Tied Together with a Smile
Label: Big Machine Records, LLC
These tunes were penned when Taylor Swift was in her teens, so the subject matter mostly revolves around the kinds of things that high school girls obsess over: boys. What's impressive is that she wrote these songs without any help from Nashville's equivalent to Hollywood's "casting couch." Her tunes are garnished with some of Music City's A-list session players, and the result is a collection of vibrant, passionate and (somewhat) innocent reflections of a girl whose heart swells for country music almost as much as it does for the homecoming king.