Taylor Swift Invites Kelsea Ballerini, Steven Tyler + Alison Krauss Onstage for Duets in Nashville [Watch]
Taylor Swift fans in Nashville got more than their money's worth at her concert Friday night (Sept. 25).
The country-turned-pop superstar has been inviting a series of special guests to perform onstage with her during her 1989 world tour stops, and she didn't disappoint in Music City, taking the opportunity to bring Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, Alison Krauss and rising young star Kelsea Ballerini out to sing with her.
Ballerini hit the stage first, emerging from the wings to join Swift in performing her debut single, "Love Me Like You Mean It," which launched her to virtually overnight success when it reached No. 1 on Billboard's US Country Airplay chart in July. She gave a very confident and poised performance, winning over the fans at the Bridgestone Arena with her vocal chops and stage presence, which you can check out in the video above.
Tyler emerged later in the show, joining Swift to perform the classic Aerosmith ballad, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," which the 70s rockers recorded for the soundtrack to Armageddon. A visibly beaming Swift placed her arm around Tyler's shoulder as he delivered the first verse, then joined him for the chorus as the crowd roared. View that performance in the clip below.
Swift brought Krauss to the stage last, joining the singer on piano to perform her hit, "When You Say Nothing at All" as the hometown crowd sang along to every word. She posted to Instagram after the show, sharing her excitement at sharing the spotlight with the angelic-voiced singer:
Swift's current tour has also featured appearances from Justin Timberlake and Selena Gomez, Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines (for “Goodbye Earl“) and Sam Hunt, who performed “Take Your Time” with her. The Band Perry joined her in Indianapolis to perform their hit, “If I Die Young,” and she also brought former Friends star Lisa Kudrow onstage for a duet on the comedy classic “Smelly Cat.” Most recently, Dierks Bentley came out onstage in Kansas City to perform his hit, "Every Mile a Memory," with the superstar.
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