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Taylor Swift Returns to her Roots in ACMA Performance of "Betty"

Updated: Apr 29, 2021

In the 55th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards, Taylor Swift performed a stripped down rendition of her song "Betty" from her recent Folklore project - her first performance on a country award show in seven years.

The single's live debut featured Swift alone on a barstool in front of a shining spotlight, on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House stage with only an acoustic guitar in hand. The track's harmonica accompanied her, helping to countrify the song, reminiscent of her career's country beginnings. The performance was perfectly nostalgic, and many were proud to see her return to her roots. It also marked Folklore's first live debut.

The last time she performed for the ACM Awards was in 2013 to sing "Highway Don't Care" alongside Tim McGraw. She accepted the academy's Milestone Award in 2015, and recognized the country music community's support towards her switch to pop music. You can watch her performance of "Betty" below:


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