We don't know if we believe this…
Taylor Swift may not be 100% country anymore, but that doesn't mean she doesn't owe her fame to her original southern twang!
Tay Tay first made a name for herself back in 2006 with her debut single Tim Megraw, but now one celebrity is claiming that he actually first discovered the 25-year-old.
While we were under the assumption that Scott Borchetta found and signed Taylor, Jason Alexander recently revealed that he put T-Swift on the map when he cast her in one of his music videos!
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Jason apparently starred in and directed Brad Paisley's 2007 hit Online and put Taylor and Kellie Pickler in the vid as extras.
Since Taylor already had a radio-friendly track on her hands by that point, we think she was well on her way to super-stardom… but the publicity couldn't have hurt!
Ch-ch-check out Taylor play backup to Brad and Jason (below)!!!
Tags: brad paisley, country music, jason alexander, kellie pickler, music minute, online, scott borchetta, taylor swift, tim megraw