Taylor Swift Scores Spot on Time's Most Influential

Taylor Swift Scores Spot on Time's Most Influential

Coming in at number nine on the long list of TIME‘s Most Influential People, Taylor Swift takes a rest backstage in this new shot from her tour.

Stevie Nicks, who teamed up with Taylor, 20, for the 2010 Grammys, says of her duet partner, “Taylor is writing for the universal woman and for the man who wants to know her…I still walk around singing her song ‘Today was a Fairytale.’ All of us girls want that boy to pick us up and think that we look beautiful even though we’re in jeans and clogs. We want it at 14, and we want it at 60.”

She continued, “Taylor sings, she writes, she performs, she plays great guitar. She reminds me of myself in her determination and her ability to be extremely childlike. It’s an innocence that’s so special and so rare. This little girl writes the songs that make the whole world sing.”


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Credit: Chistopher Morris; Photos: TIME
Posted to: Taylor Swift
  • cassie

    gorgeous ♥

  • Amy

    She’s such a great role model…beautiful, talented and classy…so much better than those Disney trash and I’m glad to see Miley, the Jonas bros, Demi, Justin Bieber etc are not on this list.

  • ginnie


    Selena Gomez is far from being “trash,” she’s actually being a role model for little girls because she participates in UNICEF and other humanitarian causes.

  • emele

    Stevie Nicks decribed everything thats so special about Taylor perfectly.

  • linda

    @Amy: hey selena is the most influental of all the disney people she isnt trash!

  • swiftfan

    Her, Selena and Emma Watson are excellent role models!

  • jessica

    i love taylor swift. she is super gorgeous and just awesome.

  • Robyn
  • Ilovetaylor

    She influences me the most! :)

  • cam


    I agree. Taylor is awesome & a great role model & I agree with Amy about some of the Disney stars BUT Selena is a great role model & I like Justin Beiber too.

  • zanessa4life

    I adore Taylor’s Music and think she is one of the most amazing singer/songwriters living.
    I so can’t wait for her next Album!

  • http://justjaredjr.buzznet.com/2010/04/29/taylor-swift-scores-spot-on-times-most-influential/ Uncertainty Principle

    Taylor Swift is definitely the most influential person in my life. Yes other artists have talent and I appreciate them for what they can do but no one else even comes close to influencing how I think about important things in my life. I do not say this lightly either. My new year’s resolution was to adopt some of the characteristics of Taylor’s personality into my own life. I have since become involved in some rather interesting situations in which Taylor’s insight and advice on different topics have proved immensely helpful. Only time will tell what becomes of these situations but I said all of this because it is a good example of what I have believed ever since I became a fan–that we have not seen an artist quite like Taylor Swift anywhere in the history of country music or any other genre for that matter. She not only influences her fans but I think I can say she also somehow subconsciously challenges her fans to make better choices in life. Saying Taylor is merely a good musician does not adequately describe what she has done. She has used her music to propel something else into motion–something for which hopefully all of her fans will become known.

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