Taylor Swift Plays Surprise Set At The Bluebird
Taylor Swift returned to her Nashville routes on Saturday performing a surprise set at the famed Bluebird Café.
The night’s headliner, songwriter Craig Wiseman, invited Taylor to perform, and 40 or so lucky fans got to see an acoustic version of “Shake It Off,” “Love Story” and the Little Big Town song she wrote “Better Man." The performance was allegedly filmed for a documentary about the venue’s 35th anniversary.
"I wanted to say a big thank you to the Bluebird Cafe," Taylor said. "I think any songwriter in town would echo my sentiments and say that this is kind of the only place where this exists -- this particular place where you get to come and hear the writer's take on the songs they've put out into the world."
Sam Smith Opens Up About Anxiety
While Sam Smith may spend a lot of his life in the public eye, he admits he suffers from a lot of anxiety.
“I get massive anxiety. I really struggle,” he tells “The Sun.” “I thought I would be more in control of my body and emotions but I get so nervous, to the point I’m almost having panic attacks. Sometimes I need people who I love around me to tell me, ‘Pull yourself together, you’re being a drama queen — it’s too much now, Sam, so rein it in’.”
Sam says he went through a particularly bad period over the holiday season, but he found a way to cope. “My anxiety levels and mental health went through a shaky period at Christmas,” he shares. “But I’ve started meditating now, I am not drinking, I am trying to look after my mental health.”
He adds, “Mental health issues are coming to the fore because people are starting to talk about it. So many people go through stuff. For me, my music has been my therapy.”
Music Quickies Miley Cyrus gets into the Easter spirit:Miley Cyrus certainly was in the Easter spirit this weekend. The singer shared a series of Easter pictures on Instagram, with photos showing her as an elegant bunny in pink, wrapped in an Easter basket .Justin Bieber reminds fans of the importance of Easter: Justin Bieber posted a message on Instagram yesterday reminding his fans the importance of Easter. "Jesus has changed my life," Bieber writes. "Easter is not about a bunny, it's a reminder that my Jesus died on the cross for my sins and then rose from the dead defeating death!” He adds, “I believe this happened and it changes everything! I am set free from bondage and shame, I am a child of the most high God and he loves me exactly where I am, how I am, for who I am." .Gwen & Blake attend Easter services with the family: Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and her three sons spent Easter together yesterday morning. Photographers caught the family leaving Easter morning services in Los Angeles, with Blake holding Gwen's four-year-old Apollo.