For most of us it was our first time to Nashville, the home of country music and President Andrew Jackson. We had two shows lined up for the weekend and no expectations or plans besides playing those. Friday around noon we took off in a mini van and a big green truck and about 6 hours later we arrived in a cloudy but warm Nashville.
Rocketown was our first event. It is a cool little ministry founded by Michael W. Smith that features a skate park and concert stage. We loaded in, grabbed some Mexican food, and watched the skaters for a bit.
We even worked in some karaoke after the event. We have the live recording of Derek singing “Come Sail Away” if you would like that little gem! I’ll just say that when the hair got let down the crowd went wild.
A big THANK YOU to our house hosts David and Rhonda Kattau (or, Charleston Chew and Jolley Rancher), Katie Aeschliman, and Kaitlyn Golden. The following day we all went downtown Nashville to Broadway and 2nd Street, and it felt like a theme park. Every bar had the aroma of barbeque while the gritty twang of country music filled the air; as tourists bellied up the streets with their 10 gallon hats and cut off plaid shirts. Some of us got coffee…
And some of us got ice cream and salt water taffy. Great Success!
Our show Saturday night was at an outdoors venue called Drifters BBQ in East Nashville. A beautiful Spring evening and our Nashville friends blessed us with their presence as the sun settled behind the stage. Without introduction, Kyle began strumming “The Bigtime”, a song he just recently wrote and will open the new album. Locals looking for a drink and something to do stopped by to listen to a couple songs and of course watch as folks danced to “Wild Women”.
Thanks to Rocketown and Drifters BBQ for letting us play.
Thanks to Kansas Bible Company- it was great to hangout with you guys again!
Thanks to Kaitlyn Golden, Dave and Rhonda Kattau, and Katie Aeschliman for hosting us.
Thank you to everyone who traveled with us to Nashville and our friends there for a wonderful weekend.