The Bluebird Cafe Concert Series features Nashville’s renowned singers, songwriters, and musicians. We’re pleased to partner with the original Bluebird Cafe to bring these talented artists to Sundance. 

Jessi Alexander

Established singer/songwriter, Jessi Alexander is the writer of some of country radio’s chart topping hits. Alexander has penned four #1 hits including I Drive Your Truck, recorded by Lee Brice and winner of the 2013 CMA Awards Song of the Year, 2014 ACM Awards, and 2013 NSAI Awards. Additional number #1 hits include Blake Shelton’s Mine Would Be You and Drink On It. Alexander’s career skyrocketed with her song The Climb. Miley Cyrus recorded the song, and it soon became the anthem for her box office hit, The Hannah Montana Movie, as well as winning the 2009 MTV Movie Awards Best Song From A Movie. Alexander’s nine song album, Down Home is available on iTunes.

Deric Ruttan

Deric Ruttan is a Grammy nominated singer/songwriter and a Canadian country music artist. The writer of multiple #1 hits, Deric was raised just outside Ontario. After moving to Nashville, Deric attracted the attention and praise of songwriters Don Schlitz, Steve Earle, and Steve Bogard. Deric’s songs have been recorded by over 70 artists, including Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, and Darius Rucker to name a few. In 2013, he celebrated a multi-week #1 hit when Mine Would Be You, recorded by Blake Shelton, topped the charts for three weeks, as well as being nominated for Best Country Song at the Grammy Awards and Song of the Year at the ACM Awards. Deric is currently recording music for a new EP, to be released on his independent label, Black T Records. He lives just outside Nashville, TN with his wife Margaret.

Jonathan Singleton

Originally from Jackson, Tennessee, Jonathan Singleton’s gritty guitars and blues-saturated vocals draw from his Western Tennessee roots, while the stories and lyrical craft are pure Music City. Singleton drove to Nashville every chance he could during college to write and network and eventually landed a publishing deal with Universal South Records. As a songwriter, Jonathan has written hits such as Watching Airplanes by Gary Allan, Red Light and Let It Rain by David Nail, and Why Don’t We Just Dance by Josh Turner. More recent singles include #1 hit A Guy Walks Into A Bar by Tyler Farr, Grammy-nominated hit Diamond Rings and Old Barstools by Tim McGraw, and #1 smash, Yours If You Want It by Rascal Flatts. Other cuts include songs by Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Little Big Town, and more. His latest independent album The Getaway can be found on iTunes.

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Jul 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM