“She was 17, she says, and she had booked the biggest opportunity of her life so far—a highly coveted slot opening for country superstar Kenny Chesney on tour. ‘This was going to change my career,’ she remembers. ‘I was so excited.’ But a couple weeks later, she arrived home to find her mother Andrea sitting on the front steps of their house. ‘She was weeping … Her head was in her hands as if there had been a family emergency.’ Through sobs, Andrea told her daughter that Chesney’s tour had been sponsored by a beer company. Taylor was too young to join. ‘I was devastated.'” Don’t worry, she got another gig. Taylor Swift is Time’s Person of the Year. (According to her Spotify year-end wrap, I’m pretty sure this makes my daughter Time’s Fan of the Year.)