[artist id="2389485"]Taylor Swift[/artist] is set to premiere her new music video for "The Story of Us" on Tuesday when she sits down with MTV News' Sway for "MTV First: Taylor Swift." Until then, we are looking back at some of our favorite moments with the country pop star.
In June 2008, Swift appeared on the MTV special "Once Upon a Prom." During the special, Swift attended prom at Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with Whit Wright. Her feelings about having to choose a dress for the big night? "Picking the right dress for prom is pretty critical," she said.
Back in 2008, we got Swift to work for us at the VMA pre-show as our fashion correspondent, where she interviewed some of the biggest names in the business about their sense of style on the red carpet. She also happened to be nominated that night, but it wasn't until the following year that she finally took home a Moonman.
Of the nomination, she said, "I didn't think it was possible. I was so shocked. I started screaming, 'I get to go to the VMAs!' I didn't think I'd get to go to the VMAs. I'm not that cool. As a country artist, I've been pretty unapologetic about it. [But] it's cool to be included."
Later that year, she sat down with MTV News to talk about her album Fearless and revealed she had always wanted to guest-star on "CSI." At the time she shared, "I could be a crook. Hopefully one that's really twisted, that took, like, four episodes to figure out." Months later, the world would learn that she did, in fact, nab a part as a murder victim. Coincidence? We think not!
MTV News was there both times Swift appeared on "Saturday Night Live," first in 2009 when she appeared as the musical guest. Swift made some history at the time as the youngest country artist to occupy the musical-guest spot. "I was just told that [and] I can't believe it," she said. "That never occurred to me — it feels like everything the past couple of months has been a dream."
In 2009, Taylor Swift very famously won the Best Female Video VMA for "You Belong With Me." Since she couldn't properly accept her award the first time around, Beyoncé graciously let the teen star have her moment, letting her take the spotlight at the show. "Maybe we can try this again," Swift said.
"I would really like to thank Roman White, who directed the video, and Lucas Till for being in it," Swift continued. "I would like to thank all the fans on Twitter and MySpace and everyone that came out to my shows this summer. And I would like to thank my little brother's high school for letting us shoot there."
Then in 2010, Tim Kash caught up with Swift as she prepared to not only take the stage again as a performer on "SNL," but also to host the show for the first time. "I told all the writers, 'Don't count anything out.' I want to go completely, 100 percent in. I don't want to be halfway involved. Just because I have a lot of things to do as far as being musical guest and host doesn't mean I don't want to live up to my full hosting demands," she said.
Other great Swift interview moments we'll never forget include her sharing what she wanted for her 19th birthday (eyeglasses), revealing her plans for her 21st birthday (winter theme), divulging her admiration for Rihanna's sense of style and, leading up to the release of Speak Now, she even opened up about the track "The Story of Us," explaining that it all started with an awkward encounter with her ex at an awards show.
On Tuesday at 7:53 p.m. ET on MTV and MTV.com, fans can tune in to see Swift introduce the "Story of Us" video's official premiere and speak with Sway live on-air. Sway and Taylor will then continue their chat for a 30-minute live stream on MTV.com. The singer will answer a few questions from fans too. You can submit questions for Taylor on MTV.com or via Twitter using @MTVNews, hashtag #AskTaylor.
At 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the music video will debut online on MTV.com, VH1.com and MTV's International Sites in 150-plus territories, followed by a premiere on TeenNick at 10:56 p.m. ET. For those who can't wait for the video premiere, a 30-second sneak peek of "The Story of Us" will air during VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live" on Tuesday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT. The full video will also appear on "VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown" on Saturday, May 28 at 9 a.m. ET/PT.
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