20 Celebrities Reveal How They Got Famous
Taylor Swift is a force of nature. There’s no doubt in our minds that the driven pop artist would have made it happen one way or another if she hadn’t gotten a record deal in her teens, but Taylor shared her celebrity big break in an oral history of the historic Bluebird Café for Billboard. Taylor played an acoustic show at the Nashville institution where Scott Borchetta, then a Universal Music Group exec, saw her untapped songwriting potential and recruited her to join his non-existent music label. Scott’s pitch made such an impression, Taylor called Scott ten days later and told him that she would wait for him.