Alive At The Bluebird Concert Series to be Kicked Off by @HunterHayes

hunter hayesIn January 2015, Alive Hospice, The Bluebird Cafe and more than 100 songwriters and artists will celebrate 22 years of music for a special cause: end-of-life care and support for the grieving.

The 2015 Alive At The Bluebird series will kick off on January 2 with a young man that embodies the spirit of the longstanding philanthropic series: entertainer, songwriter, Platinum recording artist and award winner Hunter Hayes. Hayes will be joined at the 9:00 p.m. show by hit songwriters Lori McKenna and Barry Dean. In an effort to raise additional funds for Alive Hospice, Hayes will also participate in a meet & greet with fans following his Alive Hospice show. Ticketing for this special show and meet & greet opportunity will be managed and sold by Artist Arena. Tickets/reservations will be available TODAY (Friday, December 5) at 11:00AM CST via

Alive At The Bluebird, presented by Tennessee Oncology and Jackson National Life Insurance Company, continues throughout January with more than 100 songwriters and artists scheduled to perform including Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Kim Carnes, Matraca Berg, Don Schlitz, Josh Kear, Rivers Rutherford and Darrell Scott, among other Nashville favorites. Acalendar of Alive At The Bluebird shows will be available via and in early December.

“This will be the biggest and best year yet for Alive At The Bluebird, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Alive Hospice President and CEO Anna-Gene O’Neal. “We are just overwhelmed by the support of our featured songwriters, our sponsors and music-lovers. This concert series grows and grows each January, as does the impact it makes. Alive At The Bluebird directly benefits terminally ill patients and their loved ones, and we say thank you on their behalf. Please join us at The Bluebird in January!”

“After 22 years, the month of January continues to reflect the generosity of our songwriting community.  The songwriters we work with are eager to give back and to help by contributing their talent to Alive Hospice,” said Erika Wollam Nichols, GM of The Bluebird.  “We are delighted and honored that Hunter Hayes’ first Bluebird performance is a part of this month-long series of shows.”

This concert series has raised more than $600,000 over the years thanks to The Bluebird Cafe,sponsors, participating songwriters and fans.

Sponsors of the 2015 Alive At The Bluebird series:

Presenting Sponsors: Tennessee Oncology and Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Platinum Sponsors: Bass Berry Sims PLC, Cowan Benefit, InfoWorks and Metro Medical

Gold Sponsors: Avenue Bank and Mechanical Resource Group

Silver Sponsors: Adex! Homesellers, Blue Dog Merch, Frantz Building Services Inc., Highwoods Properties, Hylant, Pinnacle Bank, W Squared and ICD Flooring

About Alive Hospice

Alive Hospice is a nonprofit organization that provides compassionate end-of-life care, palliative care, grief support services and community education in 12 Middle Tennessee counties. Alive Hospice was founded in 1975, making it the first hospice program in Tennessee and one of the nation’s earliest. For more information, call 615-327-1085 or

About The Bluebird Cafe

The Bluebird Café is one of the world’s preeminent listening rooms gaining worldwide recognition as a songwriter’s performance space where the “heroes behind the hits” perform their own songs; songs that have been recorded by chart-topping artists in all genres of music. For more information and reservations, visit

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