Why the singer was reminiscing about her country upbringing post-VMAs

By Danielle Anderson
Updated September 01, 2015 11:55 AM
Courtesy Taylor Swift; Inset: Getty

Did the MTV Video Music Awards leave Taylor Swift feeling nostalgic for her country music days?

Well, maybe, but there was another inspiration behind the singer, 25, posting this oh-so-cute photo (of her and her brother Austin growing up on a Christmas tree farm in Pennsylvania) to her pal Lorde on Twitter.

The muse: something Austin, 23, whispered in Taylor’s ear at an after party.

“At the after party austin leaned down from the banquette heaving with models in vip to whisper in taylor’s ear ‘we grew up on a FARM!!'” Lorde Tweeted about Austin’s marveling at the way their lives have turned out.

The tweet then prompted Taylor to share the image from their idyllic days on the farm.

What’s that old saying? You can take the boy out of the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the boy!