Swift acts, runs contest
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
– Taylor Swift, who this week spends her 11th week at number 1 on Billboard's Top 200 all-genre sales album chart, guest stars tomorrow night on one of her all-time favorite TV shows, the top-rated CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
CSI airs nationwide on the CBS network at 9 p.m. ET/PT. This week's episode, titled "Turn, Turn, Turn," features Swift as Haley Jones, a teenage girl whose family runs a seedy Vegas motel. Over the course of a year, Haley goes through a series of changes that have tragic consequences. Entertainment Tonight will feature an interview with Swift about her CSI experience tomorrow, March 5.
Verizon partnered with Swift for a national high school contest running through March 23. High school students from around the U.S. can text 'TS' to '3401' on their Verizon Wireless phones or enter via www.taylorswiftconcerts.com. The school with the most entries will win the opportunity to host a free concert from Swift at their high school. Verizon is providing PDF posters for students to post on their campuses as well as a rolling score board showing the schools with the most responses to date here. The contest is being supported with an extensive promotional campaign including national spots and on demand programming on Verizon's FIOS-TV, online banner ads, digital billboards in select malls, Jumbotron spots at select sporting events and radio spots in key markets.
Swift kicks off her first-ever headlining tour, the SWIFT SWIFT FEARLESS 2009 TOUR, on April 23 in Evansville, Ind. The tour runs through October.
Swift is currently on tour in Australia, where "Fearless" was recently certified gold. The CD is triple platinum in the US.
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