Taylor Swift Adds Another Award to Her Collection, Swift Education Center Opens
Before Taylor Swift jets off to Australia for her 2013 Red Tour, she has some celebrating to do in Nashville. Not only will her education center at Country Music Hall of Fame open this weekend, she’s also receiving yet another award, this one from the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).
Swift should feel very proud, as she will have back-to-back celebrations come the weekend. On Saturday (Oct. 12), the Taylor Swift Education Center — made possible by her whopping $4 million donation (which set her apart as the most charitable celebrity in 2012) — will open at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Tennessean reports.
Swift’s generous gift was the largest single donation made by an artist in the museum’s 46-year history, and the product of the star’s philanthropy sounds like quite the place. With facilities that span two floors and include three classrooms and a “learning lab,” as well as a children’s exhibit gallery (opening next year), it sounds like the learning center will be a success with kids — and their parents.
In the gallery, Swift’s Songwriter/Artist of the Year awards from the NSAI will be on display, and fittingly, she’ll be adding another trophy to that collection on Sunday (Oct. 13). Swift will be named Songwriter/Artist of the Year for the sixth time — that’s more times than any other artist (surpassing five-time winners Vince Gill and Alan Jackson). At 23, she is the youngest artist to ever receive this prestigious award.
It’s an impressive award that’s determined by chart performance and songwriting credits — two of Swift’s greatest gifts. She was the sole songwriter or co-writer on 14 Top 30 songs from July 2012 through June 2013.
She’ll receive her award at the annual awards and induction ceremony Sunday night at the Music City Center. Congratulations to the songstress, who is an inspiration with her generosity, commitment to education and remarkable musical talent.