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Full Text of SR0817  96th General Assembly




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2     WHEREAS, Taylor Alison Swift was born on December 13, 1989
3 in Wymossing, Pennsylvania; and
4     WHEREAS, At 16 years old, Taylor Swift released her first
5 album and became one of the youngest and brightest entertainers
6 in the country-pop industry; and
7     WHEREAS, In the course of her young career, Taylor Swift
8 has sold over 10 million albums; and
9     WHEREAS, Taylor Swift wrote or co-wrote all of the songs
10 that are on her platinum-selling debut album and is the first
11 female country artist to have accomplished this; and
12     WHEREAS, Taylor Swift, nicknamed "T-Swizzle", has won 62 of
13 the 94 major awards that she has been nominated for; the list
14 of awards that Taylor has won include 6 American Music Awards,
15 5 CMT Music Awards, 4 Grammy Awards, and 3 MTV Video Music
16 Awards; and
17     WHEREAS, Taylor Swift owns the record for the most awarded
18 album in country history with her album, "Fearless", that was
19 released in November of 2008; and



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1     WHEREAS, In 2009, Taylor Swift was named Artist of the Year
2 by Billboard Magazine; and
3     WHEREAS, Taylor Swift is recognized as an honest, caring,
4 and well-mannered role model who loves her fans; therefore, be
5 it
7 ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we designate May 8,
8 2010 as Taylor Swift Day in the State of Illinois; and be it
9 further
10     RESOLVED, That we urge the people of the State of Illinois
11 to use Taylor Swift's conduct and accomplishments in the
12 spotlight as a guide for their personal achievements throughout
13 their lives; and be it further
14     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
15 presented to Taylor Swift as a symbol of our esteem and
16 respect.