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    Tuesday, September 7, 2010

    BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS - Why Nashville TN?

    Happy Tuesday, Y'All!!!

    Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend!

    And in the spirit of a terrific travel time, I thought I'd give you the inside scoop on one of my favorite places to visit. So in this Behind and Beyond My Books post, we're goin' Music City all the way with my answer to "Why Nashville TN?"

    I chose Nashville, TN - aka Music City - or rather, it chose me and my muses, for the setting of BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS because of a host of fun and fabulous reasons.

    First and foremost, BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS is all about the luuuv of country line dancing, and there just simply isn't a better place I know of to do a beautiful box-step and sassy swingin' grapevine like Music City's Wildhorse Saloon (http://www.wildhorsesaloon.com)!!!



    Wildhorse Saloon Dance Floor and Restaurant


    No matter whether you're listening to up-and-coming local country bands or all-ready-made-it-big stars like Charlie Daniels, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, and Martina McBride, the Wildhorse Saloon is the hot spot to bootscoot and mingle with country music legends!!!

    Take a close look at the picture above as well as the one below (with the crowded dance floor), and you'll "see" exactly the scenes I describe through-out BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS.

    My Roxy and Zayne live to be on the dance floor of their Neon Cowboy Saloon just like me and my muses dance the nights away at Nashville's beyond fabulous Wildhorse Saloon!!!





    Wildhorse Saloon w/a full dance floor



    So what happens after a night of bootscootin'?

    Well for me and my muses and the characters we create, we're having pancakes to-die-for at Nashville's world famous Pancake Pantry (http://www.thepancakepantry.com).





    Pancake Pantry
    And just like their website says: "We always have a line, snow, rain or shine!"



    But boy-oh-boy is that line sooo worth it!!! You not only get these amazing pancakes - my personal favorite are the Swiss Chocolate Chip, although many country music celebrities swear on the Caribbean Pancakes and the Sweet Potato Pancakes -, but you also get a chance to see many of Nashville's' hottest stars enjoying their favorite pancakes too!!!




    Pancake Pantry's Caribbean Pancakes
    Here's the official description right from the menu:
    "Take an island vacation with this pancake specialty. Five buttermilk pancakes topped with banana, shredded coconut, chopped pecans, and powdered sugar. Topped with a cherry, you'll feel like you are on the ocean shore."



    Now besides kickin'-up their boot heels at the saloon, and devouring mighty fine pancakes, my Roxy and Zayne also have their career worlds of fashion boutiques and tomato growin'. So how does that fit into or grow from a Nashville TN setting?

    Well...it's in Nashville, right outside the Pancake Pantry, in an area known as Hillsboro Village, bordering the beyond beautiful Vanderbilt University campus, where I've discovered a few of my favorite boutiques. Next time you're in Music City, look-up this gem of a boutique:







    Posh Boutique Hillsboro Location

    You can follow Posh's fabulous blog (http://poshonline.blogspot.com) to keep-up with their latest treasures and to learn who's who in country music that's wearing their collections. Fun stuff!!!

    Now while Roxy strives in BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS to make a viable business out of her beloved boutique Raeve, modelled after my luuuvvv of all-things-Posh, Zayne is working his father's beloved tomatoes to get 'em ready for Nashville's Tomato Festival.

    Yes...Nashville TN is truly tomato country. During the hotter-than-hot Tennessee summers, native Tennesseans are measured by their tomatoes alone...no joke. And they love to compare their tomatoes - plus the art those tomatoes inspire - sooo much, there's a huge, huge Tomato Art Festival each August to celebrate the state's love of all-things-tomatoes!!!




    Heirloom Tomatoes like Zayne grows

    You can learn all the quirky fun scoop about Nashville's Tomato Art Festival on their website at http://tomatoartfest.com ! Even their logo vouches for their hilarious take on tomatoes and TN life...“The Tomato...A Uniter, Not A Divider - Bringing Together Fruits And Vegetables”.

    How funky fun is that?!

    So that's the Behind and Beyond My Book scoop on "Why Nashville TN?" for BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNIKS.

    Sexy Sassy Smart Music City Wishes --- D. D. Scott

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    2 Comments:
    Blogger jaw said...

    Hi D.D., Interesting & informative blog------I love Nashville, TN too----what's not to love about it? Your new book is awesome----I've already read it!

    September 12, 2010 at 10:41 AM  
    Blogger D.D. Scott said...

    Thanks bunches, jaw!

    Nashville TN is truly one heckuva city! Sooo luuvvv it there!!!

    Oh, and I'm thrilled to hear you loved BOOTSCOOTIN' BLAHNKS! I had such a terrific time writing that story and am tickled to spend more time with those characters while finishing books two and three in that series.

    You'll be able to follow-up on Roxy and Zayne plus all their friends and family too this Thanksgiving with the release of book two STOMPIN' ON STETSONS then continue their journeys on Valentine's Day 2011 with book three BUCKLE ME BABY.

    Sexy Sassy Smart Music City Wishes --- D. D. Scott

    September 12, 2010 at 2:25 PM  

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