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The Best Taylor Swift Country Music Songs of All Time

As Taylor Swift relives her start with the re-release of Fearless (Taylor’s Version), we’re rounding up our all-time favorite Taylor Swift country music songs.

Taylor Swift / Photo Credit: @hogieaaa__ via @taylorswift on Instagram

Taylor Swift / Photo Credit: @hogieaaa__ via @taylorswift on Instagram

  1. Our Song 

Starting off with the first song I ever heard by Taylor Swift is “Our Song”. To think Taylor Swift was a freshman in high school when she wrote this absolute jam is unbelievable. The chorus is undeniably hooky and clever and holds up many years later.

  1. Tim McGraw

Taylor’s debut single was “Tim McGraw” and it’s the perfect high school sweetheart love song. The hook of the song is, “When you think Tim McGraw, I hope you think of me”, and in general it captures youth and the feeling of being seventeen very well.

  1. Fifteen

There are few story songs, in country music and beyond, that are as strong and evocative and will stand the test of time like “Fifteen”.  A song about the first days of high school and meeting her best friend Abigail, the two navigate friendship, love, first adult decisions, and realizations. “Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday // But I realized some bigger dreams of mine // And Abigail gave everything she had to a boy who changed his mind // we both cried // …I found time can heal most anything // And you just might find who you’re supposed to be // I didn’t know who I was supposed to be // at fifteen.” 

  1. Love Story

“Love Story” is perhaps one of the most important songs in Taylor’s discography. Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet,  Taylor swaps a new ending and new story for the very famous play. It’s the perfect pop-country jam; you can sing it with your friends in the car, at karaoke, and more. Sonically, the banjo in the song is spectacular, as is the key change. It truly is a perfect country song.

  1. Dear John

The pure genius of “Dear John” should not be lost on fans just because it’s almost 7 minutes long. Most likely about her infamous relationship with John Mayer, this is her Dear John letter to him. She channels him in this song and the beginning guitar riffs themselves are inspired by his hit “Gravity”. The lyrics are angry, emotional, and even reminiscent, and it builds into an incredible chorus and even better bridge. “But I took your matches before fire could catch me, so don’t look now // I’m shining like fireworks over your sad, empty town.”

  1. Never Grow Up

One of Taylor’s saddest and most beautiful songs about getting older is “Never Grow Up”. The song takes you through multiple stages of life- being little tucked into bed, embarrassed by your parents as a teenager, and moving away to an apartment by yourself. It’s a picture poignantly painted, and her vocals and delicate guitar arrangements are perfect accompaniments to the lyrics. “Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room // Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home // Remember the footsteps, remember the words said, and all your little brother’s favorite songs // I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone.” 

  1. Sparks Fly

I have a theory that the second song on any album is actually just as important as the opening track. “Sparks Fly” is a perfect second song. It’s upbeat and fun and makes you want to roll the windows down with your friends and feel infinite. Country music is about a lot of things: life, love, and of course storytelling, but much of it has to do with having fun. And that is just what this song is: a perfect, young summer country song.

  1. Enchanted

“Enchanted” is one of the most magical, almost mysterious songs in Taylor’s entire discography. it feels like an entire movie wrapped into one, it’s so cinematic and dreamy in the best way possible. “The playful conversation starts // Counter all your quick remarks, like passing notes in secrecy // And it was enchanting to meet you.” This song is a fan-favorite for many reasons and it will never get old.

  1. Treacherous

“Treacherous” is one of my all-time favorite Taylor songs. The lyrics are picturesque and so poetic, and the production and her vocal delivery is stunningly serene and intense at the same time. “This slope is treacherous // And I like it.” To me, it walks the tightrope of infatuation and trusting your gut, and it makes for possibly one of her best songs.

  1. I Almost Do

What makes “I Almost Do” a phenomenal, more acoustic country track is the plainly stated vocal delivery and simplicity in its story. “And I just wanna tell you // It takes everything in me not to call you // And I wish I could run to you // And I hope you know that every time I don’t // I almost do”. It’s direct and so honest that it feels like you’re reading a diary entry, and that’s what makes it so effective.

  1. Begin Again

“Begin Again” is a picturesque, thoughtful, and amazing album closer to Taylor’s Red album. The music video takes place in a coffee shop, and that’s exactly what the song sounds like. It’s about meeting someone new after a hard relationship ends. “You say you never met one girl who had as many James Taylor records as you // But I do // We tell stories and you don’t know why // I’m coming off a little shy // But I do.”  

