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Taylor Swift donates $4 million to Country Music Hall of Fame

Country-pop sensation Taylor Swift has donated a phenomenal amount of money to the Country Music Hall of Fame in America.

The 'You Belong With Me' songstress gave $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and a spokesperson from there told press that it is the biggest single donation ever given by a recording artist and the second largest from an individual. reports that the money will fund the Taylor Swift Education Center, which is an exhibit and classroom space scheduled to open in 2014.

The museum's director Kyle Young explained the impact these funds will have and said: ""It will allow us to do what we do better, serve more people, develop new programs and I'm happy to say that as we talked through this opportunity with Taylor, she very much wants to be involved in an advisory capacity in what we do."

"Is there a better person out there who's in touch with a young audience? I think not. I was joking we should be paying her to do that. I was only joking.

Earlier this week, Swift revealed that she is working on material with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and tweeted (May 16): "Eating cheeseburgers, scribbling on guitars, writing songs with @edsheeran :)"

Check out the lyric video for Swift's 'Eyes Open' below: