Taylor Swift went back to her country roots during the Nashville stop of her Reputation tour on Saturday (August 25). Sitting down at a piano, the country-pop star began playing the chords to her 2006 debut single “Tim McGraw,” and the crowd roared in approval, immediately singing along to every word.
During the second verse, Swift stood up from her piano bench. “Make some noise for Faith Hill, Nashville,” she said as the country icon rose from a platform under the stage. The two harmonized to boisterous applause, and then Tay-Tay knocked the crowd out with a final blow.
“Alright, Nashville, please welcome the actual Tim McGraw to the stage,” she said, almost in disbelief herself. Together, the three finished off the song as the audience screamed.
Watch the full performance below.
As The Tennessean notes, the 28-year-old took some time mid-set to talk about what the city means to her. “How do you say thank you to the city of Nashville?” she began. “I came here at 11 years old with a CD of karaoke music and my mom drove me up and down Music Row. I would scamper into record labels and say, ‘Please, call me.’ This is the city where I learned how to write songs. Every single thing I do, I learned in Nashville.”
The Music City sure taught her right. On August 23 it was announced that Taylor Swift had broken her own record for the highest-grossing U.S. female tour, which was set by her 1989 tour back in 2015, and she still has 10 more North American dates to go.