  1. All Too Well

“All Too Well” is one of, if not Taylor’s most beloved album cut ever. And rightfully so. The iconic track 5 is dramatic in all the right ways, and if a song sounded like fall, this would be it. “All Too Well” is responsible for one of Taylor’s most iconic bridges. “Hey, you call me up again just to break me like a promise // So casually cruel in the name of being honest”. It’s a song as good to listen to with friends as it is by yourself, focusing on the lyrics. It’s a song that if it wasn’t so great, would be overrated.

  1. Right Where You Left Me 

The haunting bonus track on Taylor’s latest album Evermore captures the feelings of being stuck in the past and the melody, banjo, and guitar, as well as stellar lyrics prove to be as country as ever. No matter what Taylor makes, her compass will always point in the direction of one thing, and that’s storytelling.

Check out Taylor Swift’s re-recorded version of her album, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) here.

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Taylor Swift Releases Reimagined Album, Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

In an attempt to reclaim her back catalog of music, Taylor Swift is releasing reimagined versions of her old albums, starting today with Fearless (Taylor’s Version). In addition to the new recordings, the collection includes unreleased songs “From The Vault” including tracks featuring Keith Urban and Maren Morris. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the project.

Fans have waited patiently for the release of the reimagined album, Fearless (Taylor’s Version), as the Pennsylvania native announced in 2019 that she was planning to re-record her first six albums when she legally could. Fearless was first released in 2008 and not only earned the Pennsylvania native her first two GRAMMYs but also gave her the honor of having the most awarded album in country music history.

The 26-track project is not only filled with the album’s original songs we know and love, but also includes six unreleased songs “From The Vault”.  Encompassed with heartbreak, love, and bravery, this album has the nostalgia of the country Taylor we were introduced to, yet has the vocals of the mature artist we know today.

Three of the six vault songs feature award-winning country singers Maren Morris and Keith Urban. “You All Over Me” featuring Maren Morris was released last month. Written by Swift and Scooter Carusos, the track focuses on the struggles of moving on after a breakup. Morris joins in on the first chorus and continues throughout the ballad. The two of them together are the perfect blend as they compliment each other perfectly on the harmonies.

“That’s When” and “We Were Happy” feature country superstar Keith Urban. Written by Liz Rose and Swift, “We Were Happy” starts off slow but picks up during the chorus where Urban joins in. An acoustic ballad about reflecting upon the happy times of a relationship before it ended, Swift and Urban’s voices are flawless together. “That’s When” written by Brad Warren, Brett Warren, and Swift is a catchy duet about two exes reminiscing on their relationship.  Urban was the perfect choice for the song as once again, the two showcase how well their voices mix.

Swift recently shared how excited she was to have him be a part of the album, “ I’m really honored that @KeithUrban is a part of this project, duetting on “That’s When” and singing harmonies on “We Were Happy”. I was his opening act during the Fearlessalbum era and his music has inspired me endlessly.

Overall, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) reminds us why it won Album of the Year at the GRAMMYs, The CMAs, as well as the ACM Awards. We can’t wait for the other re-recordings!

Taylor Swift's 'Fearless (Taylor's Version)' is available now, April 9th

Taylor Swift’s ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’ is available now, April 9th

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Taylor Swift releases.

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Fearless (Taylor’s Version) is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Taylor Swift Drops Unreleased “You All Over Me” Ft. Maren Morris

Ahead of Taylor Swift’s new version of Fearless, due out April 9th, Swift is opening up the vault, sharing the previously unreleased track, “You All Over Me” featuring Maren Morris. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

Starting out with an acoustic guitar and harmonica, “You All Over Me” takes us back to 2008 country Taylor. Written by Swift and Scooter Carusos, the track focuses on the struggles of moving on after a breakup. Maren Morris joins in on the first chorus and continues throughout the ballad. The two of them together are the perfect blend as they complement each other perfectly on the harmonies.

“I lived, and I learned // Had you, got burned // Held out, and held on // God knows, too long // And wasted time, lost tears // Swore that I’d get out of here // But no amount of freedom gets you clean // I’ve still got you all over me”

The singer-songwriter shared on social media how excited she is to share the songs from the vault with her fans, “One thing I’ve been loving about these From The Vault songs is that they’ve never been heard, so I can experiment, play, and even include some of my favorite artists. I’m really excited to have Maren Morris singing background vocals on this song!”

