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Exploring Nashville ~ David Archuleta

Posted by bebereader on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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I have a new disorder, OND, otherwise known as Obsessive Nashville Disorder. I have written about Nashville several times before and here I am again. I can’t get enough of this city that I have never visited. What’s not to like? It’s Music City, USA! The consensus is that Nashvillians are warm and welcoming people; you can find any type of cuisine to your liking; the cost of living is good; weather, usually mild, although they did have snow last week. Having grown up in NYC, Nashville seems like a perfect fit for me; a cosmopolitan city with a cozy feel.

It’s easy to understand why David likes Nashville, too. It has a completely different vibe than other big cities like, Los Angeles. The hustle-bustle that is felt in Nashville is all about music. The town has respect for and is a very nurturing community for musicians. You can’t walk 5 paces without running into someone who plays music or works in the business in some capacity.

“In Nashville, we don’t bug the celebrities when they are in public; it is an unwritten rule of decent behavior and respect. This is one reason why the celebrities like it here.” ~Emifriend, The Voice

Although David hasn’t told us that he’s in Nashville, he doesn’t have to. He was spotted at a restaurant by the name of Tazza last week and Stephanie Mabey tweeted that she had a writing session with him.

Don’t miss this video “36 Hours in Nashville” from The New York Times, sent by Emi.


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My curiosity about Nashville this time led me to research the lesser-known places than the famous Ryman Auditorium or The Grand Ole Opry. The places to browse, to eat, to learn, to play, to see shows, to spend one’s waking hours; the interesting places that David may find if he does some exploring when he gets a chance, in between writing sessions. I’m sure Nashville has them; doesn’t every city?

I started digging, but as soon as I got going, our Nashville resident extraordinaire, Emifriend appeared with some great suggestions and I picked up speed! Choosing which to include here was a daunting task but someone had to do it and I’m glad it was me. haha The following list, in no particular order, is a compilation of places I found from research, and suggestions from Emifriend.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

country-musicI would love to see their current exhibit, Kenny Rogers “Through the Years”, depicting the singer’s life in music. Throughout the museum on display there’s everything from Elvis’ gold Cadillac to Taylor Swift’s costume changes from her last tour. And part of the grand tour is a visit to RCA Studio B, where hits like Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” was recorded. http://countrymusichalloffame.org/

Las Paletas Gourmet Popsicles

PALETASSTACK2I remember David tweeting about how much he loves avocado popsicles. I’m sure he can find them here. This Mexican popsicle shop makes natural creamy and fruit-only “paletas,” and customers can dunk their popsicles in fresh chocolate. The smooth avocado and Mexican caramel flavors seem to be the most popular. “Made in our store’s kitchen, Las Paletas offers “cream” paletas that have the texture of an ice cream bar and “fruit” paletas that have the texture of a traditional ice pop. Using fresh, ripe fruit, vegetables and other ingredients including grains, nuts, flowers and herbs from community gardens, we offer 20 or more flavors each day.” http://laspaletasnashville.com/

Centennial Park has a one-mile walking trail, biking trails, gardens, winding paths and a replica of the original Greek Parthenon with a life-size statue of Athena. The Parthenon also serves as Nashville’s art museum.

CENTENNIALhttp://www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parks/Centennial-Park.aspx

Pancake Pantry is a Nashville tradition! David has had breakfast here when he was in Nashville. Family owned business since 1961, has a down to earth atmosphere with 23 different pancakes on the menu. There have been celebrity sightings here and it’s Vince Gill’s favorite place for breakfast. http://www.thepancakepantry.com/

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The Bluebird Cafe and other such establishments have open mic nights. What is open mic night? It’s a live show in a small club where audience members may perform at the microphone. It’s an opportunity for songwriters, singers and musicians to get the experience of singing to a live audience while trying out new material. I can just imagine David going with some songwriters to open mic night at The Bluebird. Hopefully he would get up to sing and when the audience hears his voice they will be blown away! http://bluebirdcafe.com/index.cfm

Gibson Guitar Factory George Gruhn trades guitars from all over the world here and is world-renown for his expertise with guitars. For trades/repairs/sales, the home of Gibson electric guitars today is “Gibson USA,” built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson’s Les Paul guitars. The entire guitar industry went through a slump in the ’70s but the spirit of hope remained strong at Gibson.

