The "White Horse" Music Video Premieres On CMT
The second single from Fearless, "White Horse", was released on December 8, 2008.
The music video for the song premiered on CMT on February 7, 2009. Though it missed the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs as of the week April 11, 2009, "White Horse" claimed the #1 spot atop the USA Today/Country Aircheck chart (powered by Mediabase) in that week.
"White Horse" is the title of a song written by Liz Rose and co-written and recorded by American country singer Taylor Swift. It is the second official single released from her album Fearless. It is the seventh official single release of her career. This song is featured in the fifth season premiere of Grey's Anatomy, "Dream a Little Dream of Me". "White Horse" became the first video ever to debut at #1 on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown.
The song is a mid-tempo ballad country pop song mostly backed by with piano. Its female narrator tells of being rejected in a relationship. She uses fairy tale image to describe this point, especially in the metaphor of her ex boyfriend being a prince on a white horse, and by saying "I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale" after realizing that the relationship was not what she had expected. "In the song "White Horse", you put everything you have into love and you get your heart broken," Swift tells The Boot. "More people have been able to relate to those songs -- the ones that I wrote when I was really going through something terrible."
The video was released to CMT on February 7, 2009. It debuted at the top spot of CMT's Top Twenty Countdown for the week of February 20, 2009, and has spent 9 consecutive weeks at #1 since.