One of the most interesting — and surprising — celebrities that appeared at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville for the ‘Gone Country’ taping was none other than Mr. Bobby Brown. What a trip! He was fun to watch, and his song was quite good too.
Music And Songwriters
We’ve seen so many live music performances since moving to Nashville in 2001! Here you'll find photos and highlights from our favorite live music venues and in-the-round songwriter shows, plus unusual places to find singers & songwriters in Nashville.
We went to the Wildhorse Saloon for the taping of a CMT reality TV series called Gone Country, hosted by John Rich. The celebrities taking part in the show: Bobby Brown of Whitney Houston fame, Carnie Wilson, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, Diana DeGarmo from American Idol, Julio Iglesias Jr., Maureen McCormick of Brady Bunch fame, and Sisqo who sings ‘The Thong Song’. Here are some pictures…
We saw some rising stars at the Bluebird Cafe the other night. Overall, it was a great show. And the best part… you never know which ‘no-name’ you see today is going to be tomorrow’s next big star!
Are you a singer-songwriter? Have you had your 15 minutes of fame yet? Here’s information about how you can get your next big break. And, if you live in Nashville, it’s a fun thing to do as a spectator, too!
If you’re planning a visit to the Bluebird Cafe, here are some great tips before you go. Plus, our recommendations for making a reservation.
Thinking of going to the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville for the first time? Here’s what you can expect. Local residents share insider secrets and little-known facts about Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe.
I cannot believe how many times I’ve been watching a movie at the theater — or on DVD rental — and I’m always pleasantly surprised to hear that yet another Van Morrison song has made it into a popular movie. Here are all the Van Morrison songs that have appeared in movies.
I really like this album. I especially enjoy listening to it when I’m on long drives… like with the top down on the Jeep! Here’s my review, favorite songs from the CD, and some little-known facts about Johnny Reid and his newest album, ‘Kicking Stones’.
Pictures of Shawn Mullins at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, Tennessee, plus information about those cool t-shirts: ‘Nashville is the new LA’!
Here’s my favorite collection of Paolo Nutini music videos… some of his best songs. Enjoy!
The Listening Room Cafe is a new music venue in Franklin, Tennessee that will be opening soon. Stay tuned for grand opening details. Here’s the latest round of changes…
It appears that the song that plays in the background of the Rembrandt toothpaste kissing commercial is almost as popular as the commercial itself! It’s a song by Griffin House… here’s more about the song — including a video for the song ‘Waterfall’ — and a video for the Rembrandt commercial, too.
You can download Shaun Groves’ song ‘Miss Texas’ for FREE on February 2, 2007. Here’s how…
The latest buzz in Franklin these days is what the new Listening Room Cafe will be like! Most are excited to see another live music venue coming to downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Word is, the doors will open in February ’07.
It was about a year ago when Sara Evans and Craig Schelske appeared hand-in-hand at the Franklin Cinema where they gave fans the opportunity for lots of close-up photographs and autographs. Check ’em out…
Nashville’s got a Musicians Walk of Fame! Now, who could’ve ever imagined that?!? ME! Here are my thoughts on Nashville’s Walk of Fame honoring notable singers and songwriters…
Here’s a funny little story about how our blog called The Fun Times Guide led us — from Tennessee — to spend an evening with a really fun couple — from California.
Here’s a review of 9th Ward Pickin Parlor by Shawn Mullins. An incredible bluesy album with a lot of great mandolin and classic rock!
Here’s a long-overdue photo summary of the first ‘Songwriter Night’ we went to at the ‘new’ Puckett’s in Franklin, TN. Tonight’s singer-songwriters were: Marshall Chapman, Don Henry and Jon Ims. Check out our pictures…
We went to Mickey Roos in Franklin, Tennessee for their very first Songwriter Night. The singer-songwriters we saw were: David Lee, Wynn Varble, and Bob Regan. Here are the highlights…
In June of 2006, my husband Jim met up with Johnny Reid at the IHRA drag racing event in Grand Bend, Ontario. He was performing at the IHRA’s weekend concert. And the crowd went wild! More details about the weekend and a few more photos from fans here. That’s Funny Johnny… Johnny Reid took a […]
Fun photos and details of the weekend Johnny Reid performed at the IHRA motorsports event in Grand Bend, Ontario Canada. Here’s a fan’s perspective of the concert, according to Alice Couto, member of Johnny Reid’s Tartan Army fan club.
Here are our favorite places in Franklin and Nashville to hear live music in an intimate setting where you can get up close and personal with the singers & songwriters.
Here’s why I love Shawn Mullins… as a singer… as a songwriter… and as a multi-talented guitar player and musician. Some interesting behind-the-scenes facts and fun stuff about Shawn Mullins here.