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The Groove Record Shop sells new and used vinyl records and cds. It specializes in hard to find records. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, The Groove will probably have it the next week. There’s always something new to see. They also host in-store performances from bands visiting the area. They offer hours of browsing pleasure. Sounds like a place I could get lost in. http://thegroovenashville.com/

Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant

26d7c9f6a43e98fbc42cb626a6ee4213(Love this one! Thanks Emi!) “Where the main ingredients are Real Food, Real People and Real Atmosphere! Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant in Leiper’s Fork, TN is more than just a place to enjoy a good meal. It’s a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. With mismatched tables and chairs and an eclectic clientele of tourists, farmers, songwriters… Puckett’s stage has recently held Tanya Tucker, Rodney Crowell,…Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers…and many more hit songwriters.” http://puckettsofleipersfork.com/history/history.php

The Franklin Theater, where you can see plays, movies and concerts. In 2014, The Franklin hosted sold out concerts for Art Garfunkel, Bret Michaels and Sheryl Crow. http://www.franklintheatre.com/

Tango Grill Parrillada

1405430368004-B6919055977Z1-NAS-RREVTango-0720005I hope David finds this restaurant. The chef is from Uraguay and specializes in South American gourmet food. Homemade empanadas are on the menu among other Argentinian dishes. Take a look for yourself. http://www.tangogrillnashville.com/

To find out what concerts are playing in the venues in and around Nashville, this link is helpful: http://www.nowplayingnashville.com/

So did I sell you on Nashville yet? haha With any luck David will visit some of these places.

Thank you, Emi, for your contributions!

 

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66 Responses to “Exploring Nashville ~ David Archuleta”

  1. Abrra said

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  2. Abrra said

    Bebe
    Thank you for a lovely tour of Nashville! I especially liked the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Centennial Park. The 36 Hours in Nashville video gave a perfect tour of the highlights of the city. I see that the hall of fame is honoring Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash soon. Having read a few biographies on both of them, I find this a sweet tribute to a friendship that lasted for decades until Cash passed away. They were fans of each other before either of them had met in person. There was a mutual love for telling stories in their songs that formed a bond of friendship.

    How handsome is David in his suit and golden tie? 🙂

    Abrra

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  3. MT said

    Bebe,
    Thanks for the great tour of Nashville. You make me want to go!

    We’ve often talked in chat about having a get together for a David concert in Nashville. Now I can see that if I get hubby to go, there will be lots of other things to do while we’re there. 🙂

    #nashvilleDavidconcert #fingerscrossed #notgivinguphope

    Thanks for posting the picture. It’s nice of his co-writers to share and it’s good to know he’s working on ♫ new music ♫

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  4. djafan said

    Bebe! I love your informative, interesting, inviting articles. I’ve yet to try an avocado paleta but I will given the chance. It would be amazing to go into one of those places that host mic night and see David with a microphone in his hand.

    Reading all this it’s no wonder David loves Nashville. And yes because of David i have developed a huge interest in Nashville. It’s a place i plan to visit one day.

    Nice to see David honing his craft in the music capital acording to many. The hastags included #pop.

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  5. Dayzee said

    Yummmm. I am thinking of going to Nashville for lunch. And maybe dinner. Thanks for the ride on Bebe’s tour bus.

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  6. tawna21 said

    Well, Bebe, are you ready to get the bus going for a trip to Nashville!?! Any one else ready to make the trip? 🙂 It honestly has been on my bucket list for several years, but hubby and I have just not ever done it. Your tour here has made it even more tempting. And, I would love to meet up with Emifriend!!

    Thank you, Abrra, for this most recent photo. Yes, he does look good in his suit and tie! It has me wondering though, was this what he wore to the writing session? He seems to be very comfortable in a suit anymore, it seems.

    Yes, the hashtags are super exciting!!!

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  7. tawna21 said

    Dayzee…. we should do lunch!!!! Those empanadas look delish!!

