Nashville is a city in the midst of immense change. Over the past few years, the southern town has experienced such intense growth that it hit No. 20 on Forbes list of the fastest growing American cities in 2015. It feels like a town on the cusp of becoming a city, building itself up—cranes litter the sky […]
“Hop in. I need help carrying this beer up the hill.” Those words were spoken to me nearly 16 years ago but I remember them like they were a few months ago. It was a late afternoon on August 15, 1997, and “up the hill” was the mansion across the street from where I worked.
Imagine a young and nervous Elvis Presley getting ready to make his stage debut in front of a crowd that had no idea who he was—and probably didn’t care. They weren’t there for the unknown truck driver from the housing projects of North Memphis. He was just the opening act for country music singer Slim […]
How do you know a city has a soul? Can you feel it, touch it, smell it, or taste it? Close your eyes for a moment. Take a deep breath. Do you smell it? Reach down to the plate and rub your fingers along the rough texture. Do you feel it? Now pick the ribs […]
You may recall that I possess a drooling obsession with ladylike enjoyment of fried chicken. So imagine my beast-like frenzy pleasure at getting to visit Nashville, TN”s southern famous food fortress, Loveless Cafe and Motel. Loveless has served up staples like chicken, ham and biscuits for over 50 years and has seduced countless palates. Loveless? […]
The famed country music singer John Rich was hosting a private event at his newly constructed home in the heart of Nashville. The front of his monolithic house was lit with bright lights and an endless red carpet welcoming the super VIP guests into his private 5-story abode. It was the first time he opened […]