One of the biggest musical stars in the world 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.
She continued to revel in the Bluebird's legacy throughout the night, including when she performed the song "Better Man", which she wrote for country group Little Big Town. Back in 2004, she was discoered at the very same cafe when she was only 15 years old.
"I wanted to say a big thank you to the Bluebird Cafe", she said, sitting next to Wiseman. They laughed at the memory of Wiseman passing her a couple of shots toward her through the crowd, not knowing if they made it to her or not.
After the song, she and Wiseman did shots of Fireball straight out of the tiny bottles. They wrote a different song, but Swift went home and finished writing her original idea. "This is the song I nearly wrote with Craig Wiseman", she said. While the singer was previously seen out and about with her former loves quite frequently, Swift and Alwyn are rarely seen in public and most definitely have not appeared alongside one another on any red carpets.
Kiyoko who recently came out, opened up in an interview with Refinery 29 where she spoke about her frustrations with the music industry. "I thought there was something to it". When she arrived, he showed her around, pointing out the bar and offering wine, but apparently what she was really interested in was access to the Fireball Whisky shot room.
The $20 concert marked a return to where Swift's career began.
According to the Tennessean, Swift's surprise appearance was being filmed for an upcoming documentary on the storied Nashville venue, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. To illustrate her point, she then performed "Shake It Off".