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…