Country singer-songwriter Taylor Swift made a $100,000 donation to the Nashville Symphony on Friday.
The donation comes at the end of a difficult year for the symphony who faced financial problems during the spring which caused staff terminations and a 15% pay cut for orchestra members.
"Now is the time for all the citizens of Nashville to step forward and support our world class orchestra in its time of need," Dave Pomeroy, president of AFM Local 257, said.
He continued, "Taylor Swift has set a great example and I hope that others will follow her lead and help ensure that the Nashville Symphony musicians' salaries can be restored as soon as possible. This is an incredible start."
Swift celebrated her 24th birthday on Friday.
For more information on the Nashville Symphony, visit their Web site.