Thursday, August 30, 2007
– It's been a great week for Taylor Swift. Not only did she start her senior year of high school, but the singer also captured a Country Music Association award nomination Thursday and continuing having the number one country disc in the country.
Swift was nominated for the Horizoin Award, given to a newcomer or someone who has had a breakout year. "I've had a really good day, considering I just found out that my album is number one for the sixth week, and I got nominated for a CMA Award in the category I've always dreamed about," Swift said. "Honestly, I'm so excited and surprised, and I will continue to be obnoxiously surprised about this until the day of the CMA Awards. Seriously!"
Swift also is celebrating her sixth straight week at number one on the SoundScan Country Album Sales Chart and the number one success of the video for her second single "Teardrops on My Guitar."
Swift has been at the top of the Country Album Sales chart longer than any other artist this year.
Swift began her studies for her senior year in high school, through a home-school academic program accredited by the state of Tennessee. Prior to enrolling in home schooling, she maintained a 4.0 average at Hendersonville High School just outside of Nashville.
Swift's first 2 singles both reached Top 5 on the country radio charts, each reaching over 30 million listeners a week. Her third single, "Our Song," which she wrote without co-writers, has just arrived at radio.