(AP) - A 90-seat venue where country musicians try to get their big break is probably the last place you'd expect to find Steven Tyler, but that's where he was Tuesday night.

Tyler was in the audience at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville listening to four musicians. Singer-songwriter Marti Fredericksen was one of the performers, and he's co-written several Aerosmith songs. Fredericksen invited Tyler onstage to sing "Jaded." Tyler followed it up by jumping on the piano and singing "Dream On."

Tyler said afterward he has never performed in a room that small and he's in Nashville writing songs.