Taylor Swift is certainly the gift that keeps on giving! The star just donated $4 million to Nashville's very own Country Music Hall of Fame in support of music education! The donation, which is the second largest in Nashville Museum's history, will be used to create the Taylor Swift Education Center, with hopes of opening in 2014 as an exhibit and classroom space for both children and senior citizens.
Taylor's already known for her charitable contributions to organizations like Make-A-Wish Foundation, UNICEF, St. Jude Medical Center, Habitat For Humanity and The Red Cross, and at the Kids' Choice Awards, First Lady Michelle Obama presented the six-time Grammy award winner with The Big Help Award, honoring Taylor for all her philanthropic efforts.
Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame has always had a special place in Taylor's heart -- she signed her record contract and gave her first public performance there!
The museum's director says that Taylor's contribution "will allow us to do what we do better, serve more people, develop new programs, and I'm happy to say that as we talked through this opportunity with Taylor, she very much wants to be involved in an advisory capacity in what we do. Is there a better person out there who's in touch with a young audience? I think not."
Rumor has it the Country Music Hall of Fame has plans to create a musical petting zoo and an art classroom where children can make their very own concert posters. Way to go, Taylor!
What do you think of Taylor Swift's efforts to give back?