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Taylor Swift gives $4M to Country Music Fall of Fame

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 01: Musician Taylor Swift arrives at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Taylor Swift arrives at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 1, 2012, in Las Vegas.
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(CBS/AP) Taylor Swift has taught a generation of kids to appreciate country music over the last five years. Now ,she's donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to make sure that education continues.

The gift is the largest given to the museum by an artist, officials said. It will fund the Taylor Swift Education Center, an exhibit and classroom space scheduled to open in 2014.

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The new education center is part of the museum's $75 million expansion project that will include a new concert theater and more room for exhibits and archives.

One of her first public performances was on the museum's plaza. She also signed her record contract there.

Meanwhile, the 22-year-old singer-songwriter is up for three honors at the upcoming CMT Music Awards, including video of the year for "Safe and Sound," featuring The Civil Wars. The song appears on "The Hunger Games" soundtrack.

Swift released her most recent studio album, "Speak Now," in 2010, and by the sound of it, she's working on some new material.