Those work projects where I crossed paths with Taylor Swift… PS. Happy birthday!

A lifetime ago I was just starting my desired career in video production. I was a newby in the industry but I’m so thankful to the people who hired me to work on all kinds of production projects in Nashville. I was new. So was Taylor Swift. So new were we that one of my first jobs was one of her first music videos. In fact, back then she was mainly in the background because no one knew who she was yet… at least on a national scale.

Click here for the backstory to this music video, which has Taylor in it but she’s definitely not featured. She was a new songwriter about to become a mega-star.

I went on to a hugely mega-famous, successful career in music and Taylor has since made enough money to feed her pets. Oh wait, I have that completely backwards.

Our paths crossed again when she stopped by the Country Music Television offices after one of her early albums. She was kind to give credit to CMT for helping to get her music (and music videos) out to the country and the world. Here we are a few years older than that first job of ours when we were both new to Nashville!

Happy birthday my long lost friend… May we run into each other again on stage as we both accept our lifetime achievement awards for being amazing musicians and/or exceptional pet parents!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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