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Best places to go for possible celebrity sightings?

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Best places to go for possible celebrity sightings?

My husband and I will be visiting Nashville at the end of the month and would love some recommendations for restaurants/bars where we might brush elbows with local celebrities. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Best places to go for possible celebrity sightings?

Well ....

Keith & Nicole like the Green Hills area on Sunday mornings. They were at J. Alexander's Tuesday on West End.

Vince Gill likes the Pancake Pantry or can been seen at most any golf course around Nashville.

John Rich when in town is alway on West End, look for the black Corvette. He used to be a regular at Longhorn's on Lyle St.

Kid Rock, when in town can be found at one on Nashville Gentlemen's Clubs. Until he is back with Pam, then they like to eat at Valentino's on West End.

Darryl Worley, likes lunch at Ted's Montana Grill.

Justin Timberlake likes Bread & co.

Garth Brooks was a regular at the Sonic Drive In on Dickerson Rd in Bellshire. His ex-wife Sandy found out that you can not drive a dually truck thru the drive in window.

Lori Morgan and Sammy Kershaw like to shop at Rivergate Mall.

Lori goes without make up and wears oversized clothes.

Most any of the high end restaurants and Starbucks in the Vandy/West End or Cool Springs Area you might have a shot at seeing a star. Week nights are best, as they don't keep the same hours as the normal working class.

Good luck.

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2. Re: Best places to go for possible celebrity sightings?

Williamson County will probably be your best bet. The Franklin area.

To continue on....

Kenny Chesney likes PF Changs in Cool Springs and has been spotted there quite a bit.

Nicole Kidman likes the Starbucks at 5 points in Franklin, along with the Country Boy restaurant in Liepers Fork, and she and Keith have been seen at J. Alexanders.

We saw Keith Urban at the Franklin Farmers Market about a month ago and have been told he goes there quite often (every Saturday morning through October...get there early).

Saw Tim McGraw & Faith Hill at a dive shop I go to in Franklin. Tim also held the door open for my wife & daughter at the AMC theatres in Cool Springs.

Carrie Underwood just moved into Fieldstone Farms in Franklin and has been spotted in the Publix grocery in her subdivision.

I saw racecar driver Darrell Waltrip at Famous Daves BBQ and at J. Alexanders.

Supermodel Niki Taylor recently opened the upscale clothing boutique Abbie & Jesse's in Cool Springs

Faith Hill has been seen shopping at The Iron Gate on Main Street in Franklin and Leiper's Fork's Serenite Maison

If you do spot any celebs here, you will find it is no big deal. Not to sound cocky, but it's more 'hey, there's so and so', and we go on with our lives. No paparizzi, no mobs, etc.

Good luck with your search, and welcome to Nashville.

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3. Re: Best places to go for possible celebrity sightings?

And the one obvious spot that all of them will visit- the Nashville airport. They come and go just like the rest of us.

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4. Re: Best places to go for possible celebrity sightings?

"If you do spot any celebs here, you will find it is no big deal. Not to sound cocky, but it's more 'hey, there's so and so', and we go on with our lives. No paparizzi, no mobs, etc. "

That's what I find so intriguing about Nashville, and in particular, the country music scene. While the rest of the entertainment industry (movies, tv, other music, etc.) is almost entirely centered around Hollywood/Los Angeles and all the glitz that comes with it, Nashville kind of does it's own thing. Country music is part of the entertainment industry, yet is separate from the rest of industry. Am I making sense?

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5. Re: Best places to go for possible celebrity sightings?

Hi

Go on the Nashtrash tour, you will be amazed at the number of 'celebrities' they manage to find.

Jackie

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6. Re: Best places to go for possible celebrity sightings?

Nashville is full of celebs, and I agree with the previous poster. Its no big deal. But it is fun to see them out and about!

Almost every celeb who lives in Brentwood/Franklin is a member of the Y.

I've met Joe Nichols a couple of times at Jonathans in Cool Springs.

Naomi Judd likes to shop at the Factory in Franklin.

I've been to the pancake pantry a total of three times and I've seen Vince Gill there every time. Either I've got great timing, or he really likes it there. I saw Miranda Lambert there as well.

Lunch at the Sunset Grille.. record producers and future recording artists all over the place.

But there are 2 places you're guaranteed to see someone .. Bluebird Cafe and the Grand Ole Opry.

If you do run in to one of your favorites, smile and say hello. Be friendly, but dont fuss over them. Thats so un-Nashville. ;)

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7. Re: Best places to go for possible celebrity sightings?

Nashville is full of celebs, and I agree with the previous poster. Its no big deal. But it is fun to see them out and about!

Almost every celeb who lives in Brentwood/Franklin is a member of the Y.

I've met Joe Nichols a couple of times at Jonathans in Cool Springs.

Naomi Judd likes to shop at the Factory in Franklin.

I've been to the pancake pantry a total of three times and I've seen Vince Gill there every time. Either I've got great timing, or he really likes it there. I saw Miranda Lambert there as well.

Lunch at the Sunset Grille.. record producers and future recording artists all over the place.

But there are 2 places you're guaranteed to see someone .. Bluebird Cafe and the Grand Ole Opry.

If you do run in to one of your favorites, smile and say hello. Be friendly, but dont fuss over them. Thats so un-Nashville. ;)

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8. Re: Best places to go for possible celebrity sightings?

I once saw Amy Grant at the check out line at Kroger in Belle Meade. She's a lot taller that I thought she would be. And surprisingly, no one was clamoring over her or asking for her autograph. It was pretty cool.

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9. Re: Best places to go for possible celebrity sightings?

I've run into Jack White at the Starbucks on the square in Franklin. He's not country music, but I guess he counts as local at this point. Also have seen a fair number of folks sitting in the background of shows at the Basement (EmmyLou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Todd Snider, Will Kimbrough, etc.). Ran into Johnny Cash at the WalMart in Hendersonville once, but I don't guess that'll happen again...

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10. Re: Best places to go for possible celebrity sightings?

Here's my list:

1. Sunset Grill at lunch during the week

2. Bread & Company or Starbucks in Green Hills before 7 AM

3. Pancake Pantry before 8 AM

4. Layla R'ul (weekend nights)

5. Lot 7 (weekend nights)

6. Play Dance Bar (Sat. night)

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