Taylor Swift Donated an Undisclosed Amount to a Nashville Record Store Impacted by Coronavirus

Many businesses all over the country are struggling to survive as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the world. Restaurants, retail locations, and thousands of small businesses are all feeling the pinch of hard times, as state and national leaders have requested that they close down for a period of weeks. Still, there is one record store in Nashville that is safe – at least for the time being.

The store recently received an incredibly generous donation from pop star Taylor Swift, which will allow them to keep their employees paid and able to receive health care. 

Taylor Swift is one of the world’s biggest stars

Taylor Swift on the red carpet
Taylor Swift | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Anyone who follows popular music knows of Taylor Swift. She began her musical career as a country artist, singing soulful tunes like “Tim McGraw” and “Teardrops on My Guitar” for her legions of young followers. After a few years, Swift began to branch out and sing pop songs – and she has remained a pop music superstar ever since. 

Taylor Swift is in the headlines a lot, as much for her personal life as for her record-breaking songs. She has been connected to major stars such as Harry Styles, Tom Hiddleston, and Joe Jonas. Still, these days, Swift seems to have found happiness in her love life and has been in a committed relationship with British actor Joe Alwyn for several years.

She also isn’t afraid to be vulnerable, and frequently shows unabashed appreciation for her fans. For these reasons, Swift has remained at the top of the industry for years, and likely won’t be going away anytime soon. 

Taylor Swift gives a lot to charity

Taylor Swift’s fans point to her habit of often giving back to charitable causes as proof of her kind heart. There’s no doubt that Swift is one of the world’s biggest celebrity givers, and has donated millions of dollars over the years to various causes that mean a lot to her.

For example, she once supported the beleaguered artist Kesha during her drawn-out legal battle and has frequently given funds to help with disaster relief. 

Swift also keeps things close to home by supporting her fans. She has been known to donate to GoFundMe campaigns online and has sent money to her followers many times over the years. In fact, she has been named “most charitable celebrity” by several different organizations. It isn’t just a fad for Swift – she has consistently donated to charity ever since she first became successful. 

How much did Taylor Swift give to a Nashville record store?

It has been a difficult few weeks for Taylor Swift. Her old feud with Kim Kardashian was reignited, prompting Kardashian to call Swift out for lying. In response to Kardashian’s shade, Swift posted that it was clear she had been telling the truth the whole time, prompting her fans to “swipe up to see what really matters,” and linking those who clicked to a donation page for the Feeding America charity

Swift put her money where her mouth was only a few weeks later when it was revealed that she had donated an undisclosed amount to Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, a Nashville institution.

The exact amount that Swift donated isn’t known, but she gave the store money for each full-time staff member, as well as enough to cover the store’s health care costs for the next three months.

The record store is closed, along with most other stores in Tennessee, and there’s no doubt that her donation will help the struggling store to survive the lockdown. Swift herself hasn’t spoken out about the generous gift, but it is certain that the staff at Grimey’s will never forget what she did in a time of crisis.