Taylor Swift's "You All Ove Me" featuring Maren Morris is available now, March 26th

Taylor Swift’s “You All Ove Me” featuring Maren Morris is available now, March 26th

After the acquisition of her masters by Scooter Braun, Swift announced in 2019 that she was planning to re-record her first six albums revealing earlier this year that Fearless would be up first. The album was first released in 2008 and earned the Pennsylvania native the honor of the most awarded album in country music history.

Fearless (Taylor’s Version) will feature five other songs from the vault and we can’t wait to hear them on April 9th. Be sure to check back here for the full album review.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Taylor Swift releases.

To keep up with Taylor Swift, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“You All Over Me” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Underwood, Combs, Church, Bryan, & Rhett to Open ACM Awards Show

Exclusively announced with Billboard earlier today, the 55th Annual ACM Awards unveiled what will be an epic start to the special show. 2020 Entertainer of the Year nominees Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, and Luke Bryan, will come together to perform a medley of their greatest hits.

Additionally, the awards show announced the winners of a few early awards. Thomas Rhett takes home the award for Video of the Year with his smash hit, “Remember You Young”. While Miranda Lambert earned the award for Music Event of the Year for her collaboration on “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” along with female powerhouses Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, and Elle King. Hit songwriter, Hillary Lindsey received the award for Songwriter of the Year.

Previously, the awards show also confirmed the winners of the New Female and New Male Artists of the Year. Tenille Townes and Riley Green earned the accolades, and will each perform during the special show.

The rescheduled 55th annual awards show will air this Wednesday, September 16th on CBS at 8PM ET.  Hosted by superstar Keith Urban, this time performances will take place at multiple iconic venues across Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. This is the first time that the show will be held in Nashville in the award shows history. For a full list of performers, click here.

Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the country music community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music, follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, and Hillary Lindsey Take Home Early ACM Awards

Ahead of the 55th Annual ACM Awards set to take place this Wednesday, September 16th, three early winners were revealed.

Thomas Rhett takes home the award for Video of the Year with his smash hit, “Remember You Young”. While Miranda Lambert earned the award for Music Event of the Year for her collaboration on “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” along with female powerhouses Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, and Elle King. Hit songwriter, Hillary Lindsey received the award for Songwriter of the Year.

Announced earlier today (Sept. 14), The awards show also unveiled a surprise performance opening the show; each of the Entertainer of the Year nominees Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, and Luke Bryan, will come together to perform a medley of their greatest hits.

Additionally, the awards show recently announced the winners of the New Female and New Male Artists of the Year. Tenille Townes and Riley Green earned the accolades, and will each perform during the special show.

The rescheduled 55th annual awards show will air this Wednesday, September 16th on CBS at 8PM ET.  Hosted by superstar Keith Urban, this time performances will take place at multiple iconic venues across Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. This is the first time that the show will be held in Nashville in the award shows history. For a full list of performers, click here.

Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the country music community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music, follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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BREAKING: Taylor Swift To Perform Worldwide Premiere of “betty” at ACM Awards

Announced today (Sept. 13), Taylor Swift has been confirmed to return to the ACM Awards show stage for the worldwide premiere performance of “betty” off her latest album, Folklore. This marks Swift’s first performance from the album as well as her first ACM Awards performance in seven years.

The rescheduled 55th annual awards show will air this Wednesday, September 16th on CBS at 8PM ET.  Hosted by superstar Keith Urban, this time performances will take place at multiple iconic venues across Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. This is the first time that the show will be held in Nashville in the award shows history. For a full list of performers, click here.

Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the country music community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music, follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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The Best Country Music Instagram Captions for Mother’s Day

Carrie Underwood Mother's Day

Photo Credit: Justin Aharoni (@jaharoni) for NYCountry Swag

Mothers are the first strong women influences in our life to show us care, guidance and endless love. Mother’s Day is just right around the corner and we want you to share your love for your mother on Instagram using our top quotes from our ten favorite inspired country songs.

1. Taylor Swift – “The Best Day”

“Now I know why, all the trees change in the fall / I know you were on my side / Even when I was wrong / And I love you for giving me your eyes / Staying back and watching me shine.”

Swift walks through the joy of her childhood painting in the kitchen, playing dress-up, taking hayrides with her mother, and showing her endless gratitude.

