Friday, 18 June, 2021

Swift returns to ACM Awards for ‘Folklore’ premiere


Nashville, Sept. 15: Country-turned-pop star Taylor Swift is coming back to her roots with a performance at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.
The nine-time ACM award winner will perform from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, where the awards show will be broadcast Wednesday on CBS.
The 30-year-old singer will perform her song ‘betty’ from her new album “Folklore,” which has held the top spot on for six weeks on the Billboard 200 Albums chart. The song, which is being played on country radio stations, has reached No. 6 on Billboard’s Hot Country song chart.
This marks the first time in seven years that the two-time ACM entertainer of the year has performed at this awards show and will be her world premiere performance for any song from her “Folklore” album.
Other performers scheduled for the show include Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay.
Taylor wrote on Twitter: “Bout to show up at your party @ACMawards (sic)”
A tweet on the official ACM Awards Twitter read: “@taylorswift13 is returning to the #ACMawards stage with the world premiere performance of “betty” from her new album Folklore. Don’t miss it, this Wednesday at 8/7c on @CBS! (sic)”
The performance also will mark the first time Taylor - who is a nine-time ACM Award winner - has played at the spectacle since she sang the titular song from her 2012 album ‘Red’ at the 2013 ceremony.
Other performers include Carrie Underwood, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Trisha Yearwood and Luke Bryan.
The ACM Awards was initially due to take place in Las Vegas in April, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, the spectacle will air from three Nashville venues, Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe.
Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, and Tim McGraw are among the stars who will perform at The Bluebird Cafe, and Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, and Kelsea Ballerini, as well as others, will play at the Ryman Auditorium. Keith Urban will present the ceremony.