Nashville Lifestyles Magazine

January 2022

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.

United States
Nashville Lifestyles
11 Issues

in this issue

2 min
from the publisher

Happy New Year to you! How many times have you said that? How many times have you meant it? I think we all mean it a little more sincerely this year. The last two years have been such a struggle with 2021 seeming like a stumbling extension of 2020. But here we are, ready to really start anew. A while back, we had the opportunity to interview Walker Hayes for our podcast, before putting him on this month’s cover. I think he is a great example of just that: starting over. He has such an interesting and inspiring story. I won’t spoil it so you can read it for yourself, but that’s the exact spirit I want to embrace this year. Every January I think I’ll give up carbs, I’ll work out…

2 min
from the editor

Break out the new calendars and bust out the resolutions, it’s a brand-new year! As we’re all focused on how to better ourselves in the coming 12 months, I’m especially happy to bring you an issue filled with inspiring people, places, and stories. For instance, if you need a reminder that success is a marathon and not a sprint, look no further than our cover star, Walker Hayes. After two decades in the music industry Walker finished out 2021 with his first No. 1 hit, “Fancy Like,” and a Grammy nomination. And it couldn’t have happened to a more humble guy! Read our interview to hear how a viral video took this singer/songwriter from a Nashville favorite to a worldwide sensation—and how this aww shucks nice guy is handling it. We’re also introducing…

1 min

6-23 DISNEY’S THE LION KING HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC welcomes one of the world’s most beloved musicals: Disney’s The Lion King. The winner of six Tony Awards, this renowned production brings to life a story of hope and adventure, paired with stunning visuals and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music. (TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall; times vary; 1-9 DANCING THROUGH DIMENSIONS Christmas may be over, but the festive fun doesn’t have to end. W Nashville invites locals and guests alike to an unforgettable holiday experience, “Dancing Through Dimensions,” in which the hotel’s Living Room bar and terrace are transformed into a winter wonderland. Sip themed cocktails (benefitting OZ Arts) while enjoying a series of neo-classical ballet performances each Saturday, providing a modern twist on Swan Lake as ballerinas twirl in life-sized…

5 min
for sale by owner: music city’s soul

With its flashy new skyscrapers, big name business transplants, and near-constant attention from a fascinated national media, Nashville’s huge development over the last decade has been impressive. But the growth came at a cost: Key pieces of Nashville’s charm have been lost along the way. The locally-owned music venues, record stores, and the like, which have long been a vibrant and vital part of the community, barely survived the pandemic, emerging just to battle new corporate competition. Two years after COVID-19 signaled the beginning of the independent end times, the final straw for the local music scene may actually be Nashville’s real estate boom. Locals got the sad news that the Mercy Lounge complex will leave Cannery Row in May, ending 20 years of shows that featured everyone from one-gig garage bands…

5 min
dr. paul kwami

For 150 years, the Fisk Jubilee Singers of Nashville’s Fisk University have been introducing and sustaining the tradition of the Negro spiritual—a critical musical tradition of African American culture and history—to the world. Since the first choral ensemble was organized in 1871, the Fisk Jubilee Singers have traveled the world singing songs sacred to them and so many others, while raising money for Fisk University. Today, the ensemble (comprised of Fisk University students selected annually through an audition process) continues to travel globally, representing not only Fisk University but Music City at large while protecting, celebrating, and continuing an extraordinary legacy. Leading the historic Fisk Jubilee Singers is Dr. Paul Kwami: a former Jubilee Singer himself who moved to Nashville in 1983 from his native Ghana to study music at Fisk.…

1 min
tunes to spin

KEB’ MO’ GOOD TO BE Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’ connects country roads to the Compton streets on Good to Be, looking to his South L.A. birthplace for inspiration. The album draws on themes of resilience and community, with Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, Old Crow Medicine Show and more contributing to another blues-and-soul gem. (Available January 21.) BRENT COBB AND NOW, LET’S TURN TO PAGE … Brent Cobb bows his head in Southern-rocking prayer for his first gospel album, a passion project carpe diem’d after a near-disastrous car wreck in 2020. Fusing nine spirituals with long haired country-boy swagger, Cobb captures the central place worship tunes hold in music of all kinds. (Available January 28.) DREW & ELLIE HOLCOMB COMING HOME: A COLLECTION OF SONGS Although they first met as bandmates, spouses Drew and Ellie Holcomb…