I am here in Music City…Nashville, TN, and having a blast! I’m very excited to go to the Opry tomorrow night. Craig Morgan is getting inducted, and there is going to be a great lineup of performers. Today, I toured RCA Studio B, where Elvis recorded for so many years, and I got to bang out a few notes on the Steinway piano he played. Our group also recorded one of his songs in studio. It’s amazing how well we can sound with the right recording equipment! I had the opportunity to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and had a delicious bbq dinner at the famous Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville last night. Later tonight, we’re headed to the Bluebird Cafe, a real cool spot for local muscians and songwriters.
The Opryland Resort is where we’re staying and it is huge! With 2,881 rooms, it is the largest non gaming property in the country! We took a boat down the 1/4 mile that runs through the hotel through the lush gardens. Since eating is one of my favorite pastimes, I enjoyed the buffet breakfast at the Waters Edge…an omlet station, cereals, fruits, as well as the usual breakfast fare. They even have a few fresh squeezed juices, like the detox drink for those who party it up a little too much the night before at their nightclub, Fuse, which has quickly become the hottest nightclub in Nashville. I hope to check it out tonight and try their signature cotton candy drink. Sugar and alcohol…should be interesting! Tomorrow, I’m looking forward to spending time at the Ryman Auditorium and the honky tonks downtown. No matter when you go into places like Tootsies, you will always hear a wanna be performer. It’s pretty neat how many talented people are here in Nashville. The city has a great energy…lots of entertainment minus the craziness of NYC or LA.