Tuesday, January 16, 2007
– Taylor Swift, the voice behind the hit single "Tim McGraw," got together with singer/actor Tylor Hilton for a video for her second single, "Teardrops On My Guitar."
She recently shot the video for the single at a local Nashville high school with One Tree Hill's Tyler Hilton. Hilton also starred in "Walk the Line" as a young Elvis Presley.
The song echoes Swift's longing for one-time crush, Drew, while putting on a smile when he's around his girlfriend. "Teardrops On My Guitar" is slated for release in mid-February.
"I used to have a huge crush on this guy, Drew, who would sit there every day talking to me about another girl - how beautiful she was, how nice and smart and perfect she was," said Swift. "I sat there and listened and said 'Oh, I'm so happy for you.' I guess this is a good example of how I let my feelings out in songs and sometimes no other way. I love this song because of its honesty and vulnerability. To this day, Drew and his girlfriend are still together and he has no idea about this song."
Swift and Hilton met a California show of hers and decided to collaborate artistically.
"I found out he was a fan of my music and he came to my show," she said. "I met him in the 'meet and greet' line, and we become friends. He came onstage with me at the show, and I asked him in front of the crowd, 'Do you want to be in my video?' and he said, 'Yeah!'"
Swift's self-titled album debuted in third on he Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
Swift is currently on tour with George Strait and will join Brad Paisley on the road beginning in the spring.