Seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift has been named Tennessean of the Year for 2013 by Nashville’s The Tennessean
In a December 29th front page story
, the paper writes that “Swift has become a worldwide ambassador for Tennessee’s capital city, an example to millions of young (and not-so-young) people…and a financial booster to some of the city’s most important institutions.”
“She’s one of the most dynamic and popular musical performers in the world, and she’s perceived as having universal appeal across categories. She transcends genres, and that’s a great thing for the city,” said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.
The honor is awarded annually to “the person who has made the most exceptional contribution to the lives of Tennesseans this year,” and is determined by the paper’s editorial board, based on reader nominations. Past winners include a cross-section of scientists, physicians, political leaders, and entertainers. Read the full article here
In addition, Taylor has again been lauded as the world’s most charitable celebrity, coming in at #1 on DoSomething.org’s annual “Celebs Gone Good
” list for the second year in a row. The list ranks celebrities “making positive impact and showing generosity.”
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Taylor Swift Announces 3rd Melbourne Date of the 1989 World Tour
Taylor Swift's fifth album, 1989 , officially crosses the 5 million mark in the U.S. this week, making it the fastest selling album in over 10 years.
The album reaches this milestone after only 36 weeks on shelves.
Read more about this achievement on Billboard.com.
TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCES 3 rd SHANGHAI DATE OF THE 1989 WORLD TOUR