As a singer-songwriter, going to Nashville has always been an aspiration of mine and before I went, I sought advice from some amazing mentors, however, after being there, I have also picked up a few tips of my own!

Here are 5 things, I think, you need to know about Nashville, to give you a little taster into the world of Music City.


One of the main attractions of going to CMA fest, was having the chance to meet some of my favourite country music artists and see them perform in an intimate setting.

Granted, seeing the headliners perform in Nissan Stadium was pretty darn excellent too! (Can I get a minute of appreciation for Luke Bryan’s butt shaking’ y’all!) (more…)

I first became aware of ‘Music City’ when I was about 19 years old.

I was watching Taylor Swift’s ‘Journey to Fearless’ (when I was meant to be studying for my summer exams!) and she spoke fondly of a magical place that could make all her dreams come true; Nashville, Tennessee.  It sounded pretty wonderful, but,  also pretty far-fetched!  Then, a few years ago, at the more grounded age of 24, (jokes!) a TV show hit our screens in the UK, dramatising the lives of fictitious country music stars and the seed was sown…I was going to get my ‘butt’ to Nashville. (more…)