See Which New Taylor Swift Items Are Now On Display In Downtown Nashville

By Kelly Fisher

April 19, 2024

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On the same day Taylor Swift debuted her highly-anticipated The Tortured Poet’s Department a surprise double album offering a whopping 31 tracks — the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced updates to its Taylor Swift Education Center display.

The display now includes several new artifacts from the globally-beloved singer-songwriter’s early career, per a press release issued Friday morning (April 19). Museum visitors can view the Taylor Swift Education Center display with general museum admission, and van see the new items through spring of 2025. The museum reflected that Swift launched her career by beginning to write and record music in Nashville as a teenager. Her self-titled debut album arrived in 2006, when she was 16 years old, and she’s since become a powerhouse in pop music with elements of other genres and instruments incorporated into her music. Here are a few items now displayed, the Country Music Hall of fame and Museum states:

  • "The custom-built Taylor PSGA Koa guitar with Swift’s name inlaid in mother-of-pearl on the fingerboard she played during her acoustic set on “The Red Tour” (2013–2014).
  • "The Deering Boston B6 six-string acoustic-electric banjo Swift played when she performed her song “Mean” at the Grammy Awards in 2012. The song won Grammys for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song. She drew “13” on the banjo head and inscribed it with handwritten lyrics to “Mean” along with drawings of clouds and stars.
  • "The BCBG Max Azria silk handkerchief dress, accented with sequins, and BCBGirls metallic bronze-colored boots with decorative stitching Swift wore in 2006 at both the ACM Awards and when she performed at the CMA Music Festival.
  • "A special artwork commemorating the 2023 U.S. leg of Swift’s 2023 'Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour' incorporating friendship bracelets that Swift received from fans."   

Swift is one of many artists to also appear in the museum’s American Currents: State of the Music exhibit. The annual exhibit delves into some of the most notable musical developments and events to impact the music industry and the country music genre over the course of the year. The fresh display of memorabilia from artists, musicians, songwriters and others will remain open through February 2025.

iHeartRadio is going by iHeartTaylor to mark Taylor Swift Week in honor of The Tortured Poet’s Department’s debut. Several stations nationwide played the highly-anticipated project with exclusive audio from Swift revealing stories behind some of the songs. Tortured Poets Radio will exclusively play new tracks for he next 13 days. iHeartRadio (iHeartTaylor) is also rolling out the 13 Days of Taylor Swift, including a chance for a Swiftie to win floor seats to a Swift concert this October in Miami, Florida.

See some of the artifacts available in the Taylor Swift Education Center here:

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