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Taylor Swift to Sing on ACMs: First Country Awards Number in 7 Years

Taylor Swift will carry out “Betty” on the Academy of Country Music Awards telecast Wednesday, her first time performing on any nation awards present in seven years.

Swift will sing from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry Home, certainly one of three iconic Nashville venues (the opposite two being the Ryman and Bluebird Cafe) getting used as a house base for the ACMs this 12 months.

Swift made the announcement on her social media accounts concurrent with a promotional spot that appeared on ACMs host community CBS throughout an NFL broadcast Sunday. “Bout to present up at your occasion @acmawards,” she wrote on her Instagram Story.

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The final time Swift sang on a rustic present, she had not but formally introduced her transition to “selecting a lane” and being a pop performer, as she did with the discharge of the “1989” album in 2014. When she final she carried out on the ACMs in 2013, it was as a visitor star on Tim McGraw’s rendition of his hit “Freeway Don’t Care,” together with Keith City. The 12 months 2013 additionally marked the final time she carried out on the CMA Awards, when she sang her then-current “Crimson” in a stripped-down setting with the assistance of Vince Gill and Alison Krauss.

Beginning with “1989,” none of Swift’s music has been pushed to nation radio, though little of it might have been appropriate for the format shy of a remix, which she declined to enable. Nonetheless, “Betty,” which harks again in its sound to early hits like “Love Story,” has gotten an official launch to the nation format. It didn’t get a remix for nation radio, however the in any other case candy music did get a lyrical substitution, for its most tart line — from “Would you inform me to go f— myself” to “Would you inform me to go straight to hell” — that presumably would be the model carried out on the ACMs.

Swift has returned to the nation reveals as a presenter or winner in singular appearances in intervening years. In 2015, she got here again to the ACMs to obtain a Milestone Award. In 2016, she made a return go to to the CMAs to current the entertainer of the 12 months award.

Swift’s Milestone Award from the ACMs 5 years in the past capped a run of 9 awards she obtained from the org throughout her run as a core nation artist, together with receiving the entertainer of the 12 months accolade twice.

The ACM Awards can be broadcast on CBS Wednesday at eight p.m. ET/PT and 7 CT. Different performers embrace Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini and host Keith City.

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