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  8. jans11 said

    Good article, Bebe! I also have OND, I have always loved that place, even before the days of David. Years ago we went there and toured. We ended up at Johnny Cash’s house and his dad was in the driveway. We stood around and talked for awhile, he was so down to earth. We went to the Grand Old Opry and Opryland. Opryland isn’t there anymore and when my daughter and I went last year found out it was taken down. A big shopping mall is there now, near where the GOO is now. We seen a lot and went to the Bluebird Cafe and met Emifriend. There were about 20 singers there that night and had so much fun. I actually wanted to go there again a few yrs ago before I knew that David liked it there. Then I found out he was going there and loved it, I thought “that’s it, I have to go again”! 🙂

    This is a restaurant we went to that is in the shopping mall. Something really different. Hope it posts.

    http://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/aquariumnashville/default.asp

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  9. jans11 said

    Forgot to say how much I love the 2 photos above. Any picture with David is amazing! 🙂 The top one reminds me of a “child Prodigy” picture. Non-chalantly playing the piano, totally self-absorbed in his music. Wonder what that mind of his was thinking of! 🙂 So serene and beautiful.

    #yesweneedaconcertinNashville! #keepupthewritingDavid

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  10. djafan said

    28 hour drive to Nashville
    30 hour bus ride to Nashville
    4 hour flight with to Nashville

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  11. djafan said

    No shortage of great mic options for our David Archuleta vocal session #mics #tonegeek

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  12. djafan said

    The studio’s web site. http://sunsetblvdstudios.com/
    Their Facebook has more photos of their studio set up.
    https://www.facebook.com/sunsetblvdstudios

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  13. bluesky4home said

    That is one Sassy Fine Picture. I approve.

    (I also love how none of the guys feel a need to “hug” DA. Not that that is bad – it is just that the feeling I get here is that they are all equals. Look at the body stance, the space, the faces. …. Too cool for beans.)

    (PS I have no idea what that saying really means… its just something one of my teenagers used to always exclaim when they were impressed. ^_^)

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  14. Abrra said

    More Nashville!

    Abrra

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  15. Abrra said

    From January in Utah.

    Abrra

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  16. tawna21 said

    I think I really, really like Nashville! 😀

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  17. tawna21 said

    Oh, and Lauras Kitchen…. 20 minutes from my house…. David, I would have shared lunch time with you if you needed company …. I wouldn’t have made a scene and I would have listened to you talk and not asked a bunch of stupid questions … pinky promise!!

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  18. djafan said

    I’m really really loving Nashville. #UrbanPop ????

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  19. djafan said

    Sorry Abs for the repost above but It needed repeating 😍🎶👍🎧😄🎤😳👀👍💞🌝🎵 👏

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  20. Abrra said

    That’s ok Djafan, some points are worth driving home.

    There was another photo of David’s receipt for dinner at Laura’s Kitchen, but for me to post it would be out of my comfort zone. Is nothing sacred? Heh! Are we still in that place where we must see everything he does?
    Dear David,
    Before you leave the house, always check yourself for a GPS tracking device. Oh ya, it might even have a spy camera, too.

    i think I just found the line that I am unwilling to step over.

    Abrra

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  21. betsy said

    My dearest Abrra,
    I am so glad you have that line. 🙂

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  22. tawna21 said

    Ditto Abrra! That line should not be stepped over. Celebrity can also have privacy.

    Dja… #urbanpop ??? That question was raised on FB last night. I’ve tried to pin it down as to what it is and I couldn’t. Maybe someone else here can enlighten us. #confused #oruneducated

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  23. MT said

    Tawna,
    Urban Pop? I had that question too. So, I did a little searching and from what I saw it encompasses a lot of different things but most implied a sort of R&B sound and beat driven, and some are dance style rhythms. (I could work with that! LOL)

    I believe Rap falls under this too, but somehow I don’t see David going there. 😉

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  24. MT said

    OH! PS If that’s incorrect, some PLEASE correct me because I really would like to know. Thanks. 🙂

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  25. bebereader said

    Thank you for the comments! It was fun to share all I learned about Nashville. I see that we’re basically all in agreement about this city. Happy to see pics of David and the 3 groups of writers he’s working with.

    Jans,
    Thanks for the link to the underwater restaurant. I didn’t find that in my research. So cool that you have already been to Nashville and met Emifriend!

    #poppop and more #pop #musictomyears

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  26. bebereader said

    In fact, urban pop sounds even better than just pop.
    A little soul never hurt anyone.

