Well, it's been a while since I posted my last blog post! Sorry about that. I've been busy promoting my music still and gigging mainly, however there has been one big main event: My first trip to Nashville, Tennessee.
I've been back home over a month now, which allowed enough time for me to get over jet lag and get back into the swing of things (and yet I'm still so tired!). But it has also been enough time for me to have thought about what I want to write.
I want to tell you all about what I did on my trip and what is worth seeing/doing if you're planning your own trip to music city.
I flew to Nashville on Wednesday 14th March and flew back to England on Saturday 24th March. I flew from Manchester to London Heathrow, London Heathrow to Chicago and finally Chicago to Nashville. Let me tell you, I DEFINITELY don't want to do 4 airports in one day again anytime soon! But luckily I hear that there will be direct flights from London to Nashville starting next month, so if you are considering a trip there from the UK - definitely pay a bit extra and fly direct.
By the time I arrived on the Wednesday evening, it was around 8pm CDT (around 1/2AM GMT) so I was pretty tired and basically went right to bed - so nothing to report to you on day 1!
THE GRAND OLE OPRY
You can't go to Nashville without visiting its iconic The Grand Ole Opry House. What I love about this place, is that even if you don't know the act that's on or their music, it doesn't matter. You'll go and have a great time regardless and the buzz of the place is amazing. They really do have the best atmosphere and the most loyal fans. We were lucky enough to visit on the night of an Opry induction; a big honour to musicians/artists. We went on the night of Chris Janson's induction and Garth Brooks just casually came out to do the honours! An electric atmosphere and amazing to be sitting and watching it all happen. I also enjoyed watching Carly Pearce too! (Click their names to see! some videos of them)
THE LISTENING ROOM CAFE