"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.Swift promoted the album by performing on tour as the opening act for artists such as Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Brad Paisley, and Tim Mc Graw and Faith Hill.Taylor Swift was received positively by contemporary critics, who praised Swift's talent at such a young age.The album enjoyed commercial success and launched Swift's career in country music.Musically, the album is country music styled, and lyrically it speaks of romantic relationships, a couple of which Swift wrote from observing relationships before being in one.Lyrics also touch on Swift's personal struggles in high school.
It made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number one song on the Hot Country Songs chart."Picture to Burn" and "Should've Said No" were released as the fourth single and fifth singles from the album, respectively, and both were successful on the country charts in the United States.Swift has writing credits on all of the album's songs, including those co-written with Liz Rose.Swift experimented with several producers, ultimately choosing Nathan Chapman, who had produced her demo album.Taylor Swift is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on October 24, 2006, by Big Machine Records.
Swift was 16 years old at the time of the album's release and wrote its songs during her freshman year of high school.