Taste of Country
Taylor Swift Honored at Do Something Awards
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After tornadoes swept through the south last spring, Taylor Swift turned her tour’s dress rehearsal into a charitable event. Fans flooded the venue, and at the end of the May 21 concert, $750,000 had been raised for relief efforts. Last night her goodwill was honored. Swift won the Do Something Concert award at the Do Something Awards in Los Angeles. The award — a metallic winged sneaker — no doubt comes as a distant second to the good the 21-year-old brought to thousands of people across Tennessee and Alabama. It’s the second peculiar trophy she’s picked up in seven days, however. VH1 broadcast the show last night, but the event was actually taped last Sunday. Swift was in St. Louis for a date on the Speak Now tour and didn’t attend. ‘Glee‘ star Jane Lynch hosted the awards for a second time. The Do Something Awards are presented to people who show commitment to social change, and all voting was done online. Trya Banks, Will Ferrell, Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato were also honored. Lady Gaga was amongst the winners with multiple award wins. Swift plays her second of two shows in Edmonton, Alberta on Friday night, August 19.