It was 1982, and Amy Kurland, a 27 year-old culinary school graduate, was opening a café in the strip mall of an upscale Nashville suburb. She had no idea it would eventually become the most influential listening room in America.

Featuring unforgettable performances by Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Maren Morris, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell and many more, we’ll explore the past and present of this accidental landmark, hear the origin stories of music royalty, and follow emerging singer-songwriters as they chase their dreams.

This is an underdog story. This is a story of perseverance and hope. This is BLUEBIRD.

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Brian Loschiavo




Director: Brian Loschiavo
Producer: Erika Wollam Nichols, Brian Loschiavo
Cinematographer: Jeff Molyneaux
Editor: Brian Loschiavo
Music: Roger Alan Nichols
Principal Cast: Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Maren Morris, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, Connie Britton, Charles Esten


Publicity Contact
Jennifer Vessio
Sales Agent
Andrew Herwitz, Film Sales Co.
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Music
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 87:35 mins