Thanks to Taylor Swift, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will soon have its own music education center. The country singer has just made a $4 million donation to the museum in Nashville to fund the Taylor Swift Education Center.
The Washington Post reports that Swift’s donation is the second largest individual gift in the Nashville museum’s history.
Museum director Kyle Young said:
“In terms of what it will allow us to do, we’ll do education very well now… It 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.”
MTV reports that Swift has been involved with the museum since early in her career. She gave one of her first public performances on the building’s plaza and signed her record contract at the museum.
“For Taylor to want to engage herself in the life of this place in such an appropriate way… Every way you slice it and dice it, it’s great.”
Swift’s donation will help fund the museum’s $75 million expansion project. The museum is looking to double its size in the next few years. The Taylor Swift Education Center will be 7,500 square feet spread out over two stories. It will have its own entrance and three classrooms. The education center will also have a musical “petting zoo” and an art center.