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11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit

This summer, I started a walking tour of downtown Nashville (walkinnashville.com). After twenty years of writing about music, and interviewing the likes of Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson, I figured it might be fun to share some of what I’ve learned, along with a few backstage stories. There are a number of tours on [...]

11 Country Stars and Their Cookbooks

1. Kitty Wells Country Kitchen Cookbook by Kitty Wells (1964) The Queen of Country Music published three volumes of cookery over thirty years. In addition to down-home delights like 7-Up Poundcake (which contains a full can of the soda), she also offered Tex-Mex and Hawaiian recipes. 2. Cooking With Kenny Rogers by Kenny Rogers (1987) Rogers was a [...]

Hands Across America: 25 Years Later

On May 25, 1986, over 5 million Americans linked hands to make a 4,125-mile human chain that stretched from New York City to Long Beach. They weren’t just big hand holding enthusiasts, though. They were participating in Hands Across America, a massive charity event and fundraiser that hoped to raise money for and draw attention [...]

Law Firm Opens Drive-Through Window

The Kocian Law Group in Manchester, Connecticut bought an old Kenny Rogers restaurant to use as an office. The building has been renovated to look like any other law office, except for the drive-through window: “We have drive-thrus for ATMs and we have that customer convenience. Why not a law firm?” attorney Nick Kocian asked. Kocian wanted [...]

The Late Movies: Fantastic Music Collaborations

Last week on The Colbert Report, noted folk / alt-rocker Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco fame) played a track with legendary soul singer Mavis Stapes. This performance inspired me to put together a list of other famous artists who have collaborated together. Some are pure awesome. Some not so much. I know I’ve missed a ton…leave [...]

The Late Movies: Dream Sequences

Mad Men fans know that before this week’s amazing episode (full of tractor accidents, taxidermied snakes and clandestine hotel magnate meetings), we had an episode dedicated almost exclusively to the birth of Don and Betty’s third child, packed with surreal dream sequences. We were given a prolonged look into Betty’s deep subconscious. Since then, I’ve [...]