Taylor Swift is everywhere right now  promoting her new album “Red” and you probably think you know a lot about the superstar.  So, why not test your knowledge with 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Taylor Swift?

The website Taste of Country has a lit of 10 things that even we didn’t about Taylor Swift.  How many

#1.) She’s an award-winning poet

In 4th grade, Taylor’s poem “Monster In My Closet” placed first in a national poetry contest.

#2.) Taylor’s dad owns 3% of her record label-  He was an early investor in Big Machine Records.

#3.) Taylor’s brother Austin is a student at Vanderbilt University-  He transferred from Notre Dame.

#4.) The Dixie Chicks were a major influence-  Taylor says LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain and Faith Hill were all big influences in her music career, but this is the first I’ve heard of the Dixie Chicks!

#5.) She wrote a novel when she was 12-  If the music thing doesn’t work out, Taylor has a 350 page novel ready to go.  She said she’d also like to write her own biography down the road.

#6.) Taylor’s grandmother was an opera singer-  Taylor’s grandma on her Mom’s side, Marjorie Finlay, was an accomplished opera singer and Taylor looks a lot like her.  You can see the comparison here.

#7.) Taylor’s first job involved bugs-  She knocked praying mantis pods out of trees on her family’s Christmas tree farm.  Now she’s a millionaire!

#8.) SNL Fun Fact-  Taylor Swift was the first host of  “Saturday Night Live” to ever write their own monologue.  It was a song she wrote called “My Monologue Song.”

#9.) Getting Ink-  The thought of a real tattoo actually terrifies her.

#10.) She Can’t See Very Well-  When she’s not wearing glasses, she’s wearing contact lenses.


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