Taylor Swift Still Inspired by Love and Relationships
Jessica Phillips | October 19, 2009
Just before being named Songwriter-Artist of the Year during a Nashville Songwriters Association International ceremony held in Nashville, Taylor Swift spoke of the people and things that inspire her popular hits like "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me."
"Artists like TLC, Britney Spears, Shania Twain and Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks, those were the people who influenced me when I was younger," Swift said. "I'm still at the same place where I'm fascinated by the same things. I like relationships, and love, and boys and the prospect of a happy ending. I think that is my number one inspiration of writing."
Now that touring and traveling is such a large part of her life, Swift tries to write songs that her fans can relate to. "I've always left the traveling aspect of my life out of my songs. Yes, that is a big part of my life right now, but I remember when I was younger when I would hear songs about [traveling], I couldn't really relate to that. I try to stick to feelings and emotions, so that's where I write from."