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Here are photos and highlights from the first big show at Nashville’s Listening Room Cafe featuring: Tony Mullins, Bob DiPiero, Chris Wallin, and Aaron Barker ‘in the round’. The Listening Room Cafe recently moved to downtown Nashville, TN after being located in Franklin, Tennessee.
Last night we got to see Shawn Mullins perform “in the round” at the Bluebird Cafe. What a treat! There’s nothing better than seeing your favorite performers in small settings like such small, intimate places. Along with Shawn Mullins were Chuck Cannon and Mac Davis. I know… what a group! And we had great seats.
Isaac Hayes died today. Here is my one brush with greatness… the day I met that sharp dressed man named Isaac Hayes.
Whether you’re new to Franklin, TN or just passing through… chances are, you might want to get some recommendations from others before visiting a local business establishment for the first time (especially if you’re in need of a service that could be fairly expensive). That’s why we’re providing this list of all our favorite local businesses & services (including realtors) in Franklin, Tennessee that we like to support whenever we can — and why we think they’re the best. These Franklin, TN businesses have earned our business — time and time again. (By the way… no, we’re not getting any compensation from any of the folks on this list.)
It’s hard to find a good doctor that you like, and can trust — no matter where you live. We’ve been with each of these doctors throughout the entire time that we’ve lived here in Franklin, 6 years and counting.
Actress Sean Young put on her dancin’ shoes and sang a Country song that she co-wrote with a couple of Nashville songwriters at the season finale of Gone Country 2. The show was taped at the Wildhorse Saloon. Her song was called “Time For The Boy To Grow Up”.
Jermaine Jackson performed at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville during the final taping for Season 2 of Gone Country. His song was a mellow one. It was called ‘Loving You Is The Natural Thing To Do’. He co-wrote it with Nashville songwriters Billy Lawson and Anthony Smith.
The folks at Anheuser-Busch have created a new Bud Light Real Men of Genius ad. This one’s called Mr Sad Country Song Songwriter, and they’ve dedicated it to Dierks Bentley — one of Nashville’s top singers and songwriters! Here is the commercial, along with the words & lyrics.
There are a lot of interesting notes about Lorenzo Lamas and his performance at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville — for the taping of Gone Country 2. For starters, his daughter Shayne Lamas was the lucky bachelorette chosen by Matt Grant on this season’s The Bachelor. And Lorenzo’s ex-wife Shauna Sand was at this show with their little girl.
The moment Mikalah Gordon stepped on stage at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville for the season finale of Gone Country 2, she had the crowd on their feet and cheers from every corner of the place. Not only was she the ‘hottest’ chic in the competition this year, most of the guys in the front row were convinced she was the hottest thing in the building!
Sebastian Bach of Skid Row has been called a lot of things, but I doubt he’s ever been called a Country music singer before! He gave the Country music industry a run for its money recently when he participated in CMT’s reality TV series called Gone Country. We were there & snapped these photos…
I’ll be watching Nashville Star 6 this season. But, oddly enough, I think I’m more interested in seeing the judges than some of the performers themselves! I’m diggin’ the fact that Jeffrey Steele is a judge. Finally… more Jeffrey Steele in the limelight! Here’s more about the Nashville Star judges: John Rich, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jewel, and Jeffrey Steele.
Chris Kirkpatrick from NSYNC was the first celebrity performer to appear on stage at the Wildhorse after John Rich did his pre-show for Gone Country 2. The song Chris performed was “That Will Get You By”. He wrote it with the help of Nashville songwriters, Trevor Rosen and Shane (sorry, didn’t catch his last name). Good song!
Last night was the season finale for Gone Country 2. Actually, the series hasn’t even started airing yet on CMT, but they were taping the final episode ‘live’ at the Wildhorse Saloon. We were front & center and captured these photographs of the celebrities performing.
Jingles, a new Reality TV show created by Mark Burnett will begin airing on CBS Sunday, July 27th. The show will feature 8 one-hour episodes. Think you have what it takes to wow Fortune 500 companies with fun jingles for their products? They’re holding auditions for ‘Jingles’ in Nashville at the end of May!
We’ve been utilizing the door-to-door drycleaning service provided by Clean Threads for years now. When we first signed up for it, we were both working outside of the home and we had a lot of professional business attire that needed frequent dry cleaning. These days, we only dry clean a few items each month. Here’s why we’re still using Clean Threads…
There are lots of fun places to eat in Franklin, Tennessee. Give the wheel a spin, and find a new restaurant to try for a change!
Nashville, TN ranks very high in a number of different areas. So do Franklin, Tennessee and most specifically, Williamson County. Have a look…
We got tickets to the CMT Awards Show, and we snuck a camera in. Here are the photos we took of the performers at the show — and what each performance was like.
As it turns out, Tornado Alley is a VERY loosely defined area. There really is no solid definition of the areas included in Tornado Alley maps. But here are some facts showing that Tennessee should probably be included in Tornado Alley. See for yourself…
We ordered our first pizza from Garlic Jim’s Pizza in Franklin last night. It was AWESOME! Best pizza in town! Here’s why we love Garlic Jim’s Gourmet Pizza, and why we’ll be going back again… and again… and again…
Below are some questions I have about the business of songwriting… particularly in the County music industry. See which answers I’ve found along the way. But hopefully, we’ll learn a few things from those of you who actually know these answers firsthand and take the time to chime in in the Comments.
Koi Sushi & Thai is a new restaurant in Franklin, TN. I’d love to hear from you if you’ve eaten at the Koi restaurant in Franklin. I have a hard time getting past the name on the sign…
Wondering who penned which songs on CMT’s Gone Country music competition? Here are the professional songwriters — all from Nashville, the celebrities who were responsible for singing their songs, and the title of the songs they wrote for the show Gone Country.