Taylor Swift Gives Surprise Performance, Shoots Whiskey at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe

Nick Sanchez
April 2, 2018

Swift's United States tour in support of her latest album, Reputation, launches in May. Swift asked the crowd, strumming her guitar. "I didn't have the experience of a writer writing something and then it going out into the world and you hearing it from someone else's perspective until recently", she explained.

"I've had several music industry execs say 'You're doing another music video about girls?' I literally looked at them and was like, um, yea..."

Wiseman, who has penned tracks like Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying", was the sole performer listed Saturday, but Swift appeared unannounced to share the stage, shocking the 40 or so patrons in attendance.

According to the Tennessean, Swift was brought onstage by the night's main billing, Craig Wiseman. At one point, the legendary songwriter joked that he would sell the empty bottles from which Swift drank, and donate the money to charity.

Swift has previously echoed Kiyoko's sentiments in her own way.

When Swift was 17, she had a co-writing session with Wiseman that just did not end up being very fruitful.

The fan's comment read: 'I think people are actually misinterpreting the quote.

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. Swift particularly wanted to express her admiration for the Bluebird, which is where she was first discovered as a young singer-songwriter. "She charted follow-up country hits including "Our Song", "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me" before shifting her creative focus to pop music in 2014 with her album "!989".

Swift launched her career from Nashville as a teenager in 2006 with her song "Tim McGraw". These days Swift's country performances are nearly as rare as her club shows.

Kiyoko, an out and proud gay singer who often refers to her female love interests in her music, called out music execs for resisting her overtly-gay tracks in an interview earlier this week. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.

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