"What do I owe the Bluebird? Just everything I've got," says Garth Brooks of the Bluebird Café, the iconic club that launched his career and those of many other aspiring songwriters and artists. As the fabled
A fundraising campaign for Bluebird: The Movie officially launched last week with a Facebook Live event at the club, featuring Lucie Silvas, Eric Paslay, new artist Tenille and songwriter Dave Barnes, along with Charles Esten, who made a surprise appearance after wrapping filming on Nashville. Currently underway, the fundraising campaign runs through November 20th. Numerous perks, from movie posters and T-shirts to the opportunity to have your name engraved on one of the Bluebird's chairs, are available to donors who help fund the film.
The documentary, directed by Brian Loschiavo and produced by president and GM of the Bluebird Erika Nichols, assembles a remarkable array of artists to help tell the Bluebird's unique, history-making, story, with slated reflections from
The 90-seat Bluebird Café first opened its door in
Brooks returned to the Bluebird last week for a private show set to air on his SiriusXM channel. Alongside the Country Music Hall of Famer were three songwriters who owe much of their success to both Brooks and the Bluebird Café: Victoria Shaw ("The River"), Tony Arata ("The Dance") and Kent Blazy ("If Tomorrow Never Comes").