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The album enjoyed commercial success and launched Swift's career in country music. Then they were nervous about putting out a 16-year-old.
In the United States, it topped the Top Country Albums Chart for 24 non-consecutive weeks, and was certified seven times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales of over 7 million copies. And I'm sure if I hadn't signed with Scott Borchetta [head of Big Machine Records], everybody would be afraid to put out a 17-year-old." Swift wrote "Tim Mc Graw" during her freshman year, knowing that she and her senior boyfriend, Brandon Borello, would break up at the end of the year when he left for college. Swift wrote "Tied Together with a Smile" the day she learned one of her best friends was bulimic, a fact which shocked her.
Swift has writing credits on all of the album's songs, including those co-written with Liz Rose.
"I wrote it about this guy I was dating, and how we didn't have a song.The re-release also bared new artwork and a bonus DVD with all of Swift's music videos at the time ("Tim Mc Graw", "Teardrops on My Guitar", and "Our Song"), behind-the-scenes footage of "Teardrops on My Guitar" and "Our Song" music videos, and a performance of "Picture to Burn", among other material.A third and final re-release appeared on March 18, 2008 with the original album artwork, including the three new songs from the Taylor Swift Deluxe Edition, as well as the radio edit of "Picture to Burn," and an additional pop remix of "Teardrops on My Guitar"."Teardrops on My Guitar" was released as the second single and was the album's best-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100."Our Song" was released as the third single from the album and was Swift's first number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.