Taylor Swift to Perform at ACM Awards for First Time in Seven Years

Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform “Betty” from her new album, “Folklore,” at the Academy of Country Music Awards this Wednesday, which will mark her first time performing on a country awards show in seven years, according to Variety. She will be singing from the Grand Ole Opry House, which, along with Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe, will host this year’s awards show.

“Bout to show up at your party @acmawards,” Swift announced on her Instagram Story.

Swift told fans on all of her social media accounts at the same time a promotional spot advertising the ACMs aired on CBS during Sunday’s NFL broadcast. Swift is a two-time winner of ACM’s Entertainer of the Year Award, according to Billboard. She has won nine ACM Awards overall. Swift released ‘folklore’ on July 24 one day after announcing her new album. That album has topped the Billboard 200 for six weeks and counting.

The last time Swift performed at the ACMs was in 2013 as a guest star on Tim McGraw’s rendition of the hit “Highway Don’t Care” alongside Keith Urban, as well as a performance of “Red” with Vince Gill and Alison Krauss. Since Swift’s departure from the country genre with “1989,” she’s been absent from country radio, but she’s back with “Betty,” which was submitted shortly after the release of ‘folkore.’