It’s no secret that Taylor Swift has a ton of money, after all, she landed at #11 on the Forbes’ Most Powerful Celebrity list for her earnings of $57 million last year. So what do you do when you have that kind of cash laying around? You give back to the community that gave you a start.
The Country Music Hall of Fame, located in Nashville, Tennessee is a place like no other. You don’t have to be a country music lover to appreciate what this museum has to offer.
It [The Country Music Hall of Fame] not only houses memorabilia from Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton, and others, but it is also home to some of Elvis Presley’s cars, musical instruments from the 20s, a mock radio studio from the 50s and more.
Now it will have another massive exhibit, the 7,500 square foot Taylor Swift Education Center in which, Taylor has donated $4 million to fund the building that will house classrooms and a multitude of interactive rooms to educate the masses.
Museum Director, Kyle Young told allaccess.com, “Taylor is an artist who has always been ahead of the curve. By stepping forward to fund our education center, she has once again demonstrated that she has an eye on our industry’s future. It will truly be the heart of our living museum, educating and inspiring young people and families, teaching them Country music history and helping them to make meaningful connections between the music and their own lives.”
This is yet another reason to love Taylor. She gives back to so many people and this is the kind of gift that just keeps on giving for generations to come. Taylor received the Big Help Award at the Kid’s Choice Awards this year for her efforts in rebuilding Nashville, TN and Tuscaloosa, AL after a series of tornadoes, working with Habitat for Humanity, as well as many other charities.
Kudos Taylor, for setting an example that it is always better to give than to receive. Taylor is currently recording her follow up album to her smash hit Speak Now.
–CJ Robinson CBS Orlando–