She’s back and better than ever! Taylor Swift is set to perform her new song “Betty” — from recently released album Folklore — for the first time during the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) on Wednesday, September 16. She’s set to sing from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, and the performance will mark the first time she’s appeared at a country music awards show in seven years. Her last ACM Awards appearance was alongside Tim McGraw and Keith Urban in 2013.
“Bout to show up at your party @acmawards,” the songstress, 30, announced via Instagram Stories on Sunday, September 13.
“I’ve always loved that in music you can kind of slip into different identities, and you can sing from other people’s perspectives. So that’s what I did on this one,” she explained. “Everyone makes mistakes, everybody really messes up sometimes. This is a song that I wrote from the perspective of a 17-year-old boy.”
Throughout the track, three names — James, Inez and Betty — are referenced in the lyrics. As for where the names came from, Taylor also revealed on Country Radio that she “named all the characters in this story after my friends’ kids.”
Some fans noted that she’s likely referring to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively‘s children. The couple has three daughters, one named James, one named Inez and one whose name has yet to be announced publicly — who fans now guess is named Betty
Swifties are also convinced that “Betty” is one of the songs in Taylor’s “Teenage Love Triangle.” During a YouTube Live to celebrate the Folklore‘s release on July 24, Taylor dished about three songs on the album that were written from different points of view, but never confirmed which tracks they are.
“There’s a collection of three songs I refer to as The Teenage Love Triangle,” she said at the time. “These three songs explore a love triangle from all three people’s perspectives at different times in their lives.”
Be sure to tune into the ACM Awards broadcast on CBS on Wednesday, September 16 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT and 7:00 P.M. CT.
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