Love Country Stars…Music, Not So Much

Let it be said that our feelings about country music are not the same as our feelings about country music stars. Right now, I’m impressed with Taylor Swift, who donated $100,000 to the local Red Cross chapter in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Swift was reportedly thinking about canceling Friday’s concert in Cedar Rapids over concerns that few people would be able to attend. The mayor, however, asked her to carry on.

Swift says, “The people in this town have been through so much loss this year, and my heart goes out to them. They’ve stood by me, they gave me a sold-out show. You’ve got to pay it forward in life – that’s all I did in Cedar Rapids.”

In case you’ve forgotten, Swift is a member of the Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet and previously donated her merchandise sales from the CMA Music Festival to the Nashville Red Cross.