Nashville dedicates bench to Taylor Swift at Centennial Park

Swift is known to pay homage to Nashville in her music.
Published: May. 5, 2023 at 8:12 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – As Taylor Swift fans converge on Nashville for her Eras Tour concerts, the city is welcoming her home.

Swift, a Hendersonville High School graduate, was honored by the Nashville city government with a dedicated bench in Centennial Park. Swift is known to pay homage to Nashville in her music.

Swift’s “Invisible String” on her album Folklore references the park twice, including the lyrics, “Green was the color of the grass/Where I used to read at Centennial Park” and “Gold was the color of the leaves/When I showed you around Centennial Park.”

A plaque installed on the new bench reads: “For Taylor Swift – A bench for you to read on at Centennial Park.”

“Welcome home, Taylor,” Cooper said in the post. “As of today, you now have the perfect place to read at Centennial Park. Nashville is READY for this weekend.”

The city also made a proclamation celebrating Swift’s “homecoming weekend,” noting her move to Nashville from West Reading, Pennsylvania to pursue a career in music.

More than 180,000 fans are expected to attend Swift’s concerts at Nissan Stadium this weekend. Concerts are planned for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.