September 28, 2016 | Updated at 05:31 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Taylor Swift Invites Teen Fan to ACM Awards

Singer Taylor Swift has a new man in her life: high school football star Kevin McGuire, who will be accompanying her to the Academy of Country Music Awards thanks to an eager Facebook post.

By Heather Dougherty, EnStars on Feb 27, 2012 03:57 PM EST
Tag :   Taylor Swift
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift (Photo : Youtube)

Singer Taylor Swift has a new man in her life: high school football star Kevin McGuire, who will be accompanying her to the Academy of Country Music Awards thanks to an eager Facebook post.

McGuire's sister Victoria set up the "Taylor Swift Take Kevin McGuire to Prom!" Facebook page as a way to help support her brother while he underwent treatment for a relapse of the leukemia he battled five years ago.

"All throughout Kevin's treatment he kept his character intact, remained playing basketball, and even started varsity football as a freshman," she wrote on Facebook. "Kevin is known throughout the community as the High school's 'real life SUPER MAN!' "

Victoria went on to call her brother "the kindest, most noble 18 year old a person could even fathom meeting," and wrote, "Nothing, and I mean NOTHING brightens Kevin's day more than Taylor Swift. Kevin DESERVES more than anyone a special event in his life."

Swift said she couldn't oblige, but came up with a better idea: 

"Kevin, I'm so sorry but I won't be able to make it to your prom," she wrote via her official Facebook page. "But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up ... Would you be my date?"

After hearing the good news, McGuire spoke with USA Today about his upcoming dream date. "Obviously I said yes," he told the paper, adding that the awards show "is a lot better than the senior prom."

The 47th annual ACM Awards will take place April 1 in Las Vegas. Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year.

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

NCIS

'NCIS' Showrunner Gary Glasberg Dies, Cast Mourns Inspirational 'Team Captain'

'NCIS' and 'NCIS: New Orleans' showrunner Gary Glasberg dies at 50.

Shadowhunters

'Get A Box Of Tissues': Find Out Why 'Epic' Shadowhunters Return Promises Tears

From heart-wrenching scenes to changes from the books, Katherine McNamara dishes on 'Shadowhunters' season 2!

These Newscasters Couldn't Keep It Together While Reporting A Story About A "Goat Man"

These Newscasters Couldn't Kee It Together While Reporting A Story About A "Goat Man"

These Newscasters Couldn't Kee It Together While Reporting A Story About A "Goat Man"

The Voice

Are You Enjoying Miley Cyrus as a Coach on The Voice?

Miley Cyrus was certainly a polarizing addition to 'The Voice' when the news was first announced -- but what do you think of her now?

Real Time Analytics