Shawn’s new record, 9th Ward Pickin’ Parlor is an acoustic-based CD named for the New Orleans home studio where most of the album’s acoustic tracks were cut. Hear Shawn’s take on this new album, specifically how he chose its…
Who’s Crystal Taliefero?… Only the biggest name in backup singers on the planet! Here’s everything you could possibly want to know about Crystal Taliefero. She has performed on hundreds of albums and toured with legendary artists including John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, Michael McDonald, Bob Seger, Foreigner, Meat Loaf, Garth Brooks, Montgomery Gentry, Van Zandt, and dozens more! See how one girl (me) from Bloomington Indiana now living in Nashville Tennessee has become strangely “connected” to Crystal Taliefero (also from Bloomington and now living in Nashville).
A collection of videos of people singing… badly! Call it online karaoke. Call it a desperate cry for help. Call it their 5 minutes of fame. Most will call it FUNNY!
Napster has become the first legal digital music service to offer free, on-demand listening to over 2 million major and independent label tracks five times each! Yep… FREE!…
Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that you never really know what someone else is going through? Here are some hit songs that prove this point, plus my take on giving people the benefit of the doubt.
If you haven’t heard James Otto’s music yet, you’ve gotta give him a listen! His voice is SO strong, very bluesy with just the right amount of Southern Rock and even some Country. As a founding member of the Muzik Mafia, his upcoming album ‘The Otto Show’ is being produced by John Rich.
Nashville’s Lari White performs Johnny Cash songs on Broadway in ‘Ring of Fire’. Plus, she’s producing Country music albums, including Toby Keith’s latest album called ‘White Trash With Money’.
If you’re from Tennessee, and you like Survivor, The Apprentice, American Idol, The Bachelor, Nashville Star, The Biggest Loser, and other reality TV shows, then you’ll want to pull for these hometown favorites on popular reality TV shows. Check out all of these Reality TV contestants from Tennessee!
Sometimes it’s actually better to be a loser than a winner. At least on Reality TV shows like American Idol and Nashville Star that seems to be the case. Do you think these guys were losers?… Miranda Lambert, George Canyon, Matt Lindahl, Josh Gracin, Clay Aiken, Kimberley Locke, Diana DeGarmo, Bo Bice… to name just a few.
Opening night highlights for Nashville Star season 4. We were there… Here’s what we thought of the contestants: Jared Ashley, Shy Blakeman, Jewels Hanson, Nicole Jamrose, Monique LeCompte, Matt Mason, Kristen McNamera, Casey Rivers, Melanie Torres, and Chris Young.
Take a step back in time… what songs come to your mind when you think about your childhood? Here are mine. (Thanks, mom & dad.)
You’ll have to act fast, but iTunes is counting down to the one billionth song download… and YOU could be the lucky winner!!! The prize?… an iMac, iPods, and iTunes music download cards. Here’s the scoop.
Not sure what the name of a song is? Use your computer keyboard to tap the thythm of the song and SongTapper will help you find the name of the song!
Candace Corrigan knows the Nashville that nobody else knows. It’s more than just Country music.
Here are some photos from last night… We went to see Scott Holt perform at BB King’s in Nashville. He brought a number of fellow musicians on stage to perform on this night too!
Scott Holt Band has a new album called Revelator and can be heard locally in the Nashville area this December.
The biggest thing I’ve learned about The White Stripes is… Looks can be deceiving! Jack and Meg are two of the most down-to-earth people. Quite contrary to my initial perception of the band. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at The White Stripes band, including some of their songs and videos.
I tend to think that most people look silly when they’re dancing. Me included… and here’s proof! Just for laughs, here are some funny videos of people dancing. Or, TRYING to dance anyway.
Flight of the Conchords and their biggest fan site, ‘What The Folk?’ are explored here. Flight of the Conchords is a musical comedy duo from New Zealand. Their biggest hit in this country is called Business Time. Listen to Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement perform ‘Business Time’ and more here.
Paul Harvey is one of the most well-respected voices on radio… here’s ‘the rest of the story’ about Paul Harvey — the man.
Nancy Wilson of the rock group Heart is married to Cameron Crowe, the director of the movie ‘Elizabethtown‘. She was quite charming at the movie premiere, which took place in Franklin, Tennessee. Jim and I went to this event at the historic Franklin Cinema. We saw lots of Hollywood celebrities among the local music […]
Have you heard the song by Chris Rice — a Dove award-winning singer/songwriter — where he’s singing ‘Hallelujah’ in a variety of different cartoon characters’ voices? This cute little song has become somewhat controversial. It’s called ‘The Cartoon Song’ a.k.a. ‘Cartoons’.
Were it not for seeing her at the movie premiere of “Elizabethtown” in Franklin, Tennessee, I might not have found Patty Griffin’s music on my own. Patty is a singer with soul, and she has a fan club that…
Thanks Cameron Crowe… for introducing me to the band I Nine! Here are a TON of photos we took ‘front & center’ when I-Nine kicked off the premiere of ‘Elizabethtown’ at Franklin Cinema the other night…
The premiere of the movie ‘Elizabethtown’ took place last night here in Franklin, Tennessee. We ended up taking over 400 photos! Here are ‘the best of the best’…
Over the course of several weeks, we kept passing Brooks & Dunn’s tour buses on random roads outside of Nashville.