Nashville Independent Music Store Honors Record Store Day Ambassador Taylor Swift – 97.9 WRMF

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Record Store Day is all about supporting independent record stores, and Taylor SwiftThis year’s global ambassador for Record Store Day, has done more than most to achieve this goal – which is why one of the country’s most famous independent record stores is giving her a special shout-out.

Grimey’s New and Favorite Music in Nashville, Tennessee enlisted artist Kim Radford for paint a fresco by Taylor’s Record Store Day Ambassador promotional photo on the outside wall of the store. Why Grimey’s? Because during the early days of the pandemic, Taylor covered the store’s employee paychecks and health benefits so it didn’t have to close.

“Loved meeting his fans while painting this piece at @grimeys and shar[ing] about his unparalleled generosity,” Radford wrote on Instagram.

As Radford notes, in the photo – and the fresco – Taylor is surrounded by 15 stars, marking the 15th anniversary of Record Store Day, but 13 of them are purple, a nod to Taylor’s lucky number, 13, and her favorite color.

The official Record Store Day account replied in the comments: “TThank you for helping us celebrate our ambassador and our 15th year! It’s GLORIOUS!!

This year’s Record Store Day, which sees independent record stores across the country offering exclusive vinyl releases from hundreds of artists, takes place on April 23.

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Alice P. Darby