Taylor Swift Wins Academy of Country Awards Entertainer of the Year … Her Date 18 Year Old Kevin Maguire Unable to Attend Battling Leukemia
KUDOS to Taylor Swift, not only a great country music talent, but a individual with a heart of gold.
Last night in Las Vegas Taylor Swift won for the second year in a row the Academy of Country Awards Entertainer of the Year award. It was not all that a surprise that the 22 year old country singing sensation won the award, what was a surprise was Taylor’s shout out to her date that was unable to make the event. Actually, Taylor Swift is a class act, it really should come as no surprise as to how personable, compassionate and truly nice that she really is.
”Please keep him in your thoughts. I’ll make it up to you, Kevin!”
However, more touching than Taylor Swift winning Entertainer of the Year, this time without the unexpected and shocked look on her face, was Taylor’s comments regarding her ACM date. How often has Miss Swift ever been stood up? One can probably say not many for quite some time. Taylor Swift had asked 18 year old New Jersey boy Kevin McGuire, who is battling cancer, to attend the ACM show after she was unable to attend his prom due to a scheduling conflict. However, Kevin as posted on his Facebook was unable to attend due to a complication of Leukemia treatments. Taylor Swift made sure to make her date part of the show even though he was in the hospital and could not attend.
Kevin McGuire, 18, is a New Jersey teen who scored a date with Taylor Swift to the Academy of Country Music Awards. But McGuire — who is battling cancer — was hospitalized this weekend and couldn’t attend.
But he got a “shout-out” from Swift at Sunday’s show.
“We work hard and we try to give back,” Swift said after receiving the Entertainer of the Year award. “Recently, I have been aware of a different struggle that is going on. My date tonight was supposed to be a high school football player named Kevin McGuire and he is not here. But I promised him I’d give him a shout-out. So Kevin and all your family and friends, thank you for wanting to take me to the ACMs.”
You are a class act Taylor, and the real reason why so many adore you.