Taylor Swift embraced her Nashville roots during Music City Station on her reputation tour. The pop superstar performed at Nissan Stadium and remembered how she and her mother visited the CMA Music Festival at the venue as daily fans shortly after moving to Nashville from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. In 2011, she played a typically short CMA party that was played on the big stage but never went to the stadium until Saturday night. She brought her spectacular production with a huge video wall, two satellite stages and numerous inflatable snakes (19659002) Swift was thrilled to be at home, talked long about how the city has changed, and used Nashville's growth as her own visual Metrics for the time, a theme that dominated her often touches throughout the evening. She is a completely different artist than the one who released her self-titled debut at the age of 1
This untouchability came into focus during the show's surprising moment, a collaboration on Swift's debut single "Tim McGraw" with guests Faith Hill and McGraw himself. Swift welcomed Hill who, after appearing under the stage, took his place lost in the texts. Swift stepped in and calmly set the ship before introducing McGraw for a decided meta-moment, with all three singing the name check choir.
Earlier in the night, on one of the B stages, Swift nodded to her country gangs with the tour debut of "Better Man," the ballad she wrote for Country Vocal Group's Little Big Town. As she drummed her guitar under a bright full moon and surrounded by the flashing interactive bracelets of the fans, the inclusive Sing-Away Swift's goal was to connect with every corner of the stadium.
These were the tracks from Swift's last album, Reputation which eventually made up the bulk of the setlist. Show opener "… Ready for It?" Fairly muscular and oversized, "Delicate" found Swift singing from a basket over the crowd, and "Getaway Car" transported fans across vast desert images into the wilds of the American West.  However, the final line "That's why we can not have nice things" was amazing when Swift and her army of dancers romped in front of an eerily real image of an ornate building whose façade exploded behind them. Fireworks and flames shot overhead. It was Swift who blew her call but still kept her place in the city that had built her.