Nashville, Tennessee has so much to offer including great live music, delicious places to eat and plenty to do. Earlier this month, New York Country Swag spent three jam-packed days exploring everything Music City has to offer.
Right off the plane, we headed to see our friend, Gracie Moakler (wife of rising country star, Steve Moakler) at Thread Co. to check out their shop and see where their incredible custom made clothes are created. Keep a lookout for a full interview with Gracie hitting the blog soon.
After a quick bite to eat at Bartaco, we stopped by Broken Bow Records to chat with JoJamie Hahr, the VP of Marketing for the label. BBR is home to some of your favorite country artists including Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Chase Rice, Randy Houser and Lindsey Ell. The record label offices are located on Music Row, which is the heart of the music industry in Nashville. Music Row is home to hundreds of businesses, recording studios and writers rooms where your favorite music is written, recorded, produced and marketed.
Next, it was off to the Grand Ole Opry where we were treated to an incredible VIP tour and to some really emotional performances. Check out our full recap of our night at the Opry here.
Our second day in Nashville started off bright and early at the Cumulus Studios to hang with Ty, Kelly & Chuck’s morning show. We also took a tour around the building, checking out Kix Brooks’ recording studio and where Nash Nights Live with Elaina Smith and Shawn Parr is taped. Click here for more from our stop at the studio.
We headed to Hillsboro Village to eat at The Grilled Cheeserie, which offers not only insanely delicious and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches but great desserts and a friendly atmosphere. For a full recap of all of the food and the milkshakes, they treated us too, click here.
To continue our busy day, we headed to a number 1 party for Midland’s debut single “Drinkin’ Problem” at The Sutler which celebrated the writers, the artists, and producers of the song. Read more here.
Next up was a pre-party hang with Russell Dickerson and his entire team next door to the Exit-In. Russell’s sold-out album release show was so much fun and we were so happy to be able to fly in from New York to be there to support him. Check out a full recap of the show here.
Our last full day in Music City started off with a new trend in things to do, Goat Yoga. Yes, you read that right, we traveled to Brentwood, TN about forty minutes outside of Nashville to start our morning off with a yoga class with baby goats. The best part was the goats were all ready for October and Halloween, dressed in costumes. Read more about our Goat Yoga experience here.
Our last stop included eating lunch and learning how to make FGL House’s signature cocktails. The atmosphere is unapologetically, Florida Georiga Line, with memorabilia and artwork of the duo hung on the walls, you feel like you are walking into Tyler Hubbard or Brian Kelley’s house. With great food and even greater views, check out more about FGL House here.
The New York Country Swag team wants to thank everyone who opened their offices, restaurants, and hearts to us during our visit. We had the best time and will certainly be back soon.