American Country Music Awards 2020: Taylor Swift to Sing Betty

Taylor Swift Will Sing ‘Betty’ on ACM Awards–First Performance on Country Show in 7 Years

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Beth Garrabrant

Taylor Swift will perform “Betty” on the American Country Music (ACM) Awards telecast Wednesday, September 16, her first time performing on any country awards show in seven years.

Swift will sing from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House, one of three iconic Nashville venues (the other two being the Ryman and Bluebird Cafe) being used as a home base for the ACMs this year.

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

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The last time Swift sang on a country show, she had not yet officially announced her transition to “picking a lane” and being a pop performer, as she did with the release of the “1989” album in 2014. When she last she performed on the ACMs in 2013, it was as a guest star on Tim McGraw’s rendition of his hit “Highway Don’t Care,” along with Keith Urban. The year 2013 also marked the last time she performed on the CMA Awards, when she sang her then-current “Red” in a stripped-down setting with the help of Vince Gill and Alison Krauss.