OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Does Not Google Herself

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There is not a lot about Taylor Swift‘s musical career that most country fans don’t already know, so I’m always thrilled when a big story about her comes up with new news. Like the one in the December issue of Seventeen . In it, she drives around Nashville in her Toyota Land Cruiser during the interview and shares things like “Burger Up has the most amazing fries” and “I remember when I was 17, I wouldn’t really wear anything besides cowboy boots.” And one random fact I found kind of amazing: “I just don’t Google myself.” It also has all the other elements of a Swift story, like the how-my-love-life-becomes-songwriting-fodder stuff and some other good advice for teenagers who might read the magazine (“When I go back in my head and think of the times that I’ve changed for a guy, it hasn’t lasted,” she says).

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.