For the first time in seven years, Nine-time ACM Award-winner Taylor Swift returned to the ACM Awards stage for a performance of her current country radio single “Betty” on Wednesday, September 16.
Swift’s ACM Awards performance marked the live debut of the popular folklore track. The superstar appeared on the stage with just herself with an acoustic guitar and a silloehette of an unknown gentlemen playing the harmonica.
“Betty” is Swift’s first country single since the release of her song “New Year’s Day” in 2017, a track from her album, reputation. “Betty” is a song from the superstar’s record-breaking eighth studio album, folklore, which has spent over six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards also featured performances from Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, Tenille Townes, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood.
The 2020 ACM Awards took place in Music City for the first time ever. The three-hour show took place at three iconic venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
Hosted by Keith Urban, the star-studded event aired on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS Television Network and streamed live and on-demand on CBS All Access.