The weekend before thanksgiving Kev and I had planned a mini weekend in Nashville to continue our anniversary celebration. We then found out this gal was also planning to be there the same weekend to celebrate her 30th birthday. It was a no brainer that we would celebrate together. And we celebrate we did! Kev and I had such a good time with them...as we always do!
Kev and I headed to music city friday afternoon and first stop on our list - The Loveless Cafe. Our fave!
Kev had the best bbq turkey breast I have ever tasted. I had fried chicken with hashbrown casserole and southern green beans. Yum! We then split a piece of pecan pie that was to die for.
After our food coma kicked in, we headed downtown to our hotel.
Nashville was CRAZY that friday night. There were so many people in town for the George Jones Tribute concert....every hotel downtown was sold out. Kevin and I had toyed with the idea to get tickets to the concert, but decided against in earlier that week as we had tickets to the Opry on Saturday.
I semi regretted not buying tickets when I realized how many country music legends were going to be singing George Jones tunes.
The good news was that they were playing the concert downtown on big projectors and movie screens. All of Broadway was shut down for the event. We headed to Broadway to catch the show outside....brrrrr was it cold. Then low and behold the crowd parted, the angels sang and this sweet man out of nowhere approached us with two free tickets to the concert! Say what?!?!?!
Kev knew how bad I wanted to go so it was a no brainer!
4 hours of George Jones with A list country music starts. I was on cloud nine!
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
The Oak Ride Boys
Blake and Miranda
all singing the best of George Jones
My country music heart was so full. Hearing Alan Jackson sing He Stopped Loving her Today was a bucket list moment for me.
Saturday morning we had brunch in midtown at Jackson's, followed by a little day drinking on broadway...which is my favorite thing to do in Nashville, btw.
I swear that city sings to my soul.
Dana and her hubby, Chris, met us at the hotel Saturday evening and we had planned a birthday dinner celebration at Merchants. The fried green tomatoes were the bomb!
After dinner, we killed some time on Broadway checking out the Saturday night bands before we headed to the Grand Ole Opry show at The Ryman. Chris and Dana had got us tickets - they are sweeties those two. We are absolutely obsessed with out friendship with them! We are 4 peas in a pod :-)
At the Opry - it was more Vince Gill, "Deacon" from nashville and Lee Greenwood to name a few.
Sunday morning we had brunch at The Southern. Which was AHHHMAZING! Dana had recommended it and we will be going back. The baked oysters were to die for and Kev's chicken and waffles were so yummy too. A must for our next Nashville trip.
We stopped for a photo op on our way back to the hotel before we said our goodbyes.
Counting down till the next time we can go back to music city! Love that town!