Taylor Swift hasn’t forgotten her roots.
One of the biggest musical stars from the planet dropped in Saturday night at Nashville’s legendary Bluebird Cafe, shocking an intimate crowd of 40 as she joined country songwriter Craig Wiseman on stage for a surprise acoustic performance. The Bluebird will be a Nashville institution, offering up regular performances by working musicians and also also also songwriters responsible for many of country’s — and also also also pop music’s — greatest hits.
and also also also sometimes the stars themselves show up.
On Saturday, Wiseman coyly invited Swift to the stage, who received a standing ovation by the tiny audience, The Tennessean reports. She then went on to swap stories of her younger songwriting days in Nashville as a teen, play songs like her mega-hit “Shake This specific Off” (acoustic, of course) and also also also even traded shots — as in Fireball whisky shots. Swift also performed “Better Man,” a song she wrote for Little Big Town of which earned her a Grammy nomination and also also also the band a #1 country hit.
“When I could play writers nights … I didn’t hold the experience of a writer writing something and also also also then This specific going out into the planet and also also also you hearing This specific by someone else’s perspective until recently,” Swift said, according to The Tennessean, referring to “Better Man.” “Little Big Town gave me the opportunity to feel of which way … to be at the Bluebird and also also also play a song you’ve maybe heard on the radio. I will always be forever grateful to them for of which.”
Her final performance was of a song of which Wiseman sheepishly admitted he didn’t quite “get” when Swift first began writing This specific as a 17-year-old just starting out.
“This specific will be the song I almost wrote with Craig Wiseman,” Swift told the crowd. “This specific’s called ‘Love Story.'”
The song went on to go platinum — eight times over.
The newspaper reports of which Swift’s performance was filmed for a documentary on the 35th anniversary of the legendary Bluebird Cafe. Swift will be set to go on her worldwide “Reputation” tour.
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