In today’s edition of
I’m taking you inside The Bluebird Cafe. If you’re a fan of the show I don’t need to tell you how popular this cafe is because of it.
The Bluebird opened back in 1982 and not too much has changed since then. You’ll see the same Pews in the far back corner, similar small round tables and a very small seating area that hold just 125 people. You’ll be shocked to hear how fasts those seats sell out. Before the show Nashville… The Bluebird was known for helping quite a few Country Legends start their careers:
Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Kix Brooks earned early affirmations when they auditioned for a Bluebird performance slot. Kathy Mattea and Garth Brooks received their first recording deals based on appearances at the club. Dustin Lynch purposely rented a home just blocks from the Bluebird when he first moved to Music City so he could frequent the venue and improve his writing skills.
-Tom Rolland (Billboardbiz.com)
Above, you can see me standing in front of the stage at the Bluebird. You may remember several scenes from the show NASHVILLE that were filmed right there. In fact, those scenes weren’t actually filmed in that spot. Erika Wollam Nichols tells me that the Nashville crew only filmed the Pilot of the show at The Bluebird Cafe. Then they recreated the entire cafe in a set replica that looks EXACTLY like the original but Erika can tell you that in our interview. Click below to catch the full segment:
Tune in tomorrow as I wrap up The Bluebird Cafe Tour.
NASHVILLE Premieres on CHCH tomorrow night.
Until next time,