Taylor Swift entertainer of the year
LOS ANGELES - Agence France-Presse
Taylor Swift won entertainer of the year for at the 47th Country Music awards. AFP PhotoTaylor Swift won entertainer of the year for the second year running April 1 at the 47th Academy of Country Music awards in Las Vegas, adding to her ever-growing collection of show business laurels.
“I’m so happy about this,” exclaimed the 22-year-old chart-topper, clinching the fan-voted laurel while jumping up and down in a figure-hugging white J. Mendel gown at the climax of the three-hour gala ceremony. Swift also gave a shout-out to Kevin McGuire, 18, a lukemia-stricken New Jersey high school student who had asked her via Facebook to be his prom date -- only for her to invite him, also via Facebook, to the awards ceremony instead. McGuire’s sister revealed the same day, via the social networking site, that he had been readmitted to hospital the day before with a 39.4 Celsius fever. He is also undergoing intense chemotherapy. Miranda Lambert collected album of the year for “Four the Record,” pledging “I will never take this trophy for granted,” then returned to the stage.