Taylor Shares the Love With Faith Hill and Kenny Chesney

Taylor admires Faith’s “grace in the spotlight.”

Taylor Swift is full of love for her current hometown of Nashville, including fellow Nashville residents Faith Hill and Kenny Chesney.

“[Faith]’s been my idol since I saw her on both VH1 and CMT when I was about 10," Taylor tells Nashville Lifestyles. “I loved how she was taking country music to bigger audiences, and her grace in the spotlight. Since I put out my first album, Faith has been a welcoming and warm presence in my life, time after time. She sends flowers on my birthday and sent me cookies when I got sick.”

Kenny is also a favorite. "He’s so supportive, and always makes sure I know he’s in my corner. He sends little notes of encouragement, and I know I can ask him for advice any time. These are two people who had always been my heroes for their career accomplishments, and when I met them, they became my heroes for their characters."

Taylor also names the Ryman Auditorium, trinket shop Gilchrist & Gilchrist, Target and Anthropologie as a few of her favorite Nashville haunts.

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