Taylor Swift had a monster year thanks to her back-to-back surprise albums. But apparently, her juggernaut success wasn’t enough to keep her on a Nashville mural depicting some of country music’s biggest stars.
Per TMZ, Swift will be removed from the iconic mural and replaced by singer Brad Paisley. Swift had long appeared on the popular tourist attraction, alongside living legends like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and Reba McEntire.
While artist Tim Davis didn’t say why Swift was being erased, let’s face it — she’s been far removed from the country music universe for some time.
Swift is notorious for having one of the most rabid fan bases in music, so you can imagine how her removal from the mural sat with her fans. Hint: not well.
Taylor Swift, an artist who has the most awarded country album in history and “has achieved both national and international prominence through at levels unique in country music,” is having her spot on the legends corner mural given to Brad Paisley and for what??? pic.twitter.com/r5iisHF06H
— ahmed ™ (@ahmedswift13) December 25, 2020
Taylor swift did not become the first woman to be awarded the pinnacle award and contributed so much to country music only to be replaced on a Nashville mural, utter disrespect
YOUNG TAYLOR RAN COUNTRY pic.twitter.com/pHXNxqMXQM
— Hana 🤍 (@MissAmericHANA) December 25, 2020
I’m at a loss for Taylor’s removal from the mural in Nashville. She expanded the boundaries of country music and brought so many fans to the genre that wouldn’t have listened otherwise. Country music would not be as popular as it is today were it not for Taylor Swift.
— “Hi Adammm!!!” LOVER SECRET SESSIONS - NASHVILLE (@TheAdamReeves) December 25, 2020
Taylor literally has the highest selling country album in history. There was PLENTY of space in that mural to put Bradley without covering her up. #TaylorSwift #bradpaisley #countrymusic #legendscorner pic.twitter.com/zLdFXYU4Sc
— Watermelon Candy ミ☆ (@SourCandyBite) December 25, 2020
Me installing myself into the court system as a judge just to try the case of Me v. Nashville Mural Department for the crime of removing one of country's best selling artists of all time from that iconic mural:#taylorswift #YoungTaylorRanCountry pic.twitter.com/tD5TdoXu5y
— Andrew (@AndrewCote91) December 25, 2020
— Lina 💜 (@august_exile13) December 25, 2020
Taylor Swift has done just as much for Country music as any other artist on this mural. I’m disgusted https://t.co/P8mNqVmUIz
— Kyleeann (@yourflannelcure) December 25, 2020
Nashville really took Taylor Swift who is the youngest person to ever win 'The Pinnacle Award' for her contribution in country music & popularized the genre overseas off of the Legends Corner Mural, and gave her spot to Brad Paisley who released a song like ‘accidental racist’ 😐 pic.twitter.com/w8DFqCEkCO
— arpit ⛄ (@briannerbananer) December 25, 2020
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