Taylor Swift Donates $4 Million To Country Music Hall Of Fame
May 17, 2012 at 6:54 AM (PT)
BIG MACHINE RECORDS artist TAYLOR SWIFT has been turning the media wheels yet again. SWIFT has just donated $4 million to the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM in NASHVILLE. This will help fund the TAYLOR SWIFT EDUCATION CENTER, an exhibit and classroom space scheduled to open in 2014.
“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. We are deeply indebted to TAYLOR for this wonderful gift, which will help us continue to fulfill our educational mission and serve our worldwide audience. It is not an overstatement to say that the TAYLOR SWIFT EDUCATION CENTER will have a profound impact on our museum, our new campus, our city and even our Country. 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," said Museum Dir. KYLE YOUNG.
SWIFT'S education center will have its own entrance, and will be 7,500 square feet spread over two stories. Along with classrooms and exhibit space, there will also be a musical petting zoo and a “wet” classroom to make concert posters and other projects.
In other news, FORBES MAGAZINE recently put her on “The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities” list, coming at #11 for $57 million in earnings. The ranking is based on money, TV/radio, press, web and social presence.
For more on TAYLOR, visit www.taylorswift.com.