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Taylor Swift earns special status

Thursday, June 14, 2007 – Taylor Swift recent platinum certification of her self-titled debut CD, released last fall on Big Machine Records set country music history because the 17-year-old is the only female artist in country music history to write or co-write every song on a platinum selling debut.

Sales were helped by the success of the first single, "Tim McGraw." She has been selling more than 30,000 albums weekly. She hit gold in 13 weeks for sales of 500,000 units. Her current single, "Teardrops on My Guitar," is approaching country's Top 10, this week reaching number 12.

"Having my album go platinum in eight months is something I've always dreamed about, but never actually imagined would happen," said Swift. "I can't believe this! I remember two years ago when Sugarland's first album went platinum, I cut out the picture from Country Weekly and put it in my wallet and thought to myself, 'They've made it.' I never actually thought that two years later, I'd have a platinum album of my own. And, I am so proud to have the first platinum CD for my label, Big Machine Records! But to be realistic about this, the only reason I have this is because of the fans - those incredible people who are going out and buying this record. I love all of them, and I owe them everything. They're everything to me."

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CD review - Fearless Taylor Swift took the county world by storm with her huge selling debut and its five hit singles. With a huge marketing push and myspace, Swift was on her way. Kind of like an Avril Lavigne for the teen female country set. Sophomore slump? There's no indication of that. Swift once again writes her material - all 13 songs here with help sometimes from Liz Rose, Colbie Caillat and John Rich. Swift writes of what she knows about - relationships and teen love come and gone in songs speak to her fans. ...

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