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The 6 1 5 Featuring Carrie Cunningham

Carrie Cunningham has been a touring artist for two decades. She has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with over 50 national acts, such as Kacey Musgraves, Charlie Daniels, Jake Owen, Crystal Gayle, Diamond Rio, Collective Soul and more. Her latest single called “What is Love” – the fifth from her Showgirl Series - is now available on all streaming platforms.

Carrie Cunningham's Top Six

What makes Nashville special to you? When I started coming to Nashville in 2001, it always felt like home. The atmosphere and the hospitality are amazing. Most under-rated thing about Nashville? I think the jazz scene! How would you say your hometown differs from Nashville? I have lived in a few places long enough to call each of them my hometown, but none of them made me feel like I belong like Nashville does. The only place that comes close to it is my place of birth – Chadron, Nebraska - only because of its small town feel and all the memories as a child. If I could bottle up how Chadron and Nashville make me feel, I would be accused of always being high! Haha! Say you had a completely free day in Nashville—no work allowed. What would you be doing?

I would be at the Montgomery Bell State Park hiking or fishing and canoeing in the Harpeth River. Is there a place you haven't ate you have been dying to go? The Sutler Saloon is a place I've never been to and I plan on going eventually. If someone is coming to Nashville for the first time, where do you take them? Oh geez…Well I would take them to a soccer game. Then Loveless Café and Bell Meade Mansion. I’d take them down where Music Row used to be and talk about the changes. Lower Broadway on a Tuesday night, as well.

One Thing About Nashville

How has Nashville influenced your music? The biggest thing about Nashville is the ability to hear original, covers, bluegrass, jazz, rock everything. I love being able to go into a venue and know the music is going to be great and also set the bar on my own level of writing. I don’t always get that feeling of “man, I wish I wrote that song” anywhere else but here.

Five Favorites

What’s your favorite place to go for ice cream in Nashville? Milk and Honey is pretty dang good! What’s your favorite place for breakfast in Nashville? Fenwick’s 300 Do you have a favorite music venue? The Station Inn What grocery stores do you shop? Usually Kroger or the Turnip truck Best Broadway bar? Robert’s Western World

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