Keeping up with our New Year’s tradition, Drew and I flew to Nashville to spend time with his family in the Middle Tennessee area. After we got back from Nashville, a NYT article titled Nashville’s Latest Big Hit Could Be the City Itself popped up on my Twitter feed. The author summarized my perception of Nashville pretty well with this line: “On a Venn diagram, the place where conservative Christians and hipsters overlap would be today’s Nashville.” I’ve been to Nashville many times but on this trip I was able to visit a few new and interesting places that gave me an even better idea of what Nashville was all about. Below are a few highlights from the trip.
One of my favorite parts of the trip was visiting a little honky tonk bar called The Station Inn. Phil Madeira and his band played along with a singer by the name of Angel Snow.
You may know about the American Picker’s Antique Archeology shop in Iowa. But did you know they also have a shop in Nashville? It’s located in the Marathon Village area of Nashville in a building that was once a car factory. We spotted quite a few items from the show!
The Loveless Cafe is an interesting restaurant and collection of shops at the end of the Natchez Trace Parkway. I loved how the interior of the restaurant was decorated with signed photographs of various celebrities and country musicians. It used to be both a motel and restaurant but they converted the motel rooms into souvenirs shops. There is also a barn behind the shops that regularly hosts concerts and a radio show.
Great mural on the Marathon Music Works building!
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