Taylor Swift says she is proud to have come from the country music community and that Nashville was the best kind of training.
“Country music teaches you to work,” Taylor says in the upcoming issue of Esquire. “You hear stories about these artists who show up four hours late to a photo shoot, and in Nashville that doesn’t happen. In Nashville, if you go four hours late to a photo shoot, everyone leaves. In Nashville, if you don’t care about radio and being kind to people who are being good to you … It’s a symbiotic relationship, and if you don’t take care of it, they won’t take care of you. I’ve never been more proud to have come from a community that’s so rooted in songwriting, so rooted in hard work and in treating people well. It was the best kind of training.”
Taylor is profiled in the November issue, out this week and is set to release 1989 on October 27th.