Bluebird Cafe

Photo courtesy of Bluebird: The Movie

The Bluebird Cafe is headed to the big screen. The documentary, titled Bluebird: The Movie, will debut in March at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival in Austin.

Located in the heart of Green Hills, The Bluebird Cafe's history dates back to 1982. Since then, countless aspiring songwriters and household names — some of whom were even discovered there — performed at the famed 90-seat venue.

"We are honored to be chosen to premiere our film Bluebird: The Movie this March at SXSW Film Festival," the Bluebird Cafe said Wednesday. "We're so excited to tell the stories of Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift and so many other songwriters who have been a part of the Bluebird history."

The feature film covers the venue's 36-year history, unearthing stories from those who have worked, performed, been discovered and helped preserve it. In the trailer, you'll hear from Faith Hill, Kacey Musgraves, Vince Gill, Kelsea Ballerini, Trisha Yearwood and others.

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"If you had a discography of all the songs that got played in here, I bet it would just be staggering," Vince Gill says in the new trailer for the film.

"All walks of life are inspired to come here and tell their story," Kacey Musgraves later added.

The Bluebird Cafe launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in 2017, raising more than $40,000 to complete the film.

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.


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