alive at the bluebird

A Year-Long Series

Alive’s annual fundraiser with The Bluebird Cafe takes place with several events throughout the year! By purchasing tickets, you’re helping write a better ending to a life story.

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Events throughout the year!

We are excited to offer a variety of venues and ways to experience the Alive & The Bluebird series. See below for upcoming events.

Proceeds from this event support Alive’s community services: grief support, financial assistance for patients when insurance doesn’t cover everything, education for families and professionals, grief camps for kids, and more.

Alive & The Bluebird in the Boro

April 28 at Saddle Woods Farm featuring Tim James, Dan Couch, and Rivers Rutherford!

About the Venue:

Saddle Woods Farm is a unique and rustic property equipped to host a multitude of customizable events from weddings to corporate events, video shoots, and fundraisers located at 9522 Franklin Rd in Murfreesboro, TN. Saddle Woods Farm has been featured in Vogue, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Good Morning America, and more!

Ticket Details:

  • Single General Admission Ticket: $150
  • VIP Upgrade for 2 people: $200: priority parking, early admission, reserved seating at a cocktail table near the stage, swag bag
  • Half Row (6 seat bundle): $750, a discount of $25 per ticket: reserved seating, free Alive & the Bluebird tee-shirt
  • Full Row (12 seat bundle): $1200, a discount of $50 per ticket: reserved seating, free Alive & the Bluebird tee-shirt

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Register here for the silent auction.

Tim James often says he is blessed when discussing his music career. And when you hear him pick up a guitar and play a song, you realize he has, in fact, been blessed with a unique ability to weave beautiful yet simple details into the narrative of a song. Having grown up in the shadows of Music City in nearby Murfreesboro, Tennessee, James was within a stone’s throw of the country music capital of the world. James wrote “My List”, recorded by Toby Keith, and turned out to be the 5-week #1 song, which went on to be the most played song of the year in 2002 and has since been on albums that have sold over 10 million copies. He received an ASCAP award for “It’s Good To Be Us” by Bucky Covington, a BMI award for “Holler Back” by the Lost Trailers, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2009 for “All I Ask For Anymore” by Trace Adkins. In 2011, James was nominated for the ACM Song Of The Year with “Love Like Crazy” recorded by Lee Brice. “Love Like Crazy” still stands as the longest-running song in the history of the Billboard Charts.


Dan Couch is a 20 year veteran of the Nashville songwriting community. He’s had more than 50 Major Label cuts resulting in 10 radio “Singles”, 6 Top 40’s, two #1’s, two Platinum or Multi-Platinum Records and 3 Gold Records. In addition to radio airplay, his songs have been heard on ESPN College Football GAMEDAY and recently in the hit TV series YELLOWSTONE. Dan has made a career out of writing songs with his friends Kip Moore, Cody Johnson, Jackson Michelson, Canaan Smith and Elvie Shane and hopes that Shane’s current radio single “County Roads” becomes his next #1 Hit!


With a name like Rivers Rutherford, it’s no surprise this soulful storyteller and recent Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Famer was destined to become one of music’s most talented and accomplished singer-songwriters. Rutherford came out of the gates swinging at 21 years old, landing his first cut with American legends Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson (aka The Highwaymen). What followed were a dozen #1 hits, multiple Grammys, CMA and ACM nominations, and over 20 ASCAP awards, including both of the coveted awards for Country Song Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year. You’ll see Rivers’ name on #1 songs by artists like Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Dolly Parton (for the stunning and Grammy-nominated duet “When I Get Where I’m Going”), and Brooks & Dunn—penning the duo’s most successful single ever “Ain’t Nothin’ ‘Bout You, which spent 6 weeks at #1 and won both Billboard’s and ASCAP’S Song Of The Year. Rivers has also enjoyed success with Country giants the likes of Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire, and hosts of others. Currently signed to Verse 2 Music, Rivers continues to write with and for the biggest names in country music. He’s also returned to his early troubadour roots and maintains a rigorous touring schedule, bringing his rip-roaring brand of no-holds-barred entertainment to audiences all over the world who come to hear his familiar hits straight from the source.


Thank you to our Event Committee!

Nikkole and Jimmy Aho
Kimberly Mitchell Allen, LBMC
Alison Drowota
Debbi Hooper, First Horizon
Molly Nemeth
Josie Tappel
Michelle Warren

Limited Edition 2022 Event Merch!

Alive & The Bluebird Unbreakable Wine Glass – $15

Alive & The Bluebird 29th Anniversary Poster– $5

Alive & The Bluebird T-shirt – $20 (2 colors)

Alive & The Bluebird Neoprene Can Holder – $5

Alive & The Bluebird Wine Bottle Koozie® Kooler – $10 (Not Pictured)

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