Taylor Swift and Blake Lively celebrate ACM Awards nomination of I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) for Video Of The Year: ‘Big group hug!’
Taylor Swift wasted little time in paying tribute to her collaborators after learning the Academy Of Country Music Awards nominated her song I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) for Video Of The Year.
The music video for the re-recording of the 2012 song, which is among the nine ‘from the vault’ tracks featured on Swift’s album Red, was directed by actress Blake Lively.
‘Ahhhhhhh congrats @blakelively, MILES AND @keleighteller!!!! BIG GROUP HUG!’ Swift wrote in a post on her Instagram Story, in a reference to Lively, along with actors Miles Teller and his wife Keleigh Teller.
Nominated: Blake Lively and Taylor Swift wasted little time in celebrating the nomination of I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) for Video Of The Year by the ACM Awards
In her Instagram post, the pop superstar went on to confess: ‘I loved making this video and it’s cool to see the @acmawards nominate it for video of the year.’
Lively, who made her directorial debut with the music video, also shared her enthusiasm for the nomination on Instagram.
‘This is entirely shared with every actor in front of the screen and our team of heroes behind the screen,’ Lively, 34, wrote.
Group effort: Swift congratulated Blake Lively, Miles Teller and Keleigh Teller for their work on the music video; while Lively gave thanks to all the actors and heroes behind the scenes
The music video, which features singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, has already gotten more than 32 million views, and counting, on YouTube since it premiered on November 15, 2021.
The singer’s recent collaborator and producer on Folklore and Evermore, Aaron Dessner, makes a cameo as a band member of her band.
Swift credits herself and Lively as writers of the video; while the actress also served as a producer along with the singer’s brother Austin Swift, Kathy Palmer and Jill Hardin.
Giving thanks ‘So grateful to Miles for being the greatest dance partner and friend to me. And @keleighteller, who is the coolest living human on planet earth. The bride was willing to risk it all,’ Swift wrote upon the release of the music video for I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) on November 17, 2021
Sharing the love: Swift gave actress and model Keleigh Teller a hug on the set of the video
Leading man: Acclaimed actor Miles Teller also appears in the video alongside Taylor Swift
The video will have some stiff competition at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will co-hosted by Dolly Parton, Jimmie Allen, and Gabby Barrett, on March 7.
The other Video Of The Year nominees include Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home); Chris Young and Kane Brown’s song Famous Friends; Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood’s If I Didn’t Love You; and the Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde collaboration Never Wanted To Be That Girl.
Swift is teaming up with Ed Sheeran on a new remix of his emotional ballad The Joker & The Queen, which drops on Friday.
Accolades: This is Swift’s first ACM Awards nomination since 2018
Awards show next month: Swift and director Blake Lively, who are seen sharing a hug, will find out whether the song wins Video Of The Year during the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on March 7