Taylor Swift is performing at a country music awards show for the first time in 7 years. Here’s what we know
Swift will sing “Betty” from her new album “folkore” at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sept. 16
Swift will perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, taking the stage at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, after last performing at the awards ceremony in 2013, according to Variety.
It will also be Swift’s first live performance since releasing her album “folklore” in July, according to USA Today. Swift will sing “Betty” from the new album, and announced her appearance at the ACMs by referencing a line from the song.
“Bout to show up at your party @ACMawards,” Swift tweeted on Sunday.
Swift is a nine-time award winner at the ACMs, according to Billboard.
Her last performance there was of her song “Red” in 2013, before she shifted to pop music with her album “1989” in 2014, according to Variety.
But Swift moved away from pop music with the release of “folklore” this summer, which is her first album to be classified as alternative music, according to People magazine.
“Betty” is Swift’s first song to play on country radio after the release of “1989,” according to Variety.
Plenty of other artists are set to perform at this year’s ACMs, including Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood, and Dan + Shay, according to USA Today.
The Academy of Country Music Awards will air on CBS on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. MT, according to USA Today.