Taylor Swift upped the country star power during her Aug. 24 show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The genre-crossing musician brought Natalie Maines from the Dixie Chicks onstage for an upbeat duet of the once-popular country trio’s “Goodbye Earl”.
Swift and Maines belting the vengeful country track was an exciting and refreshing sight as Swift is most known these days for her dance-pop tunes and Maine, not to mention the Dixie Chicks, has been off the radar since the early 2000s. Swift was not at all hesitant to share some love and explain the band’s effect on her music career.
“If not for this woman and her band, I would not have known that you could be quirky, be fun, be yourself, be outspoken and brave and real,” Swift said. “I wouldn’t have dreamed the things that I dreamed, and I wouldn’t be standing on this stage today.”
Maines humorously returned the love with this, post-show.
Though the country vibes seemed pretty strong for a T. Swift show, Monday’s concert wasn’t the first time the star invited talent from the country world onstage. Back in July, Sam Hunt joined Swift at her show in Chicago and a month before that, Little Big Town jammed at her Pittsburgh show.
Both Hunt and LBT are current fan favorites, making Maines’ appearance that more intriguing.
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