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Taylor Swift asks NJ teen to country music awards

The Associated Press, Saturday, February 25, 2012, 8:37am (PST)
  • SOMERDALE, N.J. (AP) -- Taylor Swift has a date for the Academy of Country Music awards.

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    The country star asked a fan, Kevin McGuire of Somerdale, N.J., to the awards show. McGuire is 18 and has leukemia. His sister had started a campaign on Facebook to get Swift to go with him to his prom.

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    Swift writes in a Facebook post of her own that she can't make it to the prom, but that she'd like for McGuire to accompany her to the awards ceremony April 1 in Las Vegas. She is nominated for three awards.

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    A spokesman for Swift confirms that she wrote the post. A post on the Facebook page for McGuire thanks her for the invitation. His sister did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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