 

2. Carrie Underwood – “Mama’s Song”

“You’ve given me everything that I will need, make it through this crazy thing called life.”

Written by Kara DioGuardi, Marti Frederiksen, Luke Laird, and Carrie, the song has Carrie singing to her mother telling her not to worry about her moving out and getting married.

 

3. Lauren Alaina – “Like My Mother Does”

“When I love, I give it all I got, like my mother does.”

Written by Nathan Chapman, Liz Rose and Nikki Williams, Alaina’s idol song complements all of the features that she got from her mother.

 

4. Garth Brooks – “Mom”

“You’ll never have a better friend or a warmer touch to tuck you in // She’ll kiss your bruises, your bumps and scrapes”

Brooks pays tribute to mothers in “Mom” and told GMA, “It’s a beautiful song. I wish I’d written it, but I didn’t, and I’ve gotta tell you, ‘The Dance’ is my favorite Garth Brooks thing, you know, ever, just love that song,” Brooks told Roberts. “If there was ever a song that could ever rival it, this is (it), just because of the context of it. … You know I’m a mama’s boy.”

 

5. Kacey Musgraves – “Mother”

“Bursting with empathy, I’m feeling everything // The weight of the world on my shoulders // Hope my tears don’t freak you out // They’re just kinda coming out // It’s the music in me and all of the colors // Wish we didn’t live, wish we didn’t live so far from each other // I’m just sitting here thinking ’bout the time that’s slipping // And missing my mother, mother”

Musgraves touches up on the feelings when you love and miss your mother, and can’t be around her.

 

6. The Band Perry – “Mother Like Mine”

“All our cares would all be freer // If the world had a mother like mine”

The trio wrote this song about what the world would look like if everybody was raised by their mother.

 

7. Martina McBride – “In My Daughter’s Eyes”

“This miracle God gave to me // Gives me strength when I am weak” //In my daughter’s eyes”

Martina McBride’s ballad tells the story of everything a mother should be through the eyes of her daughter.

 

8. Florida Georgia Line –  “God Your Mama and Me”

“No one’s ever gonna love you more than God, your mama, and me”

There’s nobody in the world you need more than God, your mama, and your significant other holding you tight in this world.

9. Luke Bryan – “Most People Are Good”

“And most mamas oughta qualify for sainthood”

This song is nothing short of the truth.

 

10. Carrie Underwood – “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted”

“Never pictured myself singing lullabies // Sitting in a rocking chair in the middle of the night // In the quiet, in the dark // You’re stealing every bit of my heart with your daddy’s eyes // What a sweet surprise”

This song is coming from the perspective of a mother telling the story of the precious moments of being a mother even if you thought you weren’t sure about becoming one.

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Taylor Swift Features the Dixie Chicks On “Soon You’ll Get Better”

Soon You'll Get Better Lyrics Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is back bigger than ever. Releasing her seventh studio album Lover today, Swift gives us something we haven’t had in quite some time, a collaboration with a country artist. Teaming up with the Dixie Chicks, “Soon You’ll Get Better” is one for the books.

Written by Jack Antonoff and Swift “Soon You’ll Get Better” is super personal to the singer-songwriter. It’s is a song about Swift’s mom Andrea, who has been fighting a breast cancer battle and what the experience has been like for the artist. In her YouTube Live on Thursday, the Pennsylvania native admitted that this was the hardest song for her to write and it was ultimately a family decision to have it on the album.

The song is acoustic which not only highlights Swift’s vocals but adds to the pulling of the heartstrings. The Dixie Chicks join the artist on the chorus and the bridge. “Ooh-ah/ Soon, you’ll get better\ Ooh-ah\ Soon, you’ll get better\Ooh-ah\ You’ll get better soon\ ‘Cause you have to.”

Swift’s collaboration with the Dixie Chicks was no secret. Leading up to the album release she hinted at the collaboration with the trio. The first hint was in her cover photo for the May issue of Entertainment Weekly, which she wore a Dixie Chick pin on her jacket. The second “Easter Egg,” was planted in the video for “Me!”, her first single from the album, which featured a portrait of the trio.

This is the first we’ve heard from the Dixie Chicks in quite some time as it is rumored they will be releasing a new album in the near future.

To keep up with Taylor Swift follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Soon You’ll Get Better” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Find the full lyrics to “Soon You’ll Get Better” below.

