February 26, 2018
By: Erica Rose


This past weekend my husband and I went to Nashville for a few days.  I’ve wanted to go for a while, however I was hesitant for one reason.  I wasn’t sure how I felt about leaving the kids.  I was really nervous.  But, let me tell you mama’s- it really wasn’t that bad! And I enjoyed myself!  I know the kids had a good time with their grandparents as well.  But, I must admit I was ready to come home and see them by the end.


Nashville is a great little city (although I probably shouldn’t call it little, apparently 100+ people are moving there a day.)  I can also see why it’s called “Music City.”  Everything is based around music there.  It’s really amazing.  Nashville has really blown up since the ABC television show, and all the construction was a bit of an eyesore. However, it wasn’t hard to see that music is the heart of that city.  Every bar on Broadway was unique.  While they may not have looked like much from the outside, most had so much history in them.  Whether it was in the name, on the wall, or on the bar.  And someone wason stage performing no matter the time of day.  There was a lot of great talent, but one of my absolute favorite places was called “The Listening Room Café.”  For those who never heard of it, it’s like the Bluebird Café, only bigger.  But it still had that intimate feeling.  The night showcased four different performers up on stage, each sitting in a chair with their guitar.  They were all so talented, and they were songwriters.  It’s easy to overlook the people behind the music, the ones who are not up on stage singing, but if you think about it - these people are the real talent.  These writers are the reason stars like Kenny Chesney, Tim Mcgraw, and so many others have number 1 hits.


We also caught a show at the Grand Ole Opry, walked around the Country Music Hall of Fame, and saw the sports museum in the Bridgestone Arena.  Really we took in as much as we could in our short amount of time!  The Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center was incredible as well (look it up if you don’t believe me.)  All I can say is if you are a country music lover, then Nashville is a must see!