Taylor Swift Marks 24th Birthday with $100,000 Gift to Nashville Symphony

The Nashville Tennessean reports that Taylor marked her birthday December 13 by making a $100,000 donation to the Nashville Symphony.  The organization tweeted that it was "profoundly grateful" for the donation, adding, "Thank you, Taylor, for supporting musicians & music in ! Happy Birthday!" According to the paper, the symphony was in financial crisis this year, and nearly lost one of its performance centers to foreclosure.

This isn't the first substantial donation that Taylor's made to the city of Nashville. Two months ago, the Taylor Swift Education Center in Nashville opened; it was created thanks to a four-million-dollar donation the singer made to the Country Music Hall of Fame last year.

Meanwhile, Taylor was in Melbourne, Australia on Friday for her birthday celebration, and tweeted a series of photos of her party, which she called "the best birthday I've ever had."  It took place in a gardenin Melbourne, and involved sparklers, beautiful floral centerpiecesred balloons, and special guestLorde.  Taylor has apparently adopted the 17-year-old "Royals" singer as her new BFF — the two were spotted having dinner together earlier this week, and a month ago, they had lunch together in New York City.

Taylor then wrapped up her RED tour for 2013 on Saturday.  She's back onstage in February, doing a string of shows at London's O2 arena.

PERSONALITIES

Dave Daniels

Dave Daniels

The 2018 Academy of Country Music Small Market Personality! It’s a great honor to be recognized for the work we do on air and around our community. We have only been here a short time in Ventura County, taking up residence in Camarillo. My wife and I are starting to find our favorite places to…

Frank Bell

Frank Bell

Unlike much of the KHAY staff I did not move to Southern California to pursue a career in acting, as I clearly have a face for Radio, ha, plus in radio I can come to work in my jeans and boots. I love country music and prior to KHAY have been blessed to be on…

Chad Taylor

Chad Taylor

Get the most out of your ride home from work with Chad Taylor!

Nights With Elaina

Nights With Elaina

California native, Elaina D. Smith has become one of the strongest female presences on Country Radio. While working at Entertainment Tonight and The Insider in L.A., Elaina found her true passion when she got an opportunity to work with the wildly popular Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw morning show. Elaina caught the radio “bug” and never…

Playlist