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Taylor Swift Pays Salary & Healthcare Costs For Record Store Employees Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

10:51 2 Apr 2020

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Taylor Swift to pay record store staff's salaries

Taylor Swift has taken it upon herself to pay the salaries and healthcare costs for the staff at a Nashville record store.

It's after the small business was forced to close its doors amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The city holds a special place in the singer's heart ever since moved there at a very young age to pursue a career in music.


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The Lover artist will cover funds for the employees at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music for the next three months.

Co-owner Doyle Davis told Rolling Stone, 'I didn’t even know we were on her radar...'

'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.'


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Davis continued, 'Taylor generously offered some direct relief to my staff and to cover three months of our health care costs for our group-insurance plan.'

'It’s a huge deal to us, and now I have some peace of mind as we apply for [Small Business Administration] loans to pay rent, vendors, and other expenses.'

'This assistance from Ms. Swift helps give us a real shot at coming back on the other side of this.'


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The store's buyer, Will Orman added, 'It’s incredibly heartening and totally surreal that Taylor Swift has offered to help us out in such a significant way.'

'With so much uncertainty about what lies ahead, we’re deeply grateful to be able to look forward to returning to the store and continuing to share music and connect with our community, thanks to Taylor’s generous support.'

Taylor's generosity spreads further

This isn't the first generous donation Taylor has made amid the current pandemic.

She sent a struggling fan $3,000 to help cover the costs of living in New York City during this stressful time.


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Taylor's follower, Holly Turner shared the news of Taylor's generous donation on Twitter.

The singer left a note that read, 'Holly, you’ve always been there for me.'

'I want to be there for you right now. I hope this helps. Love, Taylor.'

She did the same for another fan who had just lost her 'dream job' because of the virus.

The Cats star DM'd her, 'I'm so sorry things are tough right now and I'd like to gift you $3000 to ease that strain.'

'Can you please send the email address for your PayPal account?'

Meanwhile, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have been doing their part to ease the financial burden on their tenants.

They've reportedly waived April rent for those living in the apartment buildings they own.

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