Taylor Swift went back to her country roots — kind of — when she played in Nashville, Tennessee Friday night: two-thirds of her special guests were country artists.
One of Taylor’s guests was Kelsea Ballerini, for whom Taylor has served as something of a mentor. They teamed up to cover her #1 country hit “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Another guest was Grammy-winning Alison Krauss, who duetted with Taylor on her hit version of Keith Whitley’s “When You Say Nothing at All.“
But the biggest name was Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, who’s started a country solo career. The two sang Aerosmith’s 1998 smash “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.” Back in 2012, Taylor tweeted, “I feel like I’d be more understood if people knew ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ by Aerosmith is how most of my emotions sound in my head.” Tyler responded to that by tweeting after the performance, “WELL MA DARLIN’…YOU SURE WERE OVERSTOOD TONIGHT! A++…EPIC SHOW…UNTIL NEXTIME.”
Taylor posted a video of the two singing together, writing, “Singing ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’ with @IamStevenT was an honor. So inspired by how sweet he was to all of us.”
Expect even more stars to join Taylor tonight at her second Nashville gig.
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