American country crooner Taylor Swift has been called the "biggest pop star in the world" in the latest issue of New York magazine.

In the accompanying interview, the 23-year-old singer opened up about her professional and personal life.

"I always wanted to know and I always used to daydream about what it would be like to stand on a really big stage and sing songs for a lot of people, songs that I had written…Daydreaming was kind of my No. 1 thing when I was little, because I didn't have much of a social life going on. I didn't always have 14,000 people wanting to hang out with me on a Saturday night," she said.

Swift was recently honoured with the CMA (Country Music Association) Pinnacle Award, which is given to an artist, who has taken country music to a worldwide audience. The only other previous winner of the award is Garth Brooks, who received it in 2005.

"Country radio is much more like a family than any other group of people that I've met. They just say, 'Look, we've known each other for years. You've stood by us, and we've stood by you. That's how this works,'" she told the magazine.

The Red singer also revealed her that she will never be afraid to show real emotions.

"I think that allowing yourself to feel raw, real emotions in public is something I am never going to be afraid to do. Hopefully that's the case, if I can remain a real human. I'm fine with being honest with my fans about the fact that it's okay that everything isn't okay all the time. I love my life, I love my career, I love my friends—but things are not okay all the time. So I don't sing about things being okay all the time."