Taylor Swift makes $4 million donation to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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Taylor Swift is quickly joining the ranks of A-list celebrities who donate millions to charitable causes.

Yesterday, it was announced that the country-pop sensation pledged $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, to help build a new education centre.

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According to CMT, the new space will be "more than 7,500 square feet [,] encompass parts of two floors and feature three classrooms and a state-of-the-art children's exhibit gallery."

Set to open early in 2014, the centre will be called the Taylor Swift Education Center since the 22-year-old's generous donation is "the largest capital contribution by an individual artist in the museum's 45-year history."

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In honour of the six-time Grammy Award winner's gracious pledge, Museum Director Kyle Young said in a press release, "Taylor Swift represents country music's best traditions [and] is an artist who has always been ahead of the curve." Adding, "By stepping forward to fund our education center, she has once again demonstrated that she has an eye on our industry's future.  We are deeply indebted to Taylor for this wonderful gift, which will help us continue to fulfill our educational mission and serve our worldwide audience."

Watch below as Swift performs her track "Fifteen" at the All for the Hall Benefit Concert in 2010 and reminisces about what it meant to her to be able to play the song for the first time at an event for the Country Music Hall of Fame two years prior.

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