Taylor Swift Country Music Hall of Fame Donation Is Special Thank-You to Fans
Taylor Swift generously donated $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum last year, to fund a new area of the museum, which will be appropriately called the Taylor Swift Education Center. The songstress recently revealed why it was important for her to make such a sizable contribution.
“I learned all about country music through what I saw on TV and the research that I did,” Taylor explains. “I didn’t really know that there was a museum you could go to, to see all these different outfits from all these legends. I didn’t know that you could go to a place and see it all in person. So, it’s gonna be amazing, I think, for kids to get to have a place where they can go and learn what they possibly can.”
The singer-songwriter says the education center also provided a way for her to pay back fans for their support. “They put me in a position to do that, [to] raise awareness for things that need attention and write a song for this, or show up for that, or donate money for this.”
The Taylor Swift Education Center, which is part of the museum’s $75 million expansion plan, is scheduled to open in early 2014, and will include two stories, three classrooms and a state-of-the-art children’s exhibit gallery.