Taylor Swift donates to save Nashville record store

By Camden Mondeaux on April 3, 2020
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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 26: Taylor Swift attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)

Taylor Swift is helping out a record store in Nashville being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

By: Cami Mondeaux

The record store wasn’t doing well with decreasing sales as more and more people staying home. So, Taylor Swift decided to help.

The co-owner of the store, Doyle Davis, said the store got a call from Swift’s publicist asking how the pop star could help. The call came right after the mayor issued a stay-at-home order for the city, and the store sent all the employees home.

Stay-at-home orders like these have been popping up all around the country, causing many Americans to be out of work. The U.S. reports it’s the end of the job-growth record, as the country saw employers cut 701,000 jobs since the beginning of the outbreak.

Several music stars have been looking for ways to provide relief.

With Taylor Swift’s donation, she will provide direct relief to the store’s 10 full-time employees. This includes three months of the health care costs included in the store’s group insurance plan.

The store co-owner said the donation gave him a sense of security that his people would be taken care of amid the crisis.

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