Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift Are ‘Celebs Gone Good’
To say Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift both had a memorable year is, well, the understatement of the year! The newlywed Miranda took home three ACM Awards and a CMA Award, headlined her Revolution tour and released her No. 1 album, 'Four the Record,' in addition to launching the all-girl group, Pistol Annies. Meanwhile, Taylor embarked on her successful Speak Now world tour, spurred by the multi-platinum sales of the album of the same name, and took home the ACM and CMA awards for Entertainer of the Year. Thankfully, both women have generous spirits, and have used their respective success -- and bulging bank accounts -- to help others in need. The two superstars have both ranked high on this year's list of Celebs Gone Good, compiled by DoSomething.org and topped this year by Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.
Blake Shelton's new bride dug deep into her pockets in the past 12 months, working tirelessly on fundraising efforts to combat domestic violence through the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, as well as supporting her own animal charity, MuttNation Foundation. Her husband also felt charitable in the last year, as he -- along with good friend Reba McEntire -- hosted a disaster relief concert to help aid in the recovery efforts following the deadly tornado that ravaged their home state of Oklahoma in April.
Meanwhile, Taylor gave away more than $1 million in 2011, including $500,000 which went to her home state of Tennessee to provide relief from 2010's devastating flood. The 'Sparks Fly' singer also participated in several benefit concerts, auctioned off her own tap water to raise money for UNICEF, gave 6,000 books to libraries in her native town of Reading, Penn., and donated $250,000 to Nick's Kids.
Both Miranda and Taylor already have full calendars as they look to 2012. Miranda will hit the road for her On Fire tour, with Chris Young and Jerrod Niemann serving as opening acts, while Taylor will head to Australia and New Zealand for a series of shows, plus spend time in the studio working on a new album. See Miranda's schedule here, and take a peek at Taylor's here.