6. Taylor's grandma was an opera singer.

Taylor Swift's mom's mom, Majorie Finlay, was an accomplished opera singer, and as Zap2It pointed out, passed on her genes, to her country music superstar granddaughter -- they look just alike. "I can remember her singing, the thrill of it," Swift said. "She was one of my first inspirations.The people around me provided all the inspiration I needed. Everything I wrote (at that time) came from that experience, what I observed happening around me.”

More From Taste of Country