In April 2015, Swift invited lead singer Natalie Maines to be her special guest at a show in Los Angeles during which she revealed the Chicks' hit "Goodbye Earl
" used to be her "go-to talent show song. I've sung it probably 7,000 times in my life."
"If not for this woman and her band, I would not have known that you could be quirky, be fun, be yourself, be outspoken and brave and real," Swift added. "I wouldn't have, when I was, you know, 9 years old, gotten my first CD. I wouldn't have dreamed the things that I dreamed, and I wouldn't be standing on this stage today."