Nashville darling and pop superstar Taylor Swift graced the city, her fans and the NFL Draft with her presence Thursday afternoon when she appeared at a much-discussed new mural in the Gulch.
Then she announced on Instagram that she would be joining ABC’s Robin Roberts and other stars for the special “2019 NFL Draft on ABC” on Thursday night.
And that’s not all.
Taylor Swift told Roberts she’s releasing a new single and music video called “ME!” on Friday that’s about “embracing your individuality and really celebrating it.”
In the interview during the 2019 NFL Draft show, the pop star said the song features Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.
“I think that with a pop song we have the ability to get melodies stuck in people’s heads and I just want it to be one that makes (people) feel better about themselves,” she said.
Swift has been teasing fans for weeks with clues about a new project. She surprised a few hundred fans Thursday when she visited the butterfly mural she commissioned in Nashville.
Swift thanked the artist who created the mural in an Instagram post on Thursday. She also thanked her fans for showing up, saying: “I’ve never been more proud of your FBI level detective skills.”
“The fans are amazing. I can’t believe how dedicated they are,” Swift told Roberts. “I can’t believe how much they care — so it makes it more fun for me to create music, to create music videos.”
“@kelseymontagueart helped me pull off the best surprise clue reveal today in Nashville!!” Swift wrote on Instagram. “Thank you to everyone who showed up, I’ve never been more proud of your FBI level detective skills. Next clue: I’ll be joining the magnificent @robinrobertsgma for a chat tonight on ABC live from Nashville 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕”
Roberts will also be joined by Luke Bryan, Bobby Bones and other great guests!
News 2 will be LIVE from the NFL Fan Experience during our broadcasts at 4, 5, 6 p.m. as well as our special “The Draft in Music City” at 6:30 p.m. ABC’s NFL Draft special, which airs exclusively on News 2, starts at 7 p.m. CT.
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