Taylor Swift has come a long way. From her humble beginnings as a teenager in western Pennsylvania writing songs in her diary to a pop culture phenomenon.

There’s no question Taylor Swift is one of the best entertainers in the business today. You can’t watch one of her shows without being captivated.

But a lot of her music lately is a bit like Chinese food. Tasty, but quickly digested and forgotten. Songs for a Twitter era.

I like Taylor’s early music, those sweet songs of innocent adolescence. I get that she can’t sing those forever, but I can listen to them forever.

And it all started with Tim McGraw...