Taylor Swift Asks NJ Teen To Country Music Awards

Taylor Swift chats with Access Hollywood during 'The Lorax' junket in Los Angeles on February 7, 2012 Taylor Swift chats with Access Hollywood during 'The Lorax' junket in Los Angeles on February 7, 2012

Taylor Swift has a date for the Academy of Country Music awards.

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.

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.

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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