When Taylor Swift first hit Nashville, she faced competition from many aspiring female country stars with beautiful faces and large voices. She had bigger ideas. "I had to figure out a way to stand out and be different. For me, that came through songwriting," she says. As writer of 11 tracks, including her first hit single, "Tim McGraw" (from her gold-certified, self-titled debut CD), she set new standards for every would-be... More >>>