Contrary to what Country Strong has you believing, there is so much more to Nashville than country music divas and nightly hoedowns. And while
we our moms sure did appreciate Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop guide to Nashville, we thought we’d turn to a bunch of really rad locals for their suggestions.
Chris Denney (Vocals, Guitar):
Bolton’s Spicy Chicken & Fish (or Bolton’s Hot Fish)
624 Main St Nashville, TN 37206
Joey Scala (Bass/Vocals)
Grimey’s New & Preloved Music
1604 8th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203
I’ve gotten Waylon Jennings’ Singer of Sad Songs
(at Grimey’s) and we had the pleasure of playing with
Alabama Shakes and Nikki Lane downstairs Grimey’s in
The Basement. Whether looking for the latest Light In The Attic release or for a used copy of any early Waylon record, Grimey’s will take care of you!
Sean Cotton (Lead Guitar):
1100 Fort Negley Blvd. Nashville, TN 37203
It’s the largest inland fort
built during the entire Civil War,
located 2 miles south of downtown.
Why do I like it?
Because I like History and shit.
Evan Scala (Drums) :
J. Percy Priest Lake
Also, we can’t forget about The Stone Fox… a bar, restaurant and venue space which is owned by William Tyler (Silver Jews, Lambchop, Bonnie “Prince” Billy” and his sister Elise Tyler (also the co-founder of Halcyon Bike Shop). It’s Located on the West side of town, a side that tourists don’t usually get the pleasure of visiting.
For more information about Nashville,
check out the
Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau