Before Taylor was a singer, she was a poet. She won a national poetry contest when she was only 9 years old, and by the age of 12 she was putting her poems to music. "If you can put words together the right way, and if you put the right rhymes at the end of the right sentences, you can make words bounce of a page… That"s always been my favorite thing. I've made sure that in any situation and with any record label, I'm allowed to write my own music," says Taylor.
She was only 16 when 'Tim McGraw' first hit the airwaves. Taylor says her success comes from her determination to realize her dreams. "Being raised by two parents who brought me up with the idea that the world didn't owe me anything really helped," she says. "But I loved music, and so I started writing songs and playing guitar."
Even with all her hard work, Taylor says her career wouldn't be the same without her fans—she even knows some of them by name. So it was no surprise when young fan Jordan met Taylor.
In the past 24 seasons, Oprah and her producers have orchestrated more than 1,500 surprises for fans. Oprah's team orchestrated a memorable surprise during Oprah's Search for the World's Most Talented Kids finale. Jordan, Oprah's 10-year-old co-host for the day, handled her duties like a seasoned pro...until Oprah brought her favourite country star on stage!
When Grammy-nominated artist Taylor Swift walked out holding a gift for Jordan—an acoustic guitar—Jordan was beyond shocked. "Oh my God," she said. "Thank you!" The surprises didn't stop there. "Jordan, we're going to give you an assignment to go interview Taylor while she's on tour," Oprah said. "Then, this fall, we're going to play that interview, and she's going to come on, and she's going to perform on The Oprah Show."
Stay tuned to watch this amazing episode of Taylor Swift and her little fan on Oprah Winfrey Show on January 16, 8.00 pm on BIG CBS Love.