When we landed at this airport in Boise, from Portland, this lady from our plane came up from behind as we walked down the terminal. She approached me and said “Taylor, I just love your song [Tim McGraw] and want to wish you great things in you career.” I looked and her and said, “Well, THANK YOU! Who did you talk to?” I was convinced that one of them [her mom/label reps] had talked to the lady on the plane and told her about me and my song. The lady said “No one.” Then I said “Well, how did you know who I was?” The lady said “Because I listen to the radio and I watched your video”. This was the first time someone had actually known who I was. I just walked over and hugged her, and said, “You’re the first person who’s ever done that – thank you!” It was an amazing moment to remember, and I always will.
— Taylor Swift talking about the first time someone knew who she was