I have been to Nashville MANY times, but this last visit was different. The reason that my husband and I made the trip, was to be part of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of Greater Nashville.
Even though we don’t call Nashville home, we felt it was fitting since my friend Cheli was from there and she lost her battle with the disease last November. When Becky Harris asked for people to join as part of her “Team Chris Young”, we knew that we needed to seize the opportunity and honor Cheli on this day. Now, if you know me, you know that Country Music has always been a HUGE part of my life and that Chris Young is currently my #1 favorite. But, that didn’t even matter on Saturday. I was glad to be a part of this team and what we were supporting, and I do have to give Chris credit for getting out of bed on a Saturday morning and joining us. It was cold, but the support was amazing. A big THANK YOU to Chris Young, Becky and Michael Harris, and all of the other people who came to walk with us. Team Chris Young was well represented and so was our support to find a cure for breast cancer.
While in Nashville, since we got into town on Friday, instead of Saturday morning as planned, my husband and I decided to go out and see what Nashville night life had to offer. We’d never really had the chance to just go see what the city had to offer and I have to admit, I requested some ideas for places to visit from the awesome Kris Rochester. I figured he’d have the best insight. 🙂 And, he didn’t steer us wrong. My husband decided we should have dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and I didn’t argue. I think that I had more fun watching the people at the table next to us, who were dressed for Halloween and obviously had already had a few too many to drink, but the food was decent and the service was good, so I have no complaints. Kris had recommended Robert’s, Tootsie’s, and Honky Tonk Central. I didn’t have high expectations, we just wanted to hear some good music and enjoy some good drinks. Neither of these places disappointed. We went to Robert’s and Honky Tonk Central first, because Tootsie’s was very crowded. Then, my husband stumbled upon a karaoke bar. That might have even been the name of it, I’m not sure. The first two singers were pretty impressive. I have to admit that I am probably not a good judge, because I am way to critical, but I did enjoy their sound. But, that quickly ended when a bachelorette party took over the mic. After two songs from them, I had to leave. I think that my ears were actually bleeding. Haha Then, it was off to Tootsie’s and we again found talent. I came to the conclusion, over an 8 hour period of the night life, that Nashville is full of undiscovered talent, a lot of which sounds better than what is played on radio today, but that is another story.
Next time you are in Nashville, be sure to check out some local talent. I know that Nashville is full of mega-talent, super talent, good talent, talent, “wish they had” talent, and “just don’t care I’m going to sing anyway” talent, so there is something for everyone, no matter what your preference. And, who knows, you just might find a diamond in the rough. Thanks again, Kris, for pointing us to some great places.
Oh, and before I close, let me say, next time you are in Nashville, visit Gigi’s Cupcakes. Just the smell in that place will make you feel guilty, but their cupcakes are AMAZING!!