The buttons of my coat were tangled in my hair
In doctor’s office lighting, I didn’t tell you I was scared
That was the first time we were there
Holy orange bottles, each night, I pray to you
Desperate people find faith, so now I pray to Jesus too
And I say to you…

Ooh-ah
Soon, you’ll get better
Ooh-ah
Soon, you’ll get better
Ooh-ah
You’ll get better soon
‘Cause you have to

I know delusion when I see it in the mirror
You like the nicer nurses, you make the best of a bad deal
I just pretend it isn’t real
I’ll paint the kitchen neon, I’ll brighten up the sky
I know I’ll never get it, there’s not a day that I won’t try
And I say to you…

Ooh-ah
Soon, you’ll get better
Ooh-ah
Soon, you’ll get better
Ooh-ah
You’ll get better soon
‘Cause you have to

 

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Taylor Swifts Drops Pure Pop Perfection “ME!” With Brendon Urie

Taylor Swift ME!

Taylor Swift doesn’t do anything small. This was on display yesterday as the pop-country phenom popped up in Nashville’s Gulch neighborhood at a mural she commissioned. For weeks, the internet has been buzzing about the mural, speculating that it was Swift’s. After her selfie-snapping appearance, she hijacked the NFL Draft in true Swift fashion, making sure football fans and non-fans alike tuned in. Appearing alongside Robin Roberts, the superstar announced her new single, “Me,” featuring Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie. The song dropped at midnight and Swifties and music fans were abuzz with excitement.

The song opens with Swift proclaiming, “I know that I’m a handful baby,” over a requisite drumbeat that builds throughout the song. We can already picture this song on awards shows and halftime performances, complete with a colorful pastel marching band, matching the motif of this new Swift Era. Gone is the dark Swift of Reputation, replaced by the magical unicorn version of the pop enigma.

On “ME!”, she trades verses with Urie, and the result is pure pop perfection, her clever lyrics masterfully sculpted over a catchy pop melody. In fact, only Swift could pull off a breakdown that begins with “Hey kids! Spelling is fun!” While it sounds cheesy, somehow it works incredibly well here. “I promise that you’ll never find another like me,” Swift declares here, and while some may call it narcissism, we call it truth.

While some fans speculated that #TS7 would be a return to the singer’s roots due to the Nashville popup mural, it looks like she’ll continue down the same pop path as Reputation and 1989. However, a cryptic tweet from the Dixie Chicks (and a music video Easter Egg) has fans speculating that there may be a collaboration in the future. Pop or country, there’s nothing Taylor Swift can’t do, and frankly, we can’t wait to see what she releases next.

To keep up with all things Taylor Swift, visit TaylorSwift.com and follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She’ll be premiering this song at next week’s Billboard Music Awards, which also features performances by Dan + Shay and Kelly Clarkson.

“ME!” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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It’s HAPPENING. New Taylor Swift: “ME!” ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco

Fans of country-pop icon, Taylor Swift quickly turned into FBI agents as the singer-songwriter dropped several clues leading up to what one could only assume would be a new music release. As her Instagram was filled with colorful pastel images, the number 426 was posted across socials, and a countdown clock replaced the homepage on her website, Swifties began to spectulate what the encrypted messages could mean.

As the clock turned into it’s final hours of the countdown earlier today, fans in Nashville began to gather at a new butterfly mural in The Gulch area where rumor spread that Swift herself would make a pop-up appearance.

Just as suspected, the country-pop star appeared at the mural just before noon giving fans the opportunity to take selfies and confirmed that there would be another clue leading up to the big news later in the day. Swift told fans to tune into ABC tonight where she would be joining Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts live from Nashville to share more information.

Hours later, during the broadcast of the NFL Draft, which was being hosted live from Nashville, Swift appeared in between draft picks to take viewers on a tour of Music City. The video package showed Swift in a car driving through Nashville stopping at her high school, Sony ATV publishing, as well as the famed Bluebird Cafe where she was first discovered.

The clip ended with Swift joining Roberts where she confirmed that not only was new music coming tonight at midnight, but a music video, too! To further elaborate, Swift included that the brand new single from the forthcoming highly anticipated seventh studio album would be titled, “ME!” and will feature Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie.

Follow along on the YouTube Live Premiere below and be sure to follow NYCountry Swag on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as the story develops.

Fans can also find the track at midnight on our new music playlist here. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new music fix.

To keep up with all things Taylor Swift, visit TaylorSwift.com and follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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