The two-hour program will dive into the 19-year-old Nashville princess’s life – from her childhood to the top of the charts. Here are some highlight’s from Taylor‘s interview:
On auditioning for a boy’s part in the school play: “All these guys lined up to audition and at the end of the line, there I am, auditioning for it because I didn’t care. I was like, ‘I will dress up like a guy, and I want to sing that song.’ I had like a mustache, and we drew on eyebrows and put all my hair up in this hat, and I dressed like a guy and sang the solo.”
On her music influences: “I was really into LeAnn Rimes and Shania Twain and Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks. Ever since I discovered their music I wanted to do country music. I wanted to sing country music. Didn’t matter if I lived in Pennsylvania. Didn’t matter if everybody at my school was like, ‘You – you? Play country music? Why do you like country music? You’re so weird.’”
On traveling to Nashville to launch her singing career: “I walked into every single record label on Music Row. My mom would park the rental car outside the label and wait, and I would run in my little demo CD and walk up to the receptionist and say, ‘Hi, I’m Taylor, I’m 11, I want a record deal, call me.’”
On making friends in school: “In middle school I had to face a situation where I would literally walk up and sit down at a lunch table full of girls and they would all get up and leave as soon as I sat down.”
On her music: “I like to write songs about boys. I like to write songs about relationships. It’s really, really fun for me to tell stories that have actually happened.”
On her Myspace: “I made my MySpace really personal. [It] was never a promotional thing for me. It was more of a way to get in touch with people, and now I have like a million friends, and I’m still keeping up to date with it. It’s something I do every day.”
Young Hollywood: A to Zac: The E! True Hollywood Story airs this Friday, December 19th @ 8pm ET/PT on E!