You either hate Avril Lavigne or you love her. A few years ago, she wore all baggy pants and baggy shirts with punky ties and black nail polish and said she never wanted to be like Britney Spears. And today, she's grown into a much more mature woman who has her own perfume line, though the girl's got one heck of a mouth on her.
Whether you like her or not, Avril Lavigne has a great set of pipes and posesses excellent songwriting skills. Take her song "Take Me Away," for instance, which is a soft guitar driven song that she wrote for her sophomore album. To learn how to play this song on the acoustic guitar, check out this tutorial.