8th November 2010: Nashville

First day in Nashville which includes the whole reason for this trip, seeing Sarah at the Ryman Auditorium

Sarah concert number 66
Nashville view  from my hotel room window Union Station  former railway terminal, now a hotel Bridgestone Arena Ryman Auditorium  ... from the back
Ryman Auditorium  Hatch Show Print ... for tonights Sarah show Ryman Auditorium  ... from the front Music City sign RCA Studio B  More than 35,000 songs were recorded here, including more than 1,000 US hits, 40 million-selling singles, and over 200 Elvis Presley recordings
RCA Studio B  Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner RCA Studio B  List of Elvis hits recorded here RCA Studio B  a previously used mixing board RCA Studio B  Former recording booth
RCA Studio B  Upright piano RCA Studio B  with some of the recording equipment used in the Elvis era RCA Studio B  Amps and microphones in Studio B RCA Studio B  Studio B looking towards control room
RCA Studio B  reputedly the broken door of this cupbard was kicked in by Elvis RCA Studio B  Microphone stands on the wall of Studio B Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Tammy Wynette exhibition Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Tammy Wynette exhibition: Tammy's walk-in wardrobe from her Nashville home (although apparently smaller than the real thing!)
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Tammy Wynette exhibition: Tammy's walk-in wardrobe from her Nashville home Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Tammy Wynette exhibition: Tammy's walk-in wardrobe from her Nashville home Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Tammy Wynette exhibition Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Tammy Wynette exhibition
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Tammy Wynette exhibition Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Tammy Wynette exhibition Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Tammy Wynette exhibition Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Various Hatch Show Prints adorn the walls
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Webb Pierce's Pontiac Bonneville convertibles that he had lined with with silver dollars, with pistol door handles and hood ornament, horses, a rifle on the trunk, and steer horns on the front bumper. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Webb Pierce's Silver Dollar Convertible with a rifle at the back ... Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Elvis Presley’s car. There are crushed up diamonds in that paint ... Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  ... and gold in the interior. Not OTT at all!
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Elvis Presley's Gold Piano. Liked showing off his wealth with a bit of Gold it seems! Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Lots and lots of gold country records Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Guitar autographed by performers and presenters from the Academy of Country Music Awards 2006, including Kelly Clarkson and Billy Ray Cyrus Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Early Dolly Parton dress
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Emmylou Harris guitar from her days with Gram Parsons Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Country goes mainstream ... Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  The Judds Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Mechanical bull from "Urban Cowboy"
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Miranda Lamberts shirt Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Handwritten lyrics for Miranda Lambert's "White Liar" Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Martina McBride's dress Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Garth Brooks' guitar
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Farm Aid stars Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  Outside the piano shaped museum Hard Rock Cafe  Guitar outside Hard Rock Cafe  from the back on 1st Avenue
mcfaddensirishpub  from the back on 1st Avenue Shelby Street Bridge  one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world Tennessee Titans stadium River Boat  on Cumberland River
Fort Nashborough Fort Nashborough Fort Nashborough James Robertson and John Donelson Statue  statue of the founders of Nashville
Crossroads  it's one way or the other AT&T building  otherwise known as the Batman Building Church Street Park Emerge  Artist-designed bicycle racks
BB Kings Blues club Center for the Visual Arts  located in the former Nashville Post office building Holiday Inn Express  hotel for my first night in Nashville, as it was near to the Ryman :) Tennessee State Capitol
House of Representatives  House of Representatives House of Representatives fountain  with James K. Polk State Office Building behind it House of Representatives Tennessee Supreme Court
Squirrel  what you looking at?! Tennessee State Library and Archives Charlotte Avenue Vital Records Division
Tennessee State Capitol  Statue of Sam Davis Tennessee State Capitol  and Edward Ward Carmack statue Tennessee State Capitol Tennessee State Capitol  Andrew Jackson Statue
Tennessee State Capitol  Liberty Bell Tennessee State Capitol  Statue of Andrew Johnson Tennessee State Capitol  Tomb of President and Mrs. James K. Polk Tennessee State Capitol
Tennessee State Capitol  and Andrew Jackson Statue Tennessee State Capitol  Geodesic Survey Marker (1933): Benchmark to determine sea level, placed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers Tennessee State Capitol  Views towards 6th Avenue Tennessee State Capitol
Tennessee State Capitol  Bicentennial Carillon Answer Bell Tennessee State Capitol Tennessee State Office Building views towards Bicentennial Mall State Park  See the railway bridge about half way down, that's where we're off to ...
Bicentennial Mall State Park  ... and here we are! Bicentennial Mall State Park Bicentennial Mall State Park  Former Tennessee Capitol columns Bicentennial Mall State Park  the disks on the ground mark the ninety-five county time capsules along Sixth Avenue
Bicentennial Mall State Park Bicentennial Mall State Park  with views towards Tennessee State Capitol Bicentennial Mall State Park  World War II Monument Bicentennial Mall State Park  World War II Monument
Bicentennial Mall State Park  World War II Monument Bicentennial Mall State Park  World War II Monument Bicentennial Mall State Park  lovely sky over the park Bicentennial Mall State Park  Court of 3 Stars with the ninety-five bell carillons
Bicentennial Mall State Park  Court of 3 Stars with the ninety-five bell carillons Bicentennial Mall State Park  Court of 3 Stars with the ninety-five bell carillons Bicentennial Mall State Park  Court of 3 Stars with the ninety-five bell carillons Bicentennial Mall State Park
Bicentennial Mall State Park  Tennessee History Wall Bicentennial Mall State Park  Tennessee History Wall Bicentennial Mall State Park  Tennessee History Wall Bicentennial Mall State Park  Tennessee History Wall
Bicentennial Mall State Park  Tennessee History Wall Bicentennial Mall State Park  Tennessee History Wall Bicentennial Mall State Park  Tennessee History Wall Bicentennial Mall State Park  Tennessee History Wall
Bicentennial Mall State Park  World War II Monument Bicentennial Mall State Park Bicentennial Mall State Park  views from back at the Tennessee State Capitol buidling Tennessee State Capitol  as the sun begins to set ...
Tennessee State Capitol Tennessee State Capitol Tennessee State Capitol Nashville sunset
Nashville sunset Nashville sunset Ryman Auditorium  getting ready for Sarah ... it was sold out so the empty seats indicate I was early yet again! ;) Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
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Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville
Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Sarah McLachlan at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville