebrity, with over $18 million in earnings this year. Taylor Swift is 19. If you were quick to the draw and purchased a ticket in under 30 minutes for her October 11 Target Center show (with Kellie Pickler and Gloriana) consider yourself lucky—all her U.S. dates this tour have sold out.
Sun., Oct. 11, 6 p.m., 2009