TAYLOR Swift fans are furious a legendary mural in her hometown of Nashville removed the star to add in cowboy hat crooner, Brad Paisley.
Immediately after it was announced the Music City landmark and famous photo attraction took out the country-singer-turned-pop-titan, her fierce army of fans blasted the move on Twitter.
Within minutes, “Young Taylor Ran Country” began trending on the social media platform – with many noting the monster success she found in the genre from an early age.
On Christmas, it was revealed that the iconic Nashville, Tennessee photo-op took Taylor, 31, out of the picture.
Legends Corner has remained a country music landmark over the years in the touristy area of Lower Broadway in the city’s epicenter.
The Willow singer-songwriter has graced the wall for years and is joined by 14 other country music legends – including Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton.
According to the artist, Tim Davis, three other singers will be added to the group – though it’s unclear yet who it will be other than Brad.
Swifties soon ran rampant on Twitter to get “Young Taylor Ran Country” trending to express their dismay.
“Taylor swift did not become the first woman to be awarded the pinnacle award and contributed so much to country music only to be replaced on a Nashville mural, utter disrespect.
“YOUNG TAYLOR RAN COUNTRY,” one angry critic exclaimed.
Another fired off: “ARE THEY FR???? COUNTRY WAS ONLY RELEVANT THIS CENTURY BECAUSE OF TAYLOR!!! SHE MADE IT MAINSTREAM WTF.”
“Yes, there was space for both. But no, they literally removed THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, THE ARTIST OF THE DECADE. I just feel bad for them, bye,” another noted.
While one more said: “Reminder that taylor swift aka the person getting removed from the mural has the most awarded country album in HISTORY.”
Alongside of a painting filled with only Taylor’s picture, another admirer quipped they “fixed” the mural.
Though fans now know the Grammy-winner as one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, she skyrocketed to fame early on in her career as a teen country star.
In 2006, she released her first album, Taylor Swift, as a 16-year-old with songs mainly written during her freshman year of high school.
Due to the positive critical acclaim and massive commercial success the record received, she went on to tour with country greats including George Strait, Tim McGraw and the man who replaced her, Brad Paisley.
Two years later, Taylor released Fearless – which went on to become the most awarded album in the history of country music and scored her first Grammy Album Of The Year win.
Fearless is one of the few albums to be certified diamond and is one of the best-selling albums of the 21st century.
The album also spawned the single Love Story – which went on to become one of the best-selling tracks in history.
Taylor broke a multitude of record with her next two country albums – 2010’s Speak Now, which she wrote entirely by herself, and 2012’s Red.
She made the official move to pop in 2014 with her enormous hit, 1989 – making Taylor the most successful pop-country crossovers in history.
In recent years, Taylor has continued building her legacy with 2017’s Reputation and 2019’s Lover.
This year, she shocked fans with surprise back-to-back releases of her brand new albums, folklore and evermore.
Both albums – which hits back to her country days – have gone on to be another commercial and critical hit in her discography.
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