The American leg of Taylor Swift‘s Reputation stadium tour is rolling through its final hours on Saturday (Oct. 6) in Arlington, Texas, but she’s going out with a bang by singing through one of the year’s biggest hits with one of the state’s strongest songbirds.
Maren Morris — an Arlington native — redefined the potential for pop-country crossover success with the January drop of “The Middle,” her chart-dominating collaboration with Zedd. Swift loves sharing the stage with close friends and favorite performers, so Morris was a perfect choice for the first of her two nights in Arlington, especially considering how “The Middle” has been stuck in the heads of listeners on a loop since the single first hit the airwaves.
Both Swift and Morris hit social media with loving messages and video of their joyful duet after the performance, with Swift gushing about how she was so delighted she was “really just bopping like an 8 year old alone in my room.” Morris responded by praising Swift and highlighting her role model status.
Rooted in country, 90s babies, genre-bending, unapologetic. I look up a whole lot to how you’ve made a career and I hope to someday achieve even a percent of what you’ve so gracefully cultivated @taylorswift13 . You know no boundaries, and that’s what music should be about. —- pic.twitter.com/QkE6F4fQjq
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) October 6, 2018
Watch Morris and Swift sing through “The Middle” below.