The boy who Taylor Swift invited to the ACM Awards responded via video today. He’s fighting cancer and had invited Swift to prom last week. George Strait is also sick, but thankfully things don’t seem to be nearly as dire — although he did have to do something almost unheard of to his fans.

Both of these stories, plus the prank Scotty McCreery pulled on Brad Paisley, are amongst the top country headlines in the Taste of Country Daily Roundup, but we’ve also included a few others, like the best dressed celebrities at the 2012 Oscars.

Today on Taste of Country:

Kevin McGuire at a Loss for Words Over Taylor Swift’s ACM Awards Invite

George Strait Cuts Kansas City Show Short Due to Illness

Rascal Flatts Follow the Call of the ‘Banjo’ in New Music Video

Jason Aldean Sells Out Second Atlanta Show, Sets New Venue Record

Caption This Picture: Miranda Lambert Meets Lady Gaga

Carrie Underwood Performs ‘Good Girl’ Live at Oscars Launch Party

Craig Morgan Talks Grounding His Kids, New Album and Climbing Mt. Everest

Thompson Square vs. Keith Urban – The Showdown

Jason Aldean Films ‘Fly Over States’ Video in ‘Airplane Graveyard’

Luke Bryan Delivers Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ in Concert

Ty Stone’s Debut Album ‘American Style’ to Be Released in March

Scotty McCreery Pranks Brad Paisley

Wade Hayes to Make First Public Appearance Since Colon Cancer Diagnosis

Dwight Yoakam Pulls Out of ‘Lone Ranger’ Flick

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