The singer made an unannounced appearance onstage at the Bluebird Café, joining Craig Wiseman and performing stripped-down versions of her hits "Shake It Off" and "Love Story," as well as the Swift-penned Little Big Town hit "Better Man."
She reportedly garnered a standing ovation from the approximately 40 audience members in attendance.
As the Tennessean reports, Swift and Wiseman reminisced about their long history together, from shooting Fire Ball whiskey at CMT afterparties to Wiseman rejecting her initial idea for "Love Story."
See some first-hand accounts and video footage from the unexpected intimate show below.
Apparently the old Taylor isn't so dead, after all.
Well. Just saw Taylor Swift at the Bluebird Cafe with about 50 other people. She is very talented.— Amanda Holpuch (@holpuch) April 1, 2018
TAYLOR SWIFT IS REALLY OUT HERE PLAYING AT THE BLUEBIRD CAFE IN NASHVILLE IN 2018 pic.twitter.com/zIemeWlfjR— crystal ☾ (@swiftistrouble) April 1, 2018
TAYLOR SWIFT SINGING ONE OF HER BIGGEST HITS "SHAKE IT OFF" IN THE SAME PLACE SHE WAS DISCOVERED BY SCOTT BORCHETTA MORE THAN 10 YEARS LATER pic.twitter.com/vWg3xscMKe— ɐɔıuoɹәʌ (@soitfuckingoes) April 1, 2018
Taylor Swift went to the Bluebird Cafe and performing "Better Man" tonight. pic.twitter.com/v154C4GcdX— SWIFTIES™ (@SwiftiesIndia) April 1, 2018