Country Music and Cowboy Boots: CMA Fest 2015
If you’ve lived in Nashville for more than a few years, you know you DO NOT get near downtown during CMA Fest (formerly known as Fan Fair). I tried to meet a business partner for lunch at The Palm yesterday. Big mistake. A lot of the roads were blocked, tents and stages were going up, food trucks were staking out spaces, and tourists were walking the streets. Needless to say, we opted for a lunch spot a little bit outside of town, Pinewood Social. Anyway, you may wonder how we Nashvillians can spot a tourist. It’s the cowboy boots and cowboy hats. Don’t get me wrong, some Nashville residents wear cowboy boots on a regular basis. What we typically don’t do, however, is wear them with a cowboy hat to go shopping downtown. Our town thrives on tourism and I love it, we just know how to spot them a mile away and that is precisely as close as we want to get during this week.
This is the most exciting week of the year for fans of country music. There will be more country music on stages throughout our fine city than there is rhinestones on a Manuel jacket. You can meet and greet your favorite artist and maybe even run into a few at a local hot spot. I mean, this is Nashville. From Tootsie’s to The Bluebird, you never know who you may see, even some of the stars of ABC’s hit show, Nashville.
Now, I promised you some entertainment in this blog and I will not disappoint. I received a phone call from DR Horton’s Nashville manager last week, telling me that I was the winner of CMA Fest tickets for the big finale shows on Sunday. Admittedly, I am not much of a country music fan (don’t shoot me) but with artists like Keith Urban (yummy), Darius Rucker and Brad Paisley, it will certainly be enjoyable and will make for some great people watching. So much for staying away from downtown, I am going to get smack dab in the middle of the action. I will be sure to post photos on our social media, just don’t expect one of me in cowboy boots.
Don’t miss next time: Turning Water into Wine!
(Photos via http://manuelcouture.com/ and ddpavumba at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. Wife to Robert, “Mom” to Tyler and Livvie, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.