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Taylor Swift: A Place In This World

GAC Shortcuts | 2006

Taylor Swift: A Place In This World is the first documentary that followed Taylor’s life. It aired in 2006 as part of GAC’s “Shortcuts” series.
Taylor was the first artist featured on GAC’s “Shortcuts” series along with a 30 minute album release special.
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Background and Release

The documentary borrows its title from Taylor’s song “A Place In This World,” which appears on her debut studio album, Taylor Swift (2006). The purpose was to introduce Taylor to a broader audience, after she had already made a name for herself on MySpace. She said: “In this past year, everything that I have worked for has started to pay off. It’s been absolutely amazing and it’s like everything I’ve wanted is just…happening.”

The program first aired on May 8, 2006, shortly before the release of her debut single “Tim McGraw.”


In the documentary, Taylor talks about her music, friends, family and her love for performing as she dreams of making it big in the Nashville country music scene. It especially expands on the narrative of “Taylor Swift, the 16-year-old singer-songwriter cought between high school and her music career.” The TV special features several interviews with Taylor, her mother Andrea, as well as her best friend Abigail. It also shows exclusive performances from Taylor herself. Probably the most well-known quote from Taylor Swift: A Place In This World is:

«My big dream is to look out into a crowd of thousands of people and have them singing the words to my songs. That to me would just be everything I’ve ever hoped for.»

Her dream came true. 😊

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Original AirdateMay 8, 2006
Production Company
Rink Entertainment
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Taylor Swift Era

Taylor Swift (2006)

Taylor Swift Songs

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