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Inside Nashville's Sherrick and Paul Gallery
Nashville, Tennessee truly embraces its place as the heart of the country music industry, and doesn't take its reputation as Music City lightly. Art dealer Susan Sherrick—after working at some of the most influential galleries in the world—tells...
DESIGN
Nashville-Designed Peter Nappi Footwear and Accessories
In 2011, designer Philip Nappi and co-founder Dana Nappi sought to restore a century-old tradition of shoemaking that grandfather Peter Nappi brought to the US from Italy over 100 years before. With that, the brand Peter Nappi was born and the dedicated...
DESIGN
Nashville's Holler Design
by Chérmelle Edwards Matt Alexander grew up on a farm just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. After stints in Knoxville and Detroit, he found himself in Brooklyn, daydreaming about returning to his roots. His reverie eventually drew him back to his...
CULTURE
Johnny Cash Museum
While The Man In Black has always been a Nashville treasure, Johnny Cash's namesake museum is a fresh point of pride for Music City. Cash’s longtime friend Bill Miller started with his extensive personal collection of memorabilia, merged it with contributions...
OUTDOORS
5 Points
About 20 years ago, East Nashville—just over the Cumberland River—was far from the thriving neighborhood it is today, but a steady and determined rebirth in recent years has turned it into a vibrantly creative testament to the independent spirit. And...
FOOD
Hattie B's Chicken
Hot chicken is almost officially Nashville's official food: it’s a take on fried chicken that's generously slathered with a tastebuds-scorching mix of cayenne and spices, served atop a slice of white bread and simply appointed with pickles. Trendsetter...
SHOPS
Grimey’s
Founder of Grimey’s, Mike Grimes, is something of a local musical hero: He played with The Bis-Quits and Bare Jr., helped spur the dicey-to-trendy East Nashville renaissance with his much-missed venue Slow Bar and has served crate diggers at his namesake...
FOOD
Crumb de la Crumb
Crumb de la Crumb owner and cake artist Lorie Burcham aims to create sweet treats that look as special as they taste. From fire trucks to snowmen, pirate ships and princess tiaras, these cakes are artworks to behold. Burcham uses fresh ingredients...
FOOD
Barista Parlor
Owner of Barista Parlor—located in artsy, inclusive East Nashville—Andy Mumma took an unassuming concrete space on Gallatin Pike (which is almost ruined with fast food and title loan storefronts) and turned it into a stylish, quality-focused caffeine...
SHOPS
imogene + willie
Driving by imogene + willie's storefront in the bustling 12South neighborhood, visitors would be forgiven for thinking it's a gas station. Decades ago, it was in fact a gas station, and when Carrie and Matt Eddmenson refurbished the place to house...
SHOPS
Third Man Records
The moniker Third Man Records is a slight oversimplification of what visitors find in this downtown compound, which was launched, designed and spearheaded by rock'n'roll's Jack White (who earned his country stripes when he produced veteran Loretta...
FOOD
Loveless Café
Loveless Cafe cannot be mentioned without calling out the biscuits. The down-home eatery—tucked away about 30 minutes west of downtown—has been serving southern staples for more than 60 years. And it's revered the world over for those fluffy, buttery...
Nashville
Tennessee's capital has been on something of a roll in recent years. A southern, cosmopolitan city smack in the middle of the Volunteer State, Nashville has recently been dubbed a US' hotspot by several revered publications, and it even now serves...
CULTURE
The Joint Project, Nashville
Nashville may be famously known as Music City, but a new event is helping to raise the presence of visual arts in the city. Joint Project is the brainchild of independent curator Susan Sherrick and social media consultant Libby Callaway. The project...
CULTURE
The Silver Seas: High Society
They're called The Silver Seas and they used to go by the name The Bees, though not the U.K. version of the band. Confused? Don't be. The Silver Seas have released what will probably end up being on my top five album list for 2007. The album...
CULTURE
All Hail the Kings of Leon
Itís been some time since weíve been treated to good Southern Fried Rock ñ so we welcome, with open arms, the Kings of Leon. Like the Allmans and Lynyrd Skynyrd before them, the Kings of Leon stick to family: the band comprises the three Followill...