Swift's game plan was going in and saying to the receptionist, "Hi, I'm Taylor. However, it seems Swift has always possessed an unlimited supply of moxie, because rather than letting the initial rejection from the Nashville music community discourage her, it only made her more fearless.She returned to Pennsylvania with the goal of becoming a singer/songwriter and decided to say goodbye to her days as a karaoke-style singer.One special in particular about Faith Hill's rise to fame in the country music world made it apparent to Swift that if she wanted to sing country music, Nashville was the place to be.She began begging her parents to let go to Nashville to pursue her newfound dream of becoming a country music star.However, up until that point, all of the guys had been from her past life as a regular old high school student in Tennessee.Then along came Swift's first famous love interest, Joe Jonas.The short-lived relationship was also due in part to the fact that the label wasn't interested in having Swift record her original songs for a debut album.
It seemed like the move had paid off when Swift landed a contract with Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records after an eye-catching performance at The Bluebird Café in Nashville.By 2003, she landed an artist development deal with RCA Records.She would walk away from that deal just one year later because she didn't want to be at a place that "kind of wanted me maybe".The singer would share her music on her Myspace page before it was officially released on the album — this process was often a determining factor of what songs would make the final cut for the record.Take for instance Swift's mega-hit, "Our Song" that premiered on her debut album. 1 hit on Billboard's Country Songs chart and spent six weeks at the top of the charts — all thanks to Myspace.
Their four-month relationship in 2008 would go on to warrant three songs: "Last Kiss," "Forever and Always," and "Holy Ground." Jonas would be the first of Swift's many high-profile boyfriend's to have a song or two written about him — the fact that he broke up with Swift over a 27-second phone call probably didn't help his case.