Insider's Guide to Nashville, Tennessee
Ladies' Home Journal
Ever since artists like Elvis and Dolly Parton got their start in Nashville, the city has become a magnet for up-and-coming musicians and throngs of fans. “The best singer-songwriters in rock, country and pop come to Nashville,” says country singer Sarah Darling, who moved here eight years ago to launch her music career.
Darling recommends you hit Broadway and check out the small clubs, cafés and restaurants that host live performances. She likes Tootsies Orchid Lounge, where the bar’s namesake served beers to Patsy Cline and Waylon Jennings back inthe 1960s. 422 Broadway; 615-726-0463; tootsies.net. Next, she suggests you head to historic Printers Alley, a district where you can test your singing chops at Ms. Kelli’s, one of Nashville’s biggest karaoke bars. 207 Printers Alley; 615-255-4423; mskellisnashville.com.
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