CMT Will Air a New Documentary About The Bluebird Cafe Later This Month

The beloved Nashville music venue is credited with Garth Brooks' and Taylor Swift's rise to stardom.

If you've been to Nashville, you've likely made a pilgrimage to the vaunted music venue that is The Bluebird Cafe. And even if you haven't been to Nashville, you've probably heard of this famous club that has helped catapult many musicians to fame. Perhaps most notably, there's Garth Brooks, who regularly played at the venue's Open Mic and Sunday Songwriter’s Shows before he was "discovered" there by a talent scout and signed to Capitol Records. As a 15-year-old, Taylor Swift also caught a big break at the Bluebird Cafe when music executive Scott Borchetta invited her to join his new record label.

Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee
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Now, on Wednesday, February 19th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, CMT will exclusively air Bluebird, the documentary that celebrates this fabled space, which first opened in 1982. As CMT's writer Alison Bonaguro described the venue and documentary in an announcement of the film's debut, "The 35-year-old accidental Nashville landmark — a tiny strip-mall venue on Hillsboro Pike with only 90 seats — altered the course of country music history. And this film takes you on a journey from The Bluebird Cafe’s humble origins to its status as the modern-day proving ground for Nashville’s singer-songwriter hopefuls." Notable musicians featured in the film include Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Maren Morris, Trisha Yearwood, Jason Isbell, and Kacey Musgraves. Watch the preview below.

We don't know about you, but this two-and-a-half-minute clip certainly has us excited to invite some friends over and plop ourselves on our couch come February 19th to watch the documentary. Based on the preview, it seems like we'll be treated to more than a few familiar song performances in the film.

Have you had a chance to visit The Bluebrid Cafe? If so, whom were you lucky enough to see perform and what did you think of the experience? We're excited to bring a bit of The Bluebird Cafe magic to our living rooms, ladies and gents. Sit back, relax, and prepare to be serenaded.

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