Taylor’s MySpace post the day before Fearless was released.

Monday, Nov 10, 2008

And it all comes down to this.

Hey guys!

I should be sleeping, because I have to get up in a few hours to go to Good Morning America tomorrow– but I can’t. I can’t stop thinking about the fact that in less than 24 HOURS, the new album is going to be out. It’s crazy to think about, because this is literally everything I’ve thought about for the past two years. I’ve been wanting you to hear these new songs since the very moment of their creation. Every single song has a face attached. They’re all about people. Some even mention names. But most importantly, these songs tell my stories.

These songs tell the story of my freshmen year of high school, and the day I met Abigail. They tell the story of the guy who apologized over and over again without ever meaning it. The story about saying goodbye to someone when you don’t want to, because you can’t breathe without them. The story of the boy who never realized he was with the wrong girl, and that the right one was right there in front of him. The story of my childhood, and the moment I realized my mom was the best friend I’ll ever have. The memories of running and laughing and having the best days with her.

These songs tell stories about fairytale romances, and how sometimes they don’t work out the way you dream about when you’re a little girl. Because when we’re young, we dream about Romeo and Prince Charming– and we hope he’ll ride up on a white horse and rescue us. But sometimes the white horse shows up too late, after the prince has already let you down and left your dreams out in the rain. I never read a fairy tale with that ending. I guess that’s the hard part about living in reality.

One song tells the story of the underdogs who spent every day dreaming about the day they’d see things change, and the story of the night things finally…. did. And they sang hallelujah. There’s the story of the first date that’s so magical, you want to dance around the parking lot in the rain. In your best dress. There’s the tragic story of the boy who walked away–because he found some other girl to promise forever to. Then there’s the love story about how it can all actually work out perfectly and wonderfully. And how love really CAN be everything we dream about. About how someday, we all just might find the one that will kneel to the ground and pull out a ring and say “Marry me, Juliet. You never have to be alone. I love you and that’s all I really know.”

And maybe that’s wishful thinking. But maybe… that’s just being fearless. ;)

Midnight tonight. Be there.


PS: I heard a great place to buy the first copy is the Wal Mart in Hendersonville, TN. It’s so great, I might just go there myself and pick one up.

MySpace blog post, Recording

Nov 4, 2005

So this is technically my first blog. So I think I’ll make it about what’s been going on lately. I’ve been in the studio everyday recording for the album. I’ve been working with a few producers. One being Byron Gallimore (he does all of Tim McGraw’s stuff). The other is Robert Ellis Orrall.. I’ve been in the studio with him lately. We tracked all the songs (did the instrumentals) yesterday and we’re doing vocals today and tomorrow. Sometime next week we’ll do back ups. After three sessions yesterday, me and Scotty Emerick did a showcase for a bunch of people from the Universal office in LA. It was at Scott Borchetta’s house and everything went great. This whole week has been awesome. Really hard work is fun to me. And plus my parents made the mistake of giving me a video camera to take in and “document” things.

So basically I got to harrass everyone nonstop for 12 hours. The musicians, the engineers, Rob, interns.. everyone. It was awesome.

And the drummer, Shannon, kept doing Napoleon Dynamite voices in between passes. Which was very good for me. I liked that a LOT. And there’s lots of times in between takes because the engineers and everyone had like a thousand levels to set, so I had alot of extra time. Me and the intern, Richard, made all these photo copies of our hands and stapled them together. Because when I’m bored, I am SO productive.

All in all.. everything sounds amazing. I’m pretty excited.