Heart of gold

Dec 30, 2013, 06:09 IST | The Centrestage Team

Taylor Swift has been named as the most charitable star of 2013 for donating $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony on her 24th birthday.

CS gives you some trivia about the star.

>> She grew up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania and her job was to rake Praying Mantis pods off the trees.

>>She had a cameo in ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’.

>>She credits LeAnn Rimes as her main influence into a country music career. Swift stated on The Oprah Winfrey Show that she wanted to be a country singer after attending Rimes' concert.

>>Her music influences include Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Patsy Cline, and her grandmother, who was a professional opera singer.

>>Taylor’s best friend Abigail Anderson, whom she’s known since ninth grade, is mentioned in her song Fifteen from her Fearless album.

>>At the age of 20, she became the youngest artiste in music history to win the coveted Grammy Award for Album Of The Year. 

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