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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Comment Mark Humphrey/AP Taylor Swift speaks at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday. The singer opened the $4 million center in Nashville. It might as well be Taylor Swift weekend in Music City. The pop star opened her $4 million Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday morning, and will accept her record sixth songwriter-artist of the year award from Nashville Songwriters Association International on Sunday. RELATED: TAYLOR SWIFT SETS SONGWRITING RECORD Mark Humphrey/AP Swift posed with fans at the center. The facility will have classrooms, instrument rooms, and education opportunities for kids. Swift cut the ribbon on the new education center she donated to the museum as part of its expansion campaign and showed reporters and area high school students the new classroom and exhibit space before the museum opened. “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 in an interview 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.” RELATED: TAYLOR SWIFT MAKES 7-YEAR-OLD GRACE MARKELS DREAM COME TRUE AFTER YOUNG FAN WAS HIT BY SPEEDING MOTORIST Mark Humphrey/AP Swift cut the ribbon on the new education center she donated to the museum as part of its expansion campaign. The center will have classroom space, a hands-on instrument room and ongoing education opportunities. Museum officials say the new center will increase educational opportunities sevenfold going forward. And who knows? Maybe users will find the 23-year-old Swift hanging around some day. RELATED: READY FOR HER CLOSEUP! TAYLOR SWIFT CAST IN ‘THE GIVER’ “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.”
New Music From Willie Nelson & Others
The Taylor — education center is officially open now at the country music hall of fame — museum. Slips four million dollar gift to unless center in the largest contribution from an individual artists in the museum’s history. Here’s a — from the ribbon cutting ceremony October 12. Our classrooms and a learning lab — an interactive exhibit gallery is set to open in March while they’re — also presented them a special guitar to display. This is. The first guitar that I accessed over and ended up buying and I — some of my earliest songs on it when I was thirteen and fourteen. As we gear up for those CMA awards we bring news of a special tribute. It’s been announced that the two top nominees in CMA awards history Alan Jackson and George Strait. Are set to perform a tribute to the late George Jones during the show. In addition reigning CMA outcome of the year winner Eric church has been added — list of those set to perform. As well as new — nominees Casey — grades and Florida Georgia line. Plus Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood who will host the Country Music Association awards November 6 in Nashville. Now — new music Tuesday there are lots of new — music album releases this week. Starting — Willie — — all the girls the collaboration album features duets with incredible he announced talents — Dolly Parton Emmylou Harris and Loretta Lynn and — underwent and Norah Jones are also on the Al run.