I still get all geeked up about flying. It means going to another place, maybe seeing something I haven’t seen and learning a thing.
Nashville was awesome. We landed in early in the afternoon, and had a chance to walk down Broadway to see a thing or two. This place has a lot of history, and I enjoyed the hell out of it.
Hey Jim! Had to have a beer in Tootsies. You’re right — if those walls could talk 🙂
The Ryman Auditorium. “The mother church of Country music”
I’m not into country music for the most part. But I was in the birthplace of it all, and you have to appreciate that. The Ryman was the home of the Grand Ole Opry, where Elvis played to an under-enthusiastic crowd, and Johnny Cash first met June Carter here. Even the story of Tom Ryman and how that whole place came to be is pretty cool.
My favorite spot I think, was this:
The Johnny Cash Museum.
Worth every penny of the 18 bucks and T-shirt. I was surprised how many really cool things they had. If you’re a Johnny Cash fan, this place is a must.
Johnny Cash, Marshall Grant and Luther Perkins. How it all started….
Have a love of music, put a dollar bill in the first 4 frets and come up with a sound people hadn’t heard before….
Anyone remember this old flick? hehe, I do.
Fairly awesome. Lots of Johnny and June’s things, hand written letters and history of the man in black.
Just around the corner is the Earnest Tubb Record store. It brought back a flood of Memories. My father loved Earnest Tubb. When I was a kid, the definition of torture was being stuck in the truck on a road trip while my father played Earnest Tubb. He’d sing out loud and everything. I had to check it out….
Earnest Tubb? Why, hello old friend….
The Texas Troubadour
I’d heard he had his old tour bus in his record store and I wanted to see it, but it wasn’t around anymore. It sounds like they consolidated a little bit — I gotta think with the fact that no one knows who Earnest Tubb is anymore (or buys records), and the price of real estate the record store holds, this place might not be around too much longer. I’m glad I got to see it.
The next day, we grabbed an Uber and went over to see Antique Archaeology, from one of my go-to shows American Pickers:
The best thing in the store was the one of a kind custom bike built my the famous pin striper Von Dutch:
Built in 1966 – Its a Harley Davidson XA with a shaft drive, some moto-Guzzi components and a 36 horsepower Volkswagen engine. One of a kind.
Nashville was awesome. I’d love to bring the wife here and dig a lot deeper.