I was sitting in a cafe late this afternoon in between West End and Vanderbilt University called Bean Central. I was waiting for Holly to get off work and I was catching up on some work with my AlphaSmart Dana. I was sipping on a Bass pale ale looking out the window when I saw Matraca Berg and her husband Jeff Hanna.
For those of you that may not be familiar with the Country Music market, Matraca Berg has a solo career, but is most noted for her songwriting. She’s penned such hits as Back In The Saddle, Wrong Side Of Memphis (Trisha Yearwood), and Strawberry Wine (Dena Carter). Her husband, Jeff is in the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, which is where Jackson Browne launched his solo career from. Not quite on the level of Garth Brooks, or Faith Hill, but definitely big stars in the own right. They were leaving the Essential Therapy Store and Spa and drove away in their gold Volvo station wagon.
Just goes to show you what living in Nashville is like. You never know who you’re going to run into when you just stand still for a few moments.
Oh, and since we’re on the subject of country music stars, Holly will be performing on June 26th at the Gibson Bluegrass Showcase. She’s performing in the Nashville Country Show talent contest. This is the first of many performances that we’re lining up in promotion of her new demo CD. If you’re in the area, we look forward to seeing you there.