Taylor Swift Provides Financial Assistance To Nashville Record Store

Taylor Swift is helping the employees of Nashville record store Grimey’s New & Preloved Music by paying them an undisclosed amount plus three months’ worth of costs for the store’s group insurance plan while the store is shut down. The move was revealed by Grimey’s co-owner Doyle Davis.

Responding to Nashville Mayor John Cooper‘s stay-at-home order in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Grimey’s was shut down on March 23.

“We were very surprised, and I would have to say amazed, that Taylor Swift reached out to us through her publicist to offer some relief during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Davis told Rolling Stone. “I didn’t even know we were on her radar, but she really stepped up to help after the recent tornadoes that struck Nashville and middle Tennessee, and now she’s trying to help a beloved small business in her city.”

“Taylor generously offered some direct relief to my staff and to cover three months of our health care costs for our group-insurance plan,” he added. “This assistance from Ms. Swift helps give us a real shot at coming back on the other side of this.”

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