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Taylor Swift Opens Education Center in Nashville!

Taylor Swift Opens Education Center in Nashville!

Taylor Swift gets ready to cut the ribbon with her giant red scissors while opening the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday (October 12) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 23-year-old singer donated $4 million to endow the center, which is the largest individual artist gift in the Hall of Fame’s history.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Taylor Swift

In case you missed it, check out Taylor‘s gorgeous cover of InStyle magazine’s November 2013 issue, which hits newsstands on Friday!

FYI: Taylor is wearing an Elie Saab dress, Miu Miu shoes, and Red C jewelry.

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  • Johnson

    She’s just… sooooo… ANNOYING.

  • Avril

    She’s just… sooooo…COOL!!!!

  • Damnit

    Donating for the sake of publicist. Tsk

  • Damnit


  • M

    @Johnson: That didn’t stop you from clicking on this and commenting.

  • Red Head

    Beautiful human being.

  • Kat

    @Damnit: I doubt anyone who can afford to donate a lump sum of $4million needs publicity for it. She is at the top of her game. She can go to a grocery store or hang out at a coffee shop and gain her “publicity”.

  • rdh

    Taylor seems to be a genuine, caring person and I find it amazing that a person her age has the compassion to provide an education center for young people. Way to go Taylor!

  • Polly


  • teri

    @Damnit I’m alot older than this girl but I think it’s great she did this when others negative like you wouldn’t.

  • kat

    @Kat: Can you stop taking my name??!!!!???

  • teri

    @Polly: If that’s the case then why don’t you hold all celebs to the same damn standards? She did it because she thought it would help our future children.

  • teri

    I don’t see her out doing drugs hanging with the thug croud or humping balls naked, good grief what’s all you negative nellies problem? She young, she could keep all HER MONEY AND GO MEXICO like Maniston, and say Puck you all losers.

  • Macy

    Good for her!

  • 55vineyard

    Good for her!
    I have to admit if I was ever so lucky as to win that amount of money (because that is the only way I would get that amount), I would keep a couple of million for myself to live on for the rest of my life, and give %10 to my sister and maybe a couple of thou to my nice neighbor who gets my mail for me (stairs are hard for me).

  • tiffany

    Good for you Taylor !!! Way to spend your money instead of going out partying !!!There will always be naysayers but keep up the good work !!

  • tiffany

    @Johnson: How is donating more money than you will ever make in your entire lifetime to a children’s education center annoying? LOL

  • suasn

    Love you Tay !!

  • b

    I don’t see it written anywhere that says she donated her own money, it just says she donated money. She could have been taking donations for a few months and now she’s donating everything all at once.

    And she reminds of a 20-something who didn’t really have a childhood and now that they are older with money, they are acting out their 15 year old fantasies. She’s always an immature child to me.

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    They can hear, and see what you’re visually thinking.
    THIS IS NOT A JOKE OR A MEME! This is the absolute complete truth!!!!!
    Asians hide their mind reading abilities by completely expressionless faces so they don’t accidentally show facial expressions when people think things they don’t like, find funny, astonishing, etc, and Asians segregate so their not nearly as susceptible to that happening.
    Asians also segregate, and are untalkative to avoid accidentally saying things that are similar to what people are thinking and going to say.
    Try thinking, and visually picturing things that are as wild as you can when you are around Asians, and look for Asians who give people dirty/particular looks for what appears to be for completely no reason, it works if you try enough!!!

  • Effy

    The fact that it’s named the “Taylor Swift Center” is totally egotistical of her.

  • liz

    she looks like she’s gonna fall over! her legs are so skinny and those shoes are gigantic

  • stan

    Not only is she an amazing artist this girl also has a heart of gold. So impressed.

  • Sam

    @Effy: She’s very egotistical all the time. It’s no surprise.

    I don’t think it’s a donation considering it’s her own education center. It’s an investment anyway. She’ll make it all back plus some from this. It’s called business – not charity. Stragedy children.

  • http://gail_enigma gail

    No matter what haters says, she still has something we can proud of..
    At 23, in the span of 7yrs she achieved numerous achievement already. its a talent, you cant buy that and pay people all over the world to love her and her music. Plus, with most artists of today being so bad influence, she stays as genuine as she is. No parents would never want a daughter like that, a true inspiration and still knows how to keep her feet on the ground.


    Wow. Just watched Mel Gibson’s $4,000,000 bounty hunter movie last night.

  • Kathy

    @Effy: She’s not even the one who named it. The museum did.

  • Kathy

    @b: WTF? First of all, yes, it is her own money. She hasn’t been “taking donations”. Regardless of where it came from, $4 million is a lot of money and a generous contribution. Second, I don’t even see how you can connect her donation to living out so-called childish fantasies. It’s very mature of her to give back to the same industry that fostered her when she was first starting out as an artist.

  • Zachary

    @Kathy: That’s bull. She has to have something to do with it otherwise it’s illegal.
    @Kathy: She’s not a mature person whatsoever. I applaud her for giving money, but she’s not the only celebrity. She’s just one of those celebrities who has to publicize it in order to keep up with her name. She’s Taylor Swift, and she has to make sure everyone knows she’s such a “charitable person”.

  • Avril

    @Zachary @Effy @Sam She didn’t name it. It’s NOT “her” education center, they just asked her to donate money to open an education center and as she is a caring and wonderful person she said YES that’s why THEY named it “Taylor Swift Education Center”.

    Stop being jealouse… I know it’s frustating to know that you’re never gonna achieve a 0000,1% of what she has achieved but that’s NOT her fault ;)

  • Trudie

    One smart cookie.

  • AJ

    @Effy: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum talked about how important it was for Taylor to give her name, as it made the museum attractive and relevant to the young. There are a lot of kids who will be more willing to go precisely because it is the ‘Taylor Swift Education Center’.

  • Greg

    It was surreal just to be within arms reach of her when she walked along the red carpet of a film premiere at TIFF in September. Multi-millionaire and unbelievably generous with her time and money. I am a huge fan of Taylor Swift’s and I always have been… i mean how could you not be?? (P.S. that was a rhetorical question. You don’t have to answer me… Just respect her as a human being and an artist and move on.)


    Those scissors look like the big ones in The Big LeBowski.

  • Roxie

    she is beautiful, smart and kind! way to go Taylor you are a great role model and your success is so deserving. Love this young woman and all of her music!

  • Doly

    Taylor is the best artist of the moment. No doubt. She´ll get FAR, FAR, FAR, if she´s loyal to herlself.

  • Elliott Cunningham

    Taylor Swift officially opened the education center that bears her name at the newly expanded Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 12, 2013.