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2012 VH1 Do Something Awards Nominees Include Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton

Arlene Richie, jpistudios.com

Three country singers are being recognized for their good deeds with nominations for the 2012 VH1 Do Something! Awards. Taylor Swift is up for both Music Artist and Facebook trophies, while Miranda Lambert and husband Blake Shelton are nominated together for the Couples award for an Oklahoma charity concert.

As a performer, Taylor’s good works include a benefit concert for tornado victims in the southeastern United States and a donation of $250,000 to football coach Nick Saban’s charity Nick’s Kids, as well as her work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Habitat for Humanity. In the Music Artist category, she faces off against Adam Lambert, Shakira, Will.i.am, Katy Perry and One Direction.

When it comes to social media, Taylor has been making waves since the beginning of career, so it’s no surprise Do Something has taken notice of how she uses various platforms for good deeds. She’s nominated in the Facebook category for using the networking site to respond to leukemia patient Kevin McGuire’s prom invitation, which garnered more than 100,000 “likes” from fans. Also up for the award are Ben Affleck, Lenny Kravitz, Matt Damon and Taylor’s bestie, Selena Gomez.

Country’s reigning power couple, Miranda and Blake are taking on some of music, television and film’s hottest pairs in the Couple category. The pair are being recognized for a benefit concert which raised $70,000 for a veteran’s program and an animal shelter in Tishomingo, Okla. Also nominated are Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia di Rossi, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

Since 1996, DoSomething.org has been awarding individuals and groups or their community service. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by “New Girl” castmates Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield and Lamorne Morris, and will tape on Aug. 19 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. It will air Aug. 21 at 9:00 PM ET on VH1.

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