With a $4 million donation, you’d think nobody loves country music more than Taylor Swift. The Country Music Hall Of Fame got a big donation from singer Taylor Swift to fund music education.
Like many celebrities today, the 23-year-old singer and occasionally actress, loves to do charity work. This time it was the Country Music Hall Of Fame that received $4 million worth of Taylor Swift’s attention. It’s not like the Country Music Hall Of Fame was lacking big donors, but Taylor Swift’s donation was the second largest given to the Museum in Nashville.
The staggering amount will go both to the Country Music Hall Of Fame and the Museum in Nashville, which will both work on a music education center that will be named after its founder. The Taylor Swift Education Center is set to open in 2014 and will feature both an exhibit and some classroom space for children and senior citizens to be taught music education.
Museum director Kyle Young was sat down by Associated Press for an interview: “It will allow us to do what we do better, serve more people, develop new programs”. Young explains that Taylor liked the idea and “she very much wants to be involved in an advisory capacity in what we do”.
The Taylor Swift Education Center and donation is just a part of the museum’s expansion project. “Working on a Building” is a project worth $75 million aimed to expand the usable space at 350,000 feet. Besides the music education center, the project features a concert theater and more exhibits.
Meanwhile, the singer and songwriter is rumored to play Joni Mitchell in the upcoming film adaptation of the book “Girls Like Us” authored by Sheila Weller. Variety writes that “Swift does not have an official offer, but has been linked to the Mitchell role for several months as other actresses have auditioned to play Simon and King”.
As an actress, Taylor Swift is just beginning in the industry. Her acting debut was in “Valentine’s Day” and appeared as herself in “Hannah Montana: The Movie”. Her voice is featured on the soundtrack of “The Hunger Games”.