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The 6 1 5 Featuring Brett Boyett of the Nashvillains

You have a new music video out now. What can we expect next from the band? We have more singles coming out and more videos. We are extremely excited about this album and can’t wait to see how the world reacts to our work.

Do you have any shows lining up? Where can fans catch you performing? We are working on getting back on stage after our COVID hiatus. We should be up on stage soon. We just booked a festival in Kentucky, and we are looking for some opening slots with bigger artists. Besides that, we’ll continue streaming performances online on Nashvillain’s Happy Hour and other online venues.

Photo Credit: Annie Noelker

Brett Boyett of the Nashvillains Top Six

How would you say your hometown differs from Nashville? I would say that my hometown is much smaller than Nashville, and people are more spread out. We really only had one venue to play downtown (which was a famous venue called The Little Bear) and literally one stoplight. My hometown was also in the middle of the mountains in Colorado. I mean Nashville is Music City. For what I want to do, this is the place to be.

Say you had a completely free day in Nashville - no work allowed. What would you be doing?

I would be at the Nashville Armory gun range or at home playing with my kids, possibly taking my kids fishing or out on a bike ride.

Most under-rated thing about Nashville? I think the food is under-rated. People don’t generally think of food when they think of this town, but the food is off the chain. Southern food is amazing. People and restaurants out here really understand taste…and butter. I would especially say I love Nashville BBQ, and I consider myself more of an expert on that subject.

What excites you most about the Nashville music scene right now? What excites me about the Nashville music scene now is the global reach and influence. Country music is now influenced by just about every genre and is accepted all over the world. As a creator of music, you always are happier with a larger pallet.

How has Nashville influenced your music? I grew up on country music and all of the legends that have come out of this town. Nashville writers are some of the best songwriters in the world. Their lyrics are incredible. It’s taught me to fine-tune my craft.

If someone is coming to Nashville for the first time, where do you take them? Usually, I take them to Tootsies on lower Broadway or the Ryman. Those are two extremely historic places in this town. I also like to take out-of-town friends to the Country Music Hall of Fame while on our way to pick up some Nashville bites and drinks at one of our favorite watering holes.

One Thing About Nashville

What makes Nashville special to you? The music and the history of music. I also think the music community is very tight here. Everyone knows everyone, and I love that. It’s like we all rise and fall together. We are always excited to see those in our group succeed while helping others in our group to get there.

Five Favorites

Favorite music venue: My favorite venue in town is the Ryman Auditorium. I love it for providing a stage for so many legends in this industry. I had the opportunity to play the Ryman with my band Totsy a few years ago when we opened for Brian Setzer, and it was one of the highlights of my career as a performer.

I saw that you do a happy hour on Facebook; if you were to go out for beers as a band, what do you think is the best place to grab a beer? We always hit up a place called the Sutler or ML Rose on 8th ave. We’d love to venture downtown, but parking is really expensive now, lol! I personally like to get drinks at BrickTop’s in Cool Springs.

Best Broadway bar? I would say Robert's Western World is one of the all-time best bars on Broadway. I have seen some amazing bands there throughout the years, but there are a lot of incredible bars down there.

Best place for steak: My favorite places for a steak are Char, BrickTops, and J. Alexanders.

What's your favorite place for breakfast in Nashville? It’s really hard to beat The Pancake Pantry or Puffy Muffin. A lot of people like First Watch, but that’s a bit bougie for me.

What are some of your favorite Nashville restaurants? I love Bricktops, and funny enough, I usually end up getting one of their sushi rolls – pretty amazing. I also love Chuy’s when I want to jump back into my Texas roots with some Tex-Mex. Sopapillas in Franklin is fantastic for some high-end Mexican food, and there are always many choices at J. Alexanders.

Photo Credit: Annie Noelker

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