Taylor Swift donation will help record store hit by Covid-19

2 April 2020, 21:14

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift-Record Store. Picture: PA

Grimey’s has been a fixture in Nashville, Tennessee, for 20 years.

Pop star Taylor Swift is helping out a US record store closed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Doyle Davis, the co-owner of Grimey’s in Nashville, Tennessee, said the store got a call last week from Swift’s publicist asking how the singer could help.

It was just after Nashville’s mayor issued a stay-at-home order and Mr Davis was sending all employees home.

Now I know my people are taken care of

The store, which also serves as a small concert venue, has been a Nashville fixture for 20 years, working closely with local record labels and many up-and-coming artists.

Swift’s donation will provide direct relief to the store’s 10 full-time employees and three months of the healthcare costs for the store’s group insurance plan.

“It was completely out of the blue,” Mr Davis said. “It gives me a sense of security, knowing we are solid. Now I know my people are taken care of.”

Mr Davis said he has never seen Swift in the store but her publicist assured him she has purchased records there.

By Press Association

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