I got to walk around downtown Nashville tonight. This place is a song writing factory. There are bands on hundreds of stages every night for one to two hour sets, and song publishing houses nearby. You can see song writers singing the hits they sell to the big houses. If they can pull it off the song publishing houses will pay them a yearly salary to write songs every day. This is the closest thing I’ve seen to having modern arts patrons in our society.
I wasn’t ready for how much neon was on the strip. It’s totally different than the country scene I pictured in my head. After walking around and watching some singer/songwriters at a few places we hit a couple of the more famous bars, famous because country music legends sometimes frequent them. I had a Bud light at a bar called Winners and then another one at a bar called Losers with Richard and the singer of a band called Black Jack Billy.
Then that was enough for me. I’d rather get up early than stay up late. Hopefully we can hit the Johnny Cash Museum tomorrow.