CMA Festival Week

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It’s that time of year again. I love the CMA Fest week. I am a huge country music fan and a proud native of Nashville. I love it when country stars come back to the city. This week is always a busy week for me. I try to attend as many shows as possible.

Need some fun games to get you through the week? Or during the rainy moments that are predicted? Play one or both of these bingo games.

This one is brought to you by the guys at Nashvillist and works for both locals and tourist.

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This bingo game is for those who are locals like me. Very funny!

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Be sure to check out Nashville’s new convention center which is the host of the fan experience.

Nashville on the Cheap…. Check out this cool link from the folks over at WSIX on how to enjoy CMA Fest on the cheap.

Check here for free shows in downtown Nashville.

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I’ve already had the pleasure of hearing country singer, Randy Houser perform at the SiriusXM Highway Studio. I loved every moment of it. He is an amazing singer. I was even able to ask him a foodie question.

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Country Chic Chronicles: As a food blogger, I am dying to know your favorite food restaurant in Nashville.
Randy Houser: I love The Southern Steak & Oyster, Arnold’s Meat and Three, and Loveless.
CCC: You’ve mentioned before that you could’ve been a chicken farmer if not a singer, are you a fan of Nashville’s hot chicken?
RH: Oh yes, I love Prince’s Hot Chicken. Afterwards, I need to sit in a vat of ice cream.

Laughter ensues….

I was very pleased to have met him and I look forward to supporting him more in the future.

Music City Happenings: Country Music Style

There are plenty of country music events coming up in Nashville that will be connecting with the CMA Festival. I love supporting charities, so I will probably attend events that support local charities.

 

I have a fondness in my heart for Clay Walker. He is a huge Houston Continue reading

Music City on TV??

Have you heard that ABC is going to have a show called Nashville? Check out the trailer.

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The show seems pretty interesting. It will be fun seeing what they do with it. I did notice some Nashville landmarks in the trailer. Folks in the music business will sure be interested in this show since it tells the tale of authentic country stars vs. the autotune newcomers.

The show comes out this fall. Here is the description from ABC.

Chart-topping Rayna James (Connie Britton) is a country legend who’s had a career any singer would envy, though lately her popularity is starting to wane. Fans still line up to get her autograph, but she’s not packing the arenas like she used to. Rayna’s record label thinks a concert tour, opening for up-and-comer Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), the young and sexy future of country music, is just what Rayna needs. But scheming Juliette can’t wait to steal Rayna’s spotlight. Sharing a stage with that disrespectful, untalented, little vixen is the last thing Rayna wants to do, which sets up a power struggle for popularity. Could the undiscovered songwriting talent of Scarlett O’Connor (Clare Bowen) be the key to helping Rayna resurrect her career?

Complicating matters, Rayna’s wealthy but estranged father, Lamar Hampton (Powers Boothe), is a powerful force in business, Tennessee politics, and the lives of his two grown daughters. His drive for power results in a scheme to back Rayna’s handsome husband, Teddy, in a run for Mayor of Nashville, against Rayna’s wishes.

Nashville stars Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, American Horror Story) as Rayna, Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) as Juliette, Powers Boothe (MacGruber, 24) as Lamar, Charles Esten (Enlightened, Big Love) as Deacon, Eric Close (Chaos, Without a Trace) as Teddy, Clare Bowen as Scarlett, Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital) as Avery, Sam Palladio as Gunnar and Robert Wisdom as Coleman.

Nashville was written by Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise) who is an executive producer along with R.J. Cutler (The September Issue, The War Room, A Perfect Candidate) and Steve Buchanan. The pilot for Nashville was directed by R.J. Cutler. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Gaylord Entertainment.

Do you plan to check this show out?

–Country Chic Chronicles