Taylor Swift goes gold
Sunday, January 21, 2007
– Taylor Swift went gold with her self-titled debut disc, signifying sales of more than 500,000 copies, her label announced Friday.
Swift, 17, benefitted from having the hit single "Tim McGraw" on the album.
Label President & CEO Scott Borchetta said, "Taylor's 13-week ascent to gold in this tough environment is an amazing achievement for any artist, let alone a debut release for a 17-year-old female in the country genre.
Swift's second single, "Teardrops On My Guitar," is slated for February release. She recently filmed the video with One Tree Hill star Tyler Hilton. She is touring with George Strait and soon will hit the road with Brad Paisley.
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