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Nashville Lifestyles Magazine

Nashville Lifestyles Magazine

July 2020

Nashville Lifestyles is the exclusive city magazine for the greater Nashville area. Features include local issues, dining, celebrities, fashion, homes, and neighborhoods, events and much more! In addition to the regular features, readers enjoy special issues like Top Doctors, the 25 Most Beautiful People, Single in the City & The Music Issue.

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in this issue

2 min.
from the publisher

As many of you know, I am a proud native Nashvillian and the son of a Metro Police officer. Admittedly, as a kid I wasn’t surrounded by diversity. That is until I entered Hume-Fogg, the magnet school on Broadway that looks like a castle. Going to high school there changed my world view and introduced me to friends of all races, religions, backgrounds, and social classes. My time there truly was the richest experience of my life, and for that I am beyond grateful. I remember our principal, Dr. Whitefield, saying we would be a “center of excellence,” and I looked around at our graduating class of 100 students and understood this was something special. I can humbly say I wasn’t the smartest kid in my class, but I learned more…

2 min.
from the editor

The Dog Days of Summer 2020 Between all this time at home (thanks, COVID-19!) and the stressful and often terrifying state of the world, we’re relying on our pets more than ever. I’m a lifelong dog lover (don’t come for me cat owners, they’re cute, too!), and our rescue pooch Irwin, an Australian Cattle Dog mix we adopted from Agape Animal Rescue exactly two years ago, has been a constant source of comfort (and laughs) for my husband and me—especially over these past few months. This issue celebrates the very special canine companions in our lives with the return of our annual Dog of the Year contest. We received an incredible 42,979 votes and we’re excited to announce our winner: A Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Friday! She’s a sweet and…

4 min.
shy carter

You may not know the name Shy Carter yet, but you already know his music. The Memphis native has scored chart-topping songs, multiplatinum hits, and even GRAMMY nominations as a songwriter and producer. From Charlie Puth’s epic hit “One Call Away” to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s “Speak to a Girl,” Kane Brown’s “Heaven,” and Billy Currington’s “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To,” Carter has been cranking out hits for more than a decade. Now he’s bringing some “love” to country music as an artist. His debut single, “Good Love,” a summer-ready feel-good bop, is already proving he’s poised for onstage success. With a summer anthem on his hands and a bright future ahead, we caught up with Carter to talk musical influences, artistic endeavors, and why “Good Love”…

3 min.
taking a stand

It’s hard to believe Tenille Townes’ new album The Lemonade Stand is her debut LP. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter’s singular voice has become a recognizable and relatable staple on radio and the touring circuit since moving to Nashville from Canada in 2013. With an old soul and a wise-beyond-her-years writing style, Townes has captured fans’ hearts with poignant hits like “Jersey on the Wall (I’m Just Asking),” which finds the singer questioning her faith after a small-town tragedy, and “Somebody’s Daughter,” an empathetic look at a stranger based on a real-life experience. Now, Townes is putting those songs and 10 others on full display with The Lemonade Stand. “These are songs I’ve been writing and working on for a while,” she says. “I had the time of my life writing and working with…

2 min.
compelling characters

Beach Read by Emily Henry (Berkley) January Andrews and Augustus Everett couldn’t be more different. January is a bestselling romance author, and Augustus writes highbrow literary fiction. But when they both find themselves with writers’ block and living in neighboring beach houses, they agree to a challenge to shake something loose. As Augustus attempts a romance novel and January the next great American novel, each is forced to let the other show them a different side of life and writing. (Available now.) Weird But Normal by Mia Mercado (HarperOne) Popular essayist Mia Mercado pulls together her most awkward, weird, humorous, and all-too-relatable stories in her debut essay collection. Exploring everything from her depression and current beauty standards to racial identity (Mercado is biracial) and quitting the job that makes you want…

1 min.
tunes to spin

MAC MCANALLY ONCE IN A LIFETIME Longtime Jimmy Buffett bandleader Mac McAnally lets his guitar playing and pure love of music shine on Once In a Lifetime, a self-produced smile factory channeling all his laid-back wisdom. Ten adventurous tracks welcome sunburned philosophers of all stripes. RAY WYLIE HUBBARD Co-Starring A true Texas original teams with Music Row for a collaborative concept piece on Co-Starring, as “Snake Farm”- er Ray Wylie Hubbard enlists Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Dunn, Ashley McBryde and more for 10 swampy tracks filled with funky twang and poetic proselytizing. COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS Old Flowers Singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews meditates on the mending of a broken heart in the follow-up to her 2018 breakout, embracing the hard facts of love’s end. With sparse instrumentals providing plenty of space to think, she tenderly decides, “You can’t…