Taylor Swift hit a major milestone when she opened the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville on Saturday night. The singer did the honours of cutting the red ribbon on the space, which boasts three classrooms, a learning lab, design studio, and a state-of-the-art children’s exhibit gallery. Taylor posed with museum directors as well as a group of students from a nearby high school. Her $4 million gift to endow the centre is the largest individual artist donation in the Hall of Fame’s history. Taylor has had a close relationship with the Country Music Hall of Fame since signing her record contract there as a teenager. She gave one of her first public performances there, and has volunteered at and donated to the museum several times over the years.
It's been a big week for Taylor, as it was also announced that she's nominated for five American Music Awards, including artist of the year. She'll be going head-to-head with Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rihanna and Bruno Mars for the award, which she's taken home twice in past years. Taylor also graces the cover of US InStyle's November issue, where she opened up about her love life, her haters, and her recent penchant for bad boys. In the interview, Taylor said, "If someone seems bad or shady or like they have a secret, I find them incredibly interesting. That's just a phase I've been in lately. I don't think this should be how I proceed in life."