What a great day in Nashville! Lori C. and I have been enjoying the sights and sounds of Music City all day. We did the touristy thing this morning, walking around downtown taking pictures of all kinds of sights. We took the trolley tour around the city to get our bearings, and we visited the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Definitely worth a visit if you’ve never been there.
While out and about we ran into some of our friends from back home – here’s a shout-out to Donna C and Kathy R from HCMC, and Melissa B and Heather M from Sugartown Quartet. Great seeing you today! We also stopped by to visit our friends in Capri Quartet, and had the great fortune to listen in on their rehearsal. Even without their lead here yet, they still sound fantastic! And we sang a couple songs with them, just enough to say that we had sung something today. Later we ran into our friends from Surround Sound Quartet, and they sang a song for us. Sounds great, girls!
This evening after dinner, Lori and I walked up and down Broadway in the honky tonk district, looking for just the right club to visit. We chose Legends Corner, a great little bar right across from the Convention Center. At one point, a short guy in a black western suit and black cowboy hat walked in, followed by a huge guy in a similar black suit and hat. I joked to Lori “Hey, look, Kenny Chesney just walked in with his body guard!” Well, nope, not Kenny Chesney, but it was John Rich and Big Kenny, of the country group “Big and Rich”. Wow! John Rich got up and sang a couple songs with the house band, and then sang his new single “Shuttin’ Detroit Down”. The crowd really got rowdy when he sang the Big and Rich hit, “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy.”
Some daily stats for you:
- Miles walked: about 5
- Rhinestones on costumes in CM HoF: about 14,000,002 (and the SAI contest hasn’t even begun!)
- Tourist gift shops visited: about 5
- Tourist gift shops passed by: about 27
- Elvis memorabilia items on display: too many to count
- Street guitarists: about 10
- Famous singer sightings: 6 (2 country stars and 4 Queens of Harmony)
What a great day in Music City!