Academy of Country Music Awards 2014

7 Life Lessons We've Learned from Country Stars

Become enlightened by Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and more before the April 6 ACM Awards

TAYLOR SWIFT

Lesson: Turn heartbreak into breakup anthems
Chocolate ice cream and rom-coms may help, but Swift much prefers to put pen to paper – and fingers to guitar – when she's getting over a boy (like Harry Styles or Joe Jonas). "You know that guy you really wish you could erase from your memory? But then the answer is track six, eight, 12 and 13," the singer-songwriter (and ACM entertainer of the year contender) told Harper's Bazaar in 2012. Oh, we know Taylor – we know Gyllenh-all too well.