MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Mark Dayton proclaims Friday, August 31st as “Taylor Swift Day” in Minnesota. The proclamation is in honor of the pop icon’s back-to-back performances in Minneapolis this weekend — a first for U.S. Bank Stadium.
Swift is currently on her “Reputation” tour. To date, the singer has released six studio albums and has sold more than 40 million copies.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Huge Hail Chunks Batter Southeastern Communities; Brush Fire Risk Intensifies Friday
“Through her personal and honest music, Taylor Swift has energized and inspired not only Minnesotans, but people all over the world, and is a positive influence on her fans through her example of truthfulness, grace, extensive philanthropy, and strength of character,” says Gov. Mark Dayton.READ MORE: Mpls. City Council President Lisa Bender On Costly Police Misconduct Settlements: 'This Is A Whole System Problem'
Among her many achievements, Swift was recognized as one of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All-Time and is the youngest artist to win Album of the Year at 20 years old.
Swift last performed in Minnesota during her “1989” world tour in 2015.MORE NEWS: What Are The Hidden Dangers Of Swimming In Open Water?
To read Gov. Mark Dayton’s full proclamation, click here.