Country star Hunter Hayes was in Nashville on November 7, when he performed in CMA Country Christmas at Bridgestone Arena. The special, hosted by Jennifer Nettles for the fifth year, will be aired at 8:00 p.m. Monday evening. Soon after performing at the Arena, Hayes announced that he would be participating in the 2015 “Alive At The Bluebird” series kickoff. The first Bluebird series concert of 2015 will be on January 2, when the young star will perform with talented songwriters Lori McKenna and Barry Dean. The show will be at 9:00 p.m. at the famed Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
Alive At The Bluebird is presented by Tennessee Oncology and Jackson National Life Insurance Company and will feature artists such as Vince Gill, Darrell Scott and Kim Carnes. There will be over 100 songwriters and artist performing in the event that will support Alive Hospice’s mission of end-of-life care and support. The Bluebird Cafe “Alive At The Bluebird” series has raised over $600,000 in a 22 year period.
The Bluebird Cafe has been a Nashville fixture for many years. It’s an intimate, 90 seat venue that may not look like much more than a simple cafe from the outside, but on the inside, it’s a music factory where singers and songwriters unite and delight both the professional and casual listener. In fact, the cafe is one of the world’s most renowned listening rooms where the “heroes behind the hits” perform the songs they write, in the way it was intended to be performed. There is something so special about hearing a Billboard hit song done by the humble writer instead of the artist who made it famous, bringing humility and emotional placement to the piece.
No matter if you are a singer, songwriter, musician, producer, agent or simply a listener, Bluebird Cafe is a Nashville haunt you just do not want to miss, whether you live here or are just visiting. Since October of 2012, The Bluebird Cafe has made a primetime TV debut on the ABC drama Nashville, as a major factor in the show’s plot about Nashville and the music industry mecca it remains.