While other coverage has typically zeroed in on one particular facet of the local scene — East Nashville, shopping destinations, food, and, obviously, music — American Way covers all the bases and offers us a nice little history lesson. Did you know that the first settlers in the late 1700s celebrated their arrival with buck dancing and fiddling? Kind of sounds like a night at Station Inn.
Of all of the attention we've been getting lately, this one really captures the overall spirit of Nashville as a creative capitol, or, as AW nicely puts it, a "multifaceted" city that "isn’t about a single kind of music, travel or living experience."
AW hits up local glitteratti including The Civil Wars, The Black Keys, Jack White, Keith Urban and Mayor Karl Dean. They also high-five the Music Business Council, the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, the developing Ryman Lofts and the expansion of corporations such as Viacom and BMI, painting a diverse, progressive picture of our city.
And, for those of you who like to stalk our local celebrities, AW asked a few of them about their favorite haunts. If you're looking for Patrick Carney, head to City House or The 5 Spot. Dan Auerbach? The old Melrose or Vinh Long Vietnamese-Japanese. Keith Urban? Grab a bite at Rotier's, Brown's or Jack’s Bar-B-Que. Just be cool, you know? This is Nashville, after all.