Reviewers have acclaimed the slow and acoustically-driven track, which has backing vocals by Maren Morris.
The song was produced by Aaron Dessner and co-written by country composer Scooter Carusoe.
The new version is Swift's first to open atop the Billboard country chart, and her eighth No.1 on that survey overall.
The new version earned 5.8 million on-demand streams on release day and was downloaded 10,000 times in 24 hours.
‘This is the whole story, the entire vivid picture… the entire dreamscape that is my Fearless album.’
With ‘Fearless’, Taylor Swift became much more comfortable writing about herself – and broke industry records in the process.
Taylor Swift is one of the most successful country and pop artists of all time, with a critically and commercially successful catalog and countless hits.