Ashley Taylor: roots in Bakersfield

Country music has had a place in Bakersfield, California since the 1950s. Bakersfield is where the infamous sound made popular by Buck Owen and Merle Haggard called the “Bakersfield Sound” was created. The area has continued to be influenced by country music and up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Ashley Taylor, has brought her Bakersfield roots to the cityContinue reading “Ashley Taylor: roots in Bakersfield”

music city series: Opryland

This area of town is very important to me because I work at the Grand Ole Opry House. When people come into the Opry Shop, they always assume that there isn’t a lot to do in that area of town, but that’s far from the truth. If you stop by the Opry, be sure toContinue reading “music city series: Opryland”

music city series: Downtown Nashville

Welcome to the First Edition of the Music City Series! Anytime I have family or friends visit Nashville, I’m always asked the question, ”What should we do?” As Nashville continues to reopen, I want to share some of Nashville’s hottest restaurants, tourist attractions, shopping areas, etc. Be aware if you come to town soon, someContinue reading “music city series: Downtown Nashville”

the mom-shamers come out to play

Thanks to Coronavirus, people have been spending more and more time on social media. Some of these people have spent their time becoming more judgemental and hateful. I can’t turn on social media without seeing someone attacked for living their life. A recent victim to the mom-shamers is Maren Morris. Since Morris gave birth toContinue reading “the mom-shamers come out to play”

i’m REDNECKER than you

As mentioned in my “Tops of 2019” blog post, HARDY’s “HIXTAPE: Vol. 1” is one of my favorite albums. I was fortunate enough to attend his SOLD OUT show at Cannery Ballroom on February 20th. WHAT A NIGHT! Like most shows, I attended this one by myself. It’s usually easy for me to make friendsContinue reading “i’m REDNECKER than you”

how do you know if it’s fate?

It’s crazy to think that I’ve been single for the past four years. With failed attempts on dating apps and never meeting anyone in person, I’ve felt like I’ll never meet anyone. Of course, people say, “You’re only 22,” but I hoped I’d at least have a boyfriend by now. In the last few weeks,Continue reading “how do you know if it’s fate?”

tuesday night at the grand ole opry

Over the past few years, I have had the joy and honor of attending multiple Grand Ole Opry shows. Last year, I attended two performances, and this week, I got to participate in my first Grand Ole Opry show of 2020. During the performance on Tuesday, February 11th, I got to see Jeanie Seely, MaggieContinue reading “tuesday night at the grand ole opry”