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Swift & Krauss’s Harmonic “When You Say Nothing At All” Throwback.

On September 25, 2015, Taylor Swift was enchanting the crowd at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena with her 1989 World Tour, famous for its surprise guest appearances that led to unique musical collaborations. This tour saw Swift performing alongside a host of stars like Little Big Town, Nick Jonas, and more, but it was her Nashville shows that truly shone.

That night, after performances with Kelsea Ballerini and Steven Tyler, it was Alison Krauss’s entrance that truly captivated the country music fans. As Swift played the opening notes of “When You Say Nothing At All,” a hit by Keith Whitley, anticipation built up. The crowd’s excitement reached a peak when Swift introduced Krauss, leading to thunderous applause.

Swift and Krauss’s performance was a beautiful blend of their voices, giving a new depth to the classic song, cherished by many for its expression of love and devotion. The song, written by Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz, gained additional acclaim when Krauss covered it in 1994, earning a CMA Award for Single of the Year.

This duet between Swift and Krauss wasn’t just a musical highlight; it was a testament to the timeless nature of great songs and their ability to bring people together. The resonance of their duet left a lasting impression on all who experienced it, proving once again the power of music to create unforgettable moments.

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