The Bluebird Café Presents: “An Evening with Toby Keith & Friends featuring Bobby Pinson & Scotty Emerick”
The Bluebird Café’s 2011 BirdSongs Series continues on Tuesday, June 28th at 9PM with an extra special evening featuring singer/songwriter Toby Keith. The show will be an acoustic performance at the intimate songwriters’ venue. Keith will take the stage with long-time collaborators Bobby Pinson and Scotty Emerick.
“It’s an honor to have a writer/artist of Toby Keith’s stature perform here at The Bluebird Café,” said Erika Wollam Nichols, GM of the legendary venue. “People automatically recognize Toby as a superstar but don’t always realize that he is an amazing, and award-winning, songwriter as well. We are thrilled to have him performing with his co-writers in support of The BirdSongs Series.”
The BirdSongs Series was created last year to help pay off the debt accrued through NSAI’s purchase of the legendary club, a venue that has been instrumental in the development of so many performers’ careers. Songwriters from rising stars to top hit writers rallied to help the venue that gave many of them a start. This year artists are joining the ranks of those who recognize the significance of this tiny, yet influential, music club and are lending their support through a series of shows that will benefit The Bluebird Café and ensure its future.
On both the importance of songwriting and The Bluebird, Keith had the following to say, “God blessed me to be a songwriter first and foremost. I remember going to writer's night at the Bluebird. It's great to have a place for songwriters to showcase their songs. It can open a door that just makes a song fly. Just one moment of inspiration and you're off. Nashville needs to keep the Bluebird alive and thriving.”
While both Pinson and Emerick are Bluebird veterans, the evening marks Keith’s first-ever scheduled performance at The Bluebird Café. Throughout the performance, Keith will play a Takemine guitar. At the conclusion of the performance, the guitar will be signed by Keith and auctioned off to the highest bidder. All monies collected from the guitar auction, as well as the cover charge(s) for the show, will be donated to The Bluebird Cafe to help ensure that the venue will continue to be here for both songwriters and friends in the community for many years to come.
An Evening with Toby Keith & Friends featuring Scotty Emerick & Bobby Pinson will take place at The Bluebird Café on Tuesday, June 28th at 9PM. Doors open at 8:30PM. Admission is $75 for regular seats and $150.00 for gold circle seats. Reservations for the general public will be available Wednesday, June 22nd, at 8:00am central time via www.bluebirdcafe.com.
More information about upcoming BirdSongs shows is available at www.bluebirdcafe.com – shows will be added as they are confirmed.
The Bluebird Café is one of the world’s preeminent listening rooms and has gained 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. Located in a small strip mall outside of downtown Nashville, the 100 seat venue is unassuming in appearance but some of the most significant songwriters and artists have performed on this stage including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, and the Sweethearts of the Rodeo. For more information, please visit: www.bluebirdcafe.com
From his first single and No. 1 smash "Should've Been A Cowboy" to his latest album and Billboard Top 200 chart-topper Bullets In The Gun, Toby Keith has been one of the most consistent self-directed hit makers of his era. At the core of Toby's unparalleled success is his songwriting, which has powered an astounding succession of hit songs. He has been the principle creative force behind songs that have competed and won at the highest levels of commercial music for nearly two decades – to the tune of more than 70 million spins on commercial radio stations nationwide. He has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International with its Songwriter/Artist of the Decade distinction, and is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year. On its own, Keith's songwriting is a career beyond imagining, but it is also the foundation of a much larger entertainment presence. His albums have sold more than 33 million copies, ranking him among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard's Top 200 Artists of the Decade. Keith is also Billboard's No. 1 Artist of the Decade and No. 1 Country Songwriter of the Decade, as well as Forbes’ highest paid Nashville musician. His tours, long sponsored by Ford Trucks, have drawn more than one million fans each year for the last decade. His 2011 Locked & Loaded Tour will replicate the feat beginning June 30 in Mt. Pleasant, MI.