Taylor Swift Reveals Her First-Ever Performance Was in Drag on "E True Hollywood Story"

December 19, 2008 2:20 PM ET

How did making up stories about the animals that expired on her driveway inspire Taylor Swift to write songs? That's just one of many questions answered on tonight's E True Hollywood Story focusing on young Hollywood (tune in at 8 p.m.). Click above to watch the country-crossover star discuss her musical debut (a turn in drag when she was in second grade) and early days on her parents' Christmas tree farm.

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