WANDERLUST: COUNTRY MUSIC DAY IN MUSIC CITY
It’s right up there with jazz and apple pie – country music is as all-American as it gets. Which is why it makes good sense that National Country Music Day shares a date with Independence Day on July 4th, the most all-American holiday in the calendar year. And since Nashville, TN is the epicenter of country music, we thought we’d share a few tips for spending the day in Music City, USA:
1. Eat: Ever had deep-fried pickles and catfish? We recommend you do! Try ‘em at Puckett’s.
2. Drink: Tootsie’s is an institution and a must-do. Go for the bourbon, stay for the live musical acts.
3. Listen: The Grand Ol’ Opry is country music’s most famous stage and one of the longest running broadcasts in history.
4. Dance: Young or old, expert or rookie, everyone learns to line dance at The Wild Horse Saloon.
5. See: The Parthenon – A full-scale replica of the one in ancient Greece, this CentennialPark structure now houses an art museum.
6. Sleep: Later.
Can’t make it to Nashville? Want a little country music to tide you over? Enjoy these gems:
And do binge watch all of the Nashville season’s on Netflix for the full fauxperience. Sequins, hip-huggers, sky high heels, power voices, big blonde hair n’ all (see outfits). Bonus, they literally have music from the show – and it’s aaaamazing… Hayden Panettiere can sing, for real guys.