By any measure, it's good to be Taylor Swift. The 21-year-old has gone from wannabe singer to country superstar in less than three years. Her meteoric rise is accompanied by the kind of critical huzzahs from such august outlets as the New Yorker and the New York Times that many older artists would give their right arm for.
Her second full-length album, 'Fearless,' entered the charts at No. 1 and has bounced back up to the top toward year's end. During an interview for AOL Music Sessions, despite being tightly booked for back-to-back interviews, Swift is relaxed, convivial and very focused as she answers questions about her life in and out of the studio.