Taylor Swift now has her own wing at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
On Saturday the Nashville landmark opened the Taylor Swift Education Center, which was constructed with a $4 million gift from Taylor. The center will have three classrooms, a learning lab, and a children’s exhibit gallery.
Taylor cut the ribbon on the education center, saying she was excited to see the exhibit open ahead of schedule.
“I’m really excited about this music education center and the fact that right now they have three different classes going on today,” Swift said after the ceremony. “It’s really exciting that we can be here on a day when they’re not only unveiling it, but they’re starting to actively use it today.”
Taylor Swift said she’s not expecting to just throw some money to the Country Music Hall of Fame and then forget about it. She plans to be an active participant in the new center.
“We’ve been talking about different programs I can be involved in,” Swift said. “I hate to call it a lecture because that sounds like I’m yelling at people, but we could do a Q&A talking to students here and a songwriters discussion would be really fun to have at some point.”
Taylor Swift has some business in Nashville outside of opening the Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit. On Sunday she’s slated to receive the songwriter/artist of the year from the Nashville Songwriters Association International, the sixth time she’s received the honor. The award is based on chart performance and songwriting credits, an area where Taylor has excelled. Between July 2012 and June 2013 she was the songwriter or co-writer on 14 Top 30 songs.