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The 6 1 5 Featuring Cheley Tackett

Cheley Tackett, a Springfield, Ohio native, is a Country/Americana singer-songwriter who has amassed a performance and recording resume that leaves audiences captivated by her signature songs teeming with authentic emotions. As a sought-after demo singer on Music Row and beyond, Cheley's voice has bridged relationships with some of the most successful executives and writers in the music industry. On May 21, her new album The Last Live drops at all online retailers showcasing what was the last recording ever captured at the Douglas Corner Café before it closed in Music City because of the pandemic.

Cheley Tackett's Top Six

Most under-rated thing about Nashville? I don't think most people that come here to visit realize the growth the city has had and just how much there is to do and experience here. I've seen some magazines label us the “it” city, but we're still flying a little under the radar regarding all that’s available to do and see.”

Say you had a completely free day in Nashville—no work allowed. What would you be doing? If the weather's nice and I want to keep it low key, I might take a bike ride on the Shelby Bottoms Greenway and maybe find a lunch spot after that I haven't tried yet. Nashville's growing so much; it isn't hard to give new places a try. I'd probably spend a good bit of the day playing in my backyard with my dogs, too. If I want more of a group hang, I might have folks meet me at Diskin for a couple of ciders or Homegrown Taproom for a beer. If the weather isn't great, I'd check out what was on exhibit at The Frist or see what was playing at the Belcourt.

What are some of your favorite Nashville restaurants? Woolworth on 5th, Husk, Homegrown Taproom, Monell's, Grilled Cheeserie, & El Jaliciense. (I also love 615Chutney, but it's temporarily closed as it finds a new location).

Is there a place you haven't eaten you have been dying to go? The Southern

Of course, we love your style, any favorite Nashville shops? Hip Zipper, Southeastern Salvage, & Galena Garlic at the Shoppes on Fatherland

If someone is coming to Nashville for the first time, where do you take them? The Ryman. Just don't even talk to me about Nashville until after you've visited the Mother Church. Then, the Country Music Hall of Fame. I always send folks to Monell's for a uniquely Nashville southern comfort food experience, but I do try to work in them getting a taste of Hot Chicken at some point from Prince's or Bolton's, too. Squeeze a quick hop into Las Paletas for popsicles. Then, I like to send 'em to Homegrown Taproom for a variety of local craft beer with a laid back atmosphere or Nashville Craft Distillery for a cocktail (I always recommend the Lemon Biscuit). I also always recommend seeing a show at the Opry if its playing one of the nights they're in town.

One Thing About Nashville

What is one thing that excites you most about the Nashville music scene right now? I'm excited to see the country music scene becoming more open and diverse.

Five Favorites

What's your favorite place to go for ice cream in Nashville? Jeni's East What's your favorite place for breakfast in Nashville? Love Lipstick Lounge's Sunday brunch, but Nashville Biscuit House for every day breakfast. Favorite grocery store to shop: Turnip Truck Best place to grab a beer? Homegrown Taproom Best Broadway bar? Robert's Western World - great music and a really good late night burger!

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