Grammy Award winning Kirk Whalum's accomplishments include 12 Grammy nominations and international recognition. He welcomes us to Nashville, Music City with a bit of history.
Nashville's South Broadway
Musician Clarence Dobbins tells his story about growing up in Nashville.Dobbins began singing at the age of seven after gaining inspiration from the likes of Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, Albert King, Bobby “Blue” Bland and even the smoother Soul stylings of Donnie Hathaway. After serving his country in the Marines he started performing professionally. In 1977 he joined The Kadillacs as their lead singer before starting his own R & B aggregate the Clarence Dobbins Revue by 1979, opening for Nashville artists like Freddy Waters, Lavart Allison, and Rufus Thomas, to name a few. He and his band are currently headlining throughout The Nashville and Memphis area.
Nashville has some spooky landmarks including the Tennessee State Capital.
Nashville Stage on Broadway
THE STAGE ON BROADWAY is a little bit Texas and a whole lotta Nashville.
Nashville Steel Guitar, Rusty Danmyer
Rusty Danmyer has been playing steel guitar and dobro for 35 years. His early desire to play music came from watching and eventually "sittin in" with his father, Dave and his grandmother, Virginia. During these early years, he developed an incredible love for traditional country music and bluegrass. Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina, he played with different bands in the area including many with his guitar and banjo playing father.
Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1946, the orchestra is one of Tennessee’s largest and longest-running nonprofit performing arts organizations. With 140 performances annually, the Symphony’s concert schedule encompasses a diverse mix of classical, pops, jazz and family programs, along with extensive community outreach efforts.
Nashville's Fabulous Honky Tonks
For those who don't know, a honky tonk is an establishment that contains at least one rockin' stage, cold beverages, and a party that lasts all day, everyday. And we mean every SINGLE day. Nashville's Honky Tonk Highway, located on Lower Broadway, is a row of these beautiful things pumping live music into the streets from 10am to 3am. One of the best parts: it doesn't cost a thing. Meaning no cover charge. Meaning save your money for more important things like the tip jar! Because in Music City we understand music should be shared to all. And you never know who you’ll see in these Lower Broadway clubs. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Gretchen Wilson, Dierks Bentley and other stars began their careers on this amazing street. MEANING the person you see singing on the stage in Music City might be the next big thing. So travel along with us as we hit each honky tonk on Music City's Honky Tonk Highway.
Jim Hampton & The Heyseeds
Jim Hampton tells his story.
Nashville Jack's Bar-B-Que
In 1989, Jack Cawthon stood styled in his distinctive riverboat hat on that opening day of the original Jack’s Bar-B-Que, right there on the corner of Broadway and 1st Avenue in a tiny concrete block building overlooking Riverfront Park. It was the first casual restaurant on Broadway to open after many years of decline in the area. Some people even say it was Jack’s Bar-B-Que that started the current revitalization of lower Broadway. With his steady stream of hickory smoke, locals and visitors alike soon came and told others while in Nashville, “Go to Jack’s!”
Nashville's Commerce Street Grill
Commerce Street Grille is located on the first floor of the Renaissance Nashville Hotel (611 Commerce Street). Our casually elegant Grille Room features grilled steaks, fresh fish & light entrees. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner daily, featuring the best breakfast buffet in Nashville along with an express lunch buffet. Commerce Street Grille offers Complimentary Valet Parking during your dining pleasure.