ACM Awards 2020: Taylor Swift charms viewers with 'Betty', fans call it 'most beautiful performance ever'

Taylor Swift returned to the stage of Academy of Country Music Awards to perform for the first time in seven years


                            ACM Awards 2020: Taylor Swift charms viewers with 'Betty', fans call it 'most beautiful performance ever'
Taylor Swift (Getty Images)

Taylor Swift took the stage at the Academy of Country Music Awards to perform for the first time in seven years at the ACM. Swift sang 'Betty', a ballad about teenage heartbreak, off her latest chart-topping album 'Folklore'. The song, which chronicles a teen romance in trouble, has been championed in the LGBTQ community as being about romantic love between two high school girls.

The official ACM Awards Twitter handle sent out the following tweet regarding Swift's performance, "We'll have you, and we want you, @taylorswift13! It is so great to have Taylor back on the #ACMawards stage. Tune-in to @CBS to watch the show now!" Swifties immediately stormed Twitter to talk about the performance by their favorite pop-star. One user, talking about watching ACM Awards 2020, tweeted, "Yes, yes I did just watch 2 hours of the ACM awards just to watch @taylorswift13 perform Betty. It was worth it. #betty #folklore" while another sharing a meme wrote, "Me: i’m watching the acm awards for taylor swift. she’s singing betty. Christian: ....yeah I know her."



 

 



 

 



 

More Swifties talked about the 'Betty' performance. One of them said, "Remember when taylor swift turned the ACM awards into her own show?" while another, praising Swift's performance, expressed, "Watched Taylor Swift perform Betty at the ACM awards. Beautiful performance. Unfortunately, my internet was being a bish and i couldn't watch the whole performance."



 

 



 

A fan, talking about the sheer class of Swift's performance, tweeted, "It’s 2020. Taylor Swift is performing her new country song at the ACM awards. Her hair is natural. It’s just her and her guitar. Finally, world peace," while another, expressing support for the LGBTQ community, said "Am I the only one who wanted a rainbow flag to fall behind Taylor Swift at the end of her performance of Betty at the ACM Awards?"



 

 



 

Another fan, talking about how subtle and personal Swift's performance felt, wrote, "Taylor Swift just stared into the eyes of every lesbian who turned on the ACM Awards just to see her for nearly 5 minutes. And we appreciate it."

Another Swift admirer, talking about the star's journey to the top, noted, "My first @taylorswift13 memory is seeing her sing Tim McGraw to Tim McGraw at the ACM Awards... let’s talk about GROWTH!! #ACMawards #Betty @taylornation13," while another, calling it the most beautiful performance, said, "It was the most beautiful performance I’ve ever seen on the ACM Awards! That cheered me up so much!"



 

 



 

Swift, the multiple Grammy winner, took the stage at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry. She sat behind a microphone and performed to an empty house only accompanied by the guitar and backed by a harmonica player who sat to her right.