Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has become a brand name known well by her fans, Swifties, and the rest of the world for her genius in music making, singing, and holding extravagant concerts that seem like a whole new world.
Though the singer is a household name right now, things were not always like this, especially with Taylor making a debut only when she was fourteen. The singer realized early on in her life, deciding only when she was nine, that she wanted to perform music for people.
While Taylor and her family did everything together to young Taylor famous, the fame also seemed to have its consequences. You do not have to be a fan of an artist like Taylor or her music to know what controversies have surrounded her.
As absurd as it may sound, the singer has faced flashbacks from people for her music and personal life choices. Despite her struggles and the media running her name into the ground, Taylor stayed humble and on top of her game, continuously surprising fans with her new music.
Swift’s career trajectory over the years has only improved with her fame and success. The singer has to her name twelve Grammys, over forty American Music Awards, almost twenty-nine Billboard Music Awards, twenty-three MTV Video Music Awards, and over a hundred Guinness World Records, and the list continues to go on.
With so much success in the music industry, the singer finally found peace in her personal life. We are sure you know that her present “Eras Tour,” the first round she recently wrapped up, was an acclaimed event.
While she has been hated by many for just being herself, the singer has finally stopped caring as she continues to live her dream life with other singer friends and her three furry cats.
Her shows continue to be sold out, amazing everybody who gets a ticket, but let us take a minute to see where the singer started and why she ended up leaving the country music genre.
Why Did Taylor Swift Leave Country Music?
With the release of 1989, her fifth studio album, Taylor Swift, made it crystal clear to fans that she was done with country music, which was shocking considering her career till then was built entirely on the genre.
At the age of nine, Taylor realized she liked performing and singing, and at age thirteen, her parents managed to get her signed with RCA Records.
She honed her skills as a young country music artist but left the Sony-owned label RCA at age fourteen. She released her country music album titled after her name, and it was as successful as it could be for a rookie teen, spending over a hundred and fifty weeks on the US Billboard 200 music chart.
She continued to put out more country albums, each more successful than the previous one. His albums Fearless, which came out in 2008; Speak Now, released in 2010; and Red, released in 2012, were all successful hits that spotlight her.
But with the release of her 2014 album titled 1989, the singer made a switch from country genre to synth-pop. After putting together this album, Taylor revealed that she had bid goodbye to country music and would not be returning soon.
She revealed that she wanted people to expect more from her and always be on their toes when she released music.
Fans know that Taylor always remains steps ahead of us in music, and figuring out where she will be going isn’t easy. She has revealed that she tends to put up mood boards for her songs that give her inspiration for the vibe of her songs. She is serious about the process.
Her albums after 1989, including Reputation, Lover, and Folklore, have been the farthest away from country music, and fans have gotten used to the fact that she might not return to country music soon.
Her appearance at the 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards, where she was present to give an award, sparked rumors of her returning to the genre.
But that led to nothing, as the singer confessed that she will always remember the genre and was thankful for it and would not be returning to it anytime soon.