– ACM Awards (@ACMawards) September 17, 2020
Swift’s performance featured the singer-songwriter in khaki pants and a sequined turtle sitting in front of a shiny turtle. With just his guitar and a harmonica player, it was appropriately subdued to the melodious love song, and despite nearly a decade passing when he left Nashville for pop, Swift could easily find his country music mode. I came back. However, there was a notable edit in the album version of “Betty”, she sings, “If I just showed up at your party … would you ask me to fuck myself?” On ACMs, he changed it to, “Tell me to go straight to hell.”
The two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year winner performed at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, where Keith Urban hosted ACM and artists such as Ken Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Morgan Wallen took the stage.
For the first time in the ceremony’s 55-year history, ACMs are being held in Nashville due to a coronovirus epidemic, with performers from the Opry House, Bluebird Cafe, and the Pretapped segment from the Riman Auditorium.