Good Times in Music City

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.
The Station Inn

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!
Antique Archaeology Shop

Antique Archaeology Shop

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.
Loveless Cafe Shop

Loveless Cafe - Nashville, TN

We visited Yazoo and took a tour of the brewery. You won’t find their beer for sale too far outside of Tennessee but it is worth trying if you spot it!
Yazoo Brewing Company

Great mural on the Marathon Music Works building!
I believe in Nashville

Want more Nashville visuals? View the photos on Flickr.

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