The ACM Awards are just around the corner, and for the first time in its 55-year run will be broadcast from three different iconic Nashville venues: The Grand Ole Opry house, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe. This year’s show will include an impressive line-up of performances including this year’s host Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert, Gabby Barrett, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and many more.
But, perhaps one of the most surprising performance announcements came Sunday (September 13) when Taylor Swift revealed that she would be returning to the Opry stage to perform live for the ACM Awards show.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 13, 2020
“Bout to show up at your party,” Taylor tweeted along with the video announcing her return to Nashville and marking the first time she has performed on any country awards show in seven years.
Swift got her start in Music City when she was only 16-years-old and was named the ACM New Female Artist of the Year in 2007 following the release of her self-titled debut album. She won the coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy twice, in 2011 and 2012.
The last time Taylor Swift performed on a country show was in 2013 prior to her announcing her departure from country music and transition to being a pop star. Her last ACM Award show performance was alongside Tim McGraw and Keith Urban for a rendition of McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care.”
This year, Swift will be performing “Betty,” the first single by the artist that has been pushed to country radio in recent years. It will be the first live performance on the song from her newest album Folklore. Watch the lyric video for “Betty” below then tune in to CBS Wednesday, September 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 CT to watch her sing it live.