Taylor Swift has done it again, giving her fans in Nashville Friday night the exclusive first look at the next release in her Taylor’s Version series of re-recorded albums. During the first stop of The Eras Tour in her hometown, Swift revealed that Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) will be released on July 7 in all formats, including a
Swift surprised her fans at the Nissan Stadium by performing the album’s title track, “Sparks Fly,” before revealing the album cover and release date on the big screens. Swift indicated in an Instagram post that the updated version includes six previously unreleased tracks:
Initially released in 2010, the Grammy Award-nominated album featured singles like “Mean,” and “Ours,” with the former winning a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song. Speak Now upon its debut sold more than a million copies in its first week, a record sales number for a solo female country artist.
Between the announcement, the
For context for those not in the know, since 2019, Swift has been re-releasing her pre-Lover albums in an effort to regain control of her music catalog. Swift’s former label, Big Machine Records,
Speak Now was a watershed release for Swift as it’s the only album where she has sole songwriting credits. With it’s new and improved re-release July 7, she’ll be halfway done with reclaiming control of her previous work.