by Ezra Marcus
Taylor Swift knows how to bring out the big guns. A few months after releasing what may be the most star-studded video of all time with “Bad Blood,” Taylor made a big splash on her 1989 World Tour yesterday (Aug. 24) when she brought out Alanis Morisette, Natalie Maines,and Ellen DeGeneres.
On the third of her five nights playing at L.A.’s Staples Center, Swift brought out the former Dixie Chick for a rendition of “Goodbye Earl.” She told the crowd how much Maines’ music meant to her:
“I can safely and honestly say I would not be a musician if it had not been for this artist,” Swift gushed. “I would not have wanted to be a country artist. I wouldn’t have dreamed the things that I dreamed, and I wouldn’t be standing on this stage today.”
Later on, Swift brought out Alanis Morissette to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “You Oughta Know,” and told the audience that Morisette “taught us you could get really, really mad if you wanted to.”
Last but not least, DeGeneres appeared on stage to try on a bunch of different outfits for “Style.”