Are you ready for a cowboy revolution? Thanks to country crossover star Taylor Swift’s mega rise to fame, it looks like the hot young thing is making yee-haw music cool again.
When was country music ever cool, you ask? The genre known mostly for its tacky lovelorn ballads and questionable fashion taste has had its moments in the spotlight. Think Jessica Simpson’s Daisy Dukes era and the brief career of LeAnn Rimes, who at just thirteen set the world on fire with the genre-smashing hit 'Blue'.
Taylor, who counts Shania Twain and Patsy Cline among her heroes, has stormed up country music charts with a string of hit singles, and burst onto the pop playing field faster than you could say “pass me my cowboy boots!”.
Not bad for a girl who was more of a nerd than a mean girl in high school, spending her days writing poetry and performing karaoke songs at the local mall.
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