The Bluebird Cafe is a 90-seat music club in Nashville, Tennessee that opened in 1982. The club features acoustic music performed by its composers. Some performers are established singer/songwriters, and others perform songs written by other artists. The Bluebird Cafe receives over 70,000 visitors annually. The restaurant has been featured as a location on the television drama "Nashville".

Taylor Swift (born 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. Her narrative songwriting, which often centers around her personal life, has received widespread critical plaudits and media coverage.

To pursue her music career, 14 year old Taylor Swift often visited Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital. There she co-wrote songs and tried to land a recording contract. Noting her dedication, Swift and her family moved to nearby Hendersonville in an attempt to further Taylor's career.

A stellar performance at The Bluebird Cafe helped her get a contract with Scott Borchetta, who had observed Taylor in action and caught his attention. She was signed with Borchetta's Big Machine Records and released her first single, "Tim McGraw," in 2006, and the song became a Top 10 hit on the country charts.

Swift also received critical praise for her debut effort. She won the Horizon Award from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Female Vocalist in 2007.

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