Taylor Swift Returns to the Country Music Stage with a World Premiere Performance from Her Folklore Album at the “55th Academy of Country Music Awards” Wednesday, September 16 on CBS

The Academy of Country Music(R), dick clark productions and CBS today announced that global superstar and two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift will return to the ACM Awards stage for the first time in seven years, with a world premiere performance from her record-breaking new album folklore, at the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS(TM), a night of heart and hits live from Nashville. The nine-time ACM Award-winner will perform from the legendary Grand Ole Opry House. Hosted by reigning ACM(R) Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55TH ACM AWARDS(R) will be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 16 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access.

Swift will perform “betty” from her record-breaking eighth studio album folklore, which has spent six weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, tying her with Whitney Houston for the most cumulative weeks atop the chart by a woman in history.

For the first time in the show’s history, the awards will take place in Nashville, broadcasting from three iconic country music venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe. As previously announced, the 55th ACM AWARDS will also feature performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Trisha Yearwood and more to be announced.

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About Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is, quite simply, a global superstar and songwriter of her generation. Ten-time GRAMMY winner, a singer, songwriter, musician and producer, Taylor is the first female solo artist to win the music industry’s highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year – twice! Taylor is Billboard’s first-ever Woman of the Decade recipient along with being the youngest-ever Woman of the Year honoree and the only artist to have been awarded that title twice. Taylor is the American Music Awards’ Artist of the Decade, the only artist in history to have four consecutive albums sell over one million copies in their week of release (Speak Now, RED, 1989 and reputation) and the only artist ever to have seven albums each sell at least 500,000 copies in a single week (Fearless, Speak Now, RED, 1989, reputation, Lover and folklore). She is also the first and only female artist in the 21st century to score five #1 studio albums in the U.K. Oh, and did we mention she is a Brit and Emmy Award winner too? Taylor Swift’s eighth studio album, folklore, was released with less than one day’s notice. The surprise release sold over 1.3 million albums worldwide in as little as 24 hours and remained #1 on Billboard’s charts for six consecutive weeks, “the longest consecutive run at #1 since 2016.” “Cardigan,” her first single off the critically adored album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. Folklore, which also debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, marked Taylor as the first artist ever to debut at #1 on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 in the same week. Folklore is the top-selling album of 2020 and already lauded album of the year by critics and fans all over the world.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards(TM)

The 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS(TM) is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. R.A. Clark, Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

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