Sequins, Show and Country Music – Welcome to Nashville!
There’s something about Nashville that speaks to the thespian in me. How can you not love a town where tassels are considered a manly accessory, big hair is beautiful and sequins are appropriate decoration for all? Combine it all with a cowboy hat and a southern twang and you’ve just immersed yourself in the Country music capital of the world. It’s the thrill of the show, a flash of brilliant costumes and a good story all wrapped up in a hometown song. Welcome to Nashville!
We entered this town on a steaming Tennessee weekend looking to be carried away by guitar tunes and southern BBQ, and we found both. The Country Music Hall of Fame was our first stop. This gorgeous museum traces country back to its roots. From the fiddle-tunes of European settlers, to the five-string banjo of african-americans, you can hear how tunes developed from the first recordings in 1920’s to bluegrass and honky-tonk in the 1930’s and 40’s to the rockabilly greats of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash in the late 1950’s and beyond. Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, Lester Flatt, Roy Rogers…all the greats have passed through here, and you can’t help coming out with a smile and a hint of two-step in your boots (you did wear boots, right?)
With our history in line we spiffed up our outfits, puffed our hair and went out for a night on the town. A full plate of smoked ribs at Jacks and a walk down Broadway gave us the perfect combo. Here you can hear the modern beat of Country Music live in the bars, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage or rock it out to street-players looking for the big break. As Charley Pride so beautifully said “there’s enough room in country music for everyone”, and in Nashville you’ll get the show to boot.
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