Country singer Taylor Swift has long used her music to inspire young people, and the city of Tennessee is recognizing that trait by awarding her one the city’s top honors.
The Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services announced that Swift will be presented with the 2012 Honorary Star of Compassion Award.
Rob Adcock, the director of the organization, said that Swift is an inspiration to the community in North Tennessee and she is a role model for both the young and the old. He went on to say that they were honoured to present the unique award to her because she was such an outstanding individual.
Swift moved to Tennessee when she was younger to pursue a career as a singer. She has often used her fame to do all she can for charity. Earlier this year, she donated tens of thousands of books to a library. Just last month, the Country Music Hall of Fame and museum received a cheque for $4 million from the young star.
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