Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2010 Taylor Swift's "Fifteen" received an MTV Video Music Awards nomination for Best Female Video?

It's true! She was pitted against Beyonce, Ke$ha, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Taylor Swift.

  • She began performing at age 10.
  • She became, at 14, the youngest staff songwriter ever hired by Sony Tree publishing house in Nashville.
  • She wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on her self-titled debut album.
  • She made her acting debut in a 2009 episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."
  • She is an active philanthropist and supports disaster-relief efforts, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Medical Center and Habitat for Humanity, among many other charitable organizations. She has received recognition, including a Do Something Awards nomination and the Big Help Award (presented by Michelle Obama), for her charitable endeavors.