74091901BM003_42nd_Annual_A Taylor Swift has donated her prom dress to DonateMyDress.org, a national network that helps make it possible for girls all across the country to find an affordable dress for their prom. People Magazine is reporting that Taylor donated her cream-colored Jessica McClintock gown to the Hearst Magazine organization.

Taylor said she chose to give away the prom dress because she wore it once and loved it. “To keep it around, hanging there all by itself and lonely in my closet, never to be work again seemed a little pointless. I want another girl somewhere to feel good in it and have a great prom night because of this dress.” Taylor’s dress was sold at the organization’s first celebrity dress auction, and went for $1,200. Miley Cyrus also donated a dress to the celebrity event.

Taylor has been making music history every since she released her debut single, “Tim McGraw.” She is the only female artist in country music who has ever written or co-written every single on a platinum selling debut album. She has been on tours with Rascal Flatts, George Strait and Kenny Chesney, as well as Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. And of course, she’s now headlining her own tours, and her  MySpace page that draws more views than anyone.

Kellie Pickler 045 Taylor’s tour schedule is up on her MySpace page through sometime in October. The closest that list has her coming to me is Greensboro, N.C., on June 12. However, our friends over at Country Music Tattle Tale, are telling us that Taylor will also be coming to Nashville. While it isn’t up on her site yet, here’s what’s happening.

Taylor, along with good buddy Kellie Pickler and new-comers Gloriana, will be at the Somet Center on Sept. 12. Tickets for the show go on sale April 17, at 10 a.m. Like all of Taylor’s concerts, I don’t imagine they will be on sale for very long.

In case you missed Kellie on American Idol Wednesday night, here’s the video of her performance for you. As I’ve told you all a bunch of times before, I got to see Kellie at the Washington County Fair in Abingdon, Va., last year, and she put on a fantastic show. I really didn’t think she did nearly as well on AI on Wednesday. Maybe she gets nervous on national television. But she sure didn’t seem to be nervous on stage at the fair. I’d love to see her in concert again.

Fire1 Before I go, I need to put up one last picture that will show you all why I’m working from home today. The building at the left is of a four-story building directly across the street from my office. The building is now just a shell. (The fire happened on Wednesday night, April 7). Yesterday, we were all evacuated from our office because the building is considered structurally unsafe. If it falls over, it would most likely land on our little one-story office building. We moved out computers, and just about everything else we need to work from our homes or the home of our boss, where they are all setting up temporary quarters. (Photo by Cody Lewis, The Erwin Record).

If you’d like to read about the burning building, or see additional photographs, click here.

But, being home does not mean I don’t have to get to work … I just get to do it without going anywhere. I’ll talk to you all soon. Have a great day, and write when you have a chance.
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Taylor Swift has donated her prom dress to DonateMyDress.org, a national network that helps make it possible for girls all across the country to find an affordable dress for their prom. People Magazine is reporting that Taylor donated her cream-colored Jessica McClintock gown to the Hearst Magazine organization....