The iconic “Bluebird Café” in Nashville has nurtured many of the most popular country music artists today. There are plans in the works to produce a documentary about the small listening room, which has played an important role in the careers of stars like Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerinii, and many other popular country artists, according to Rolling Stone Country.
A fundraising campaign for "Bluebird: The Movie" was launched at a Facebook Live event last week. The funds for the project are being raised via Indigogo, which describes the story of Bluebird Café as an underdog story. Fans who want to participate in the making of the film about the country music industry will want to pitch in and contribute to the endeavor. Donors who help to fund the film will get certain perks, including movies posters, T-shirts, and the opportunity to have their name engraved on one of the chairs in the Bluebird Café.
The feature film will reveal the stories behind the 35-year history of the unassuming strip-mall venue that has nurtured American singers and songwriters. The 90-seat Bluebird Café opened in 1982 in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville. The tiny venue would become a valuable showcase for aspiring artists and songwriters, including country star turned pop superstar Taylor Swift.
Directed by Brian Loschiavo and produced by Bluebird’s president and GM Erika Nichols, an astounding array of country artists are slated to share their reflections about the Bluebird. Artists who will appear in the film will include Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes, Old Dominion, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne, Charlie Worsham, Pam Tillis, Kacey Musgraves, Steve Earle, Kathy Mattea, and more, according to Rolling Stone Country.
The film will also include cast members from the CMT television show "Nashville," including Charlie Esten, Clare Bowen, Lennon and Maisy Stella, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, and Chris Carmack. The fictional characters of Nashville have appeared on a re-created Bluebird stage as their characters on the CMT drama.