Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tex Marks the Spot: Hot, Hot, Hot on the Heels of Nashville





Dress: Lauren Conrad, Kohl's
Boots: Two Lips Too, DSW
Bag: Marshalls
Heart belt: Sheplers
Blue belt: J. C. Penney's
Sunglasses: J. C. Penney's






Top: Delia's
Skirt: Olsenboye
Shoes: Forever, Zulily
Bag: Arizona Jeans, J. C. Penney's
Heart belt: Sheplers
Silver belt: Boscov's
Sunglasses: Kohl's






Top: Marshalls
Skirt: Mossimo, Target
Boots: Two Lips Too, DSW
Bag: Marshalls
Heart belt: Sheplers
Blue belt: J. C. Penney's
Sunglasses: J. C. Penney's

Texas is nowhere near Nashville, and neither come close to New Jersey.  But all three seemed to meet in Atlantic City at the Borgata two Sunday nights ago because the cast of "Nashville" was there in concert.  Charles Esten (Deacon), Jonathan Jackson (Avery), and Chris Carmack (Will) belted out series favorites and then some, the most notable of the latter being the ensemble's rendition of David Bowie's "Heroes" (during which Carmack busted out a saxophone!) and Jackson's stirring "Unchained Melody," which he dedicated to his wife.  Sadly, Clare Bowen (Scarlett) bowed out because she was under the weather, and Sam Palladio (Gunnar) was never on the bill in the first place because he makes appearances only in his native UK.  This was a bummer, as these two are my favorites.  Still, it was an incredible show.

Now, some of you may be thinking, that's all and well and good, Tote Trove Lady, but you don't seem like a country music fan.  (Then again, maybe you're thinking, get over yourself, you're clearly a fan, you talk about this show all the time!).  And to that I say -- you're right.  You're much more likely to find me at a Weezer concert than a Brad Paisley performance.  But I love good music of all kinds. (Who doesn't?  That is, other than Barry Manilow groupies.)  And I'm a huge fan of "Nashville."  Or maybe I should say I'm a Nashee, which is, according to Esten, the official term for show followers.  (Guess I'm not that different from a Fanilow after all.)  That having been said, back in season 4, even Avery confessed that his roots were in alt rock, as he tried to tame the lion that was bad boy rocker Markus Keen.  What I'm trying to say is, we're all a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.  Just like there's a South in South Jersey and more than a few Jerseys in Tennessee and Texas.  Even if they are bovines.

But back to the music.  Esten, Jackson, and Carmack brought as much energy and enthusiasm as they do during any episode set.  What's more, it happened to be the last night of the tour, adding an extra element of excitement and emotion.  Carmack shared that his grandfather and parents were born in Atlantic City and that he had family in the audience.  And Esten, or Chip, as he's familiarly known, well, he just didn't want the party to end.  He thanked everyone in connection with the tour and TV show and, after an Everly Brothers duet with Jackson, embraced him like a brother, saying he'd miss singing with him every night.  The trio ended with "A Life That's Good," the same tender folk song that Deacon and the girls sang at Rayna's deathbed, which is a song that's come to embody all that "Nashville" stands for.

It was a magical time, a memorable night, and more than enough to tide me over until season 6 starts in January.

Until next time, boots and saddles.           

4 comments:

Dressed With Soul said...

Wow, I'm convinced it was a magical time and memorable night! Thanks for sharing and I like it we both love red obviously a lot :)
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
www.dressedwithsoul.com

Samantha Walker said...

Love this country-inspired look so much!! It's like a sassy country look and the strawberry necklaces totally top it off! By the way, I love Weezer! They're so awesome. :)

Dressed With Soul said...

Hopefully my last comment was saved :) Have a happy Thursday! xx Rena
www.dressedwithsoul.com

Jewel Divas Style said...

Gotta love a good pair of cowboy boots!