Taylor Swift Tour Exhibit Previewed at Country Music Hall of Fame

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville conducted a media preview Monday (June 4) of Taylor Swift Speak Now — Treasures From the World Tour, a new exhibit which will be open for viewing from Thursday through Nov. 4, 2012. Arrayed in glass-fronted showcases along the museum’s second and third floors, the exhibit displays the stage costumes Swift wore on the 2011 tour that took her to 82 cities in 19 countries on four continents. Also shown are some of the nine instruments Swift played while on the tour, as well as the laptop computer on which she plotted elements of the Speak Now show. Kyle Young, the museum’s director, told the preview crowd Swift has had a longtime association with the facility beginning with signing her contract with Big Machine Records there in the Hall of Fame rotunda. He noted her recently-announced pledge of $4 million to the museum is “the largest donation from an individual artist in our 45-year history.” The gift will fund the construction of the Taylor Swift Education Center. It is scheduled to open in 2014. View photos from the exhibit.