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  27. bebereader said

    Posting this for sky

    Skydancer1x said

    Bebe… this is an awesome post! Thank you for putting on your “tour guide hat”and showing us around Music City (thanks to Emifriend too!). Gosh so many cool things to do and places to see, I’m ready to go to Nashville right now!

    When I go I will have to include Pucketts Grocery and Restaurant, it sounds right up my alley! Also have to make it to the “Bluebird “and the country Music Hall of Fame. And who knew a replica of the Parthenon and statue of Athena would be in a big park?

    I had such a fun time reading this!
    I’m so happy D is in Nashville, whether he is moving there, or just staying there to write for awhile. I love thinking of him …finding his own favorite places to go and just hangout and explore and enjoy while working on his art…all amidst a city full of musicians. I love the respect they all have for one another there. Probably why he has always loved Nashville❤️.

    ( my phone is behaving badly.. Thanks to Bebe for posting this for me ❤️)

    Sent from my iPhone

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  28. Abrra said

    Excuse me while I put my heart back into my chest. Read his tweet at least 3x.

    Abrra

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  29. bebereader said

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  30. Abrra said

    I had to mess with it LOL Used auto color correction in Picasa. And made it a bit larger.

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    @DavidArchie

    A bit more text from David’s Facebook page(the same picture and message are on his Instagram). He may write a new blog about the impact of turning off social media.

    David Archuleta
    Collaborating once again with Stephanie Mabey. I first met Stephanie after recording a song she wrote called ‪#‎Glorious‬. We’ve been writing quite a bit since. Getting back together this week to see what more will come as we put our heads together. I deleted my Twitter and Instagram from my phone for a week because I noticed I was spending way too much time looking at what everyone was doing and literally refreshing and waiting for the screen to change. I realized how much it was distracting me, sucking up my time and I needed to get back in tune with things. The difference has been Amazing for me, and I may write a blog for next week to go into more detail about it.

    Abrra

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  31. lynnella said

    I know she’s a few years older than David, but they sure look good together.

    OK, just saw a headline that Justin Bieber is now saying he’s not who he’s been pretending to be. Must have read David’s blog. I guess all these guys are growing up and finally figuring out who they really are. I hope who Justin really is, is someone better than he’s been pretending to be. David is about as good as it gets, but Justin has a way to go.

    Lynnella

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  32. tawna21 said

    So Abrra #28….. he hung up the phone on us … did his homework assignments … was happy with the results…. has reconnected for the time being… inn-ter-resting!!!

    I must say, he’s hit the jackpot of writers and musicians that he’s working with!

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  33. tawna21 said

    Lynnella… JB was on Ellen looking much different than he has (I didn’t watch it, just saw a clip of it), and was telling her that he’s done things he shouldn’t have- she agreed in her Ellen style, it was hilarious – and that he’s found that he isn’t who he’s been pretending to be. I thought the same thing, did he read David’s blog? Anyway, there was a critic on the program right after that who said that JB has a long way to go to prove that he’s making a change, and that frankly he (the critic) doesn’t think for a minute that it’s the truth. I guess we’ll wait and see. They showed some clips of when he was younger and how Usher was ‘styling’ him. He was a child, it would have been so easy to get swept up in the moment, and he did. Fortunately, David could see what was happening and didn’t allow that to happen to him. He’s got a brain in that cranium, and it works (overtime)!

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  34. Abrra said

    Tawna
    Yep. He knows how he wants to get things done his way. Shutting off social media is step one.

    Thanks for the info Lynnella. I saw a picture of JB on Ellen. I have not watched the interview, but plan to. It sounds like this is the beginning of a relaunch of his career where he wants to be taken seriously.

    I started following JB on Instagram http://instagram.com/justinbieber/ a few months ago. ( I follow and unfollow a variety of singers) I can’t say if I can tell he has changed because he wasn’t doing any music or acting out. He was in Europe and was basically laying low and spending time with friends. He has the underwear modeling job now, so maybe the execs made an impression on him to start acting more mature. The ads are very adult in nature. He hasn’t done much musically lately than I know of. I can see where he could have read about David’s blog. It had to be talked about in some music industry circles. David was very bold and brave to call out the handlers and business people around him. I wish JB luck and hope he finds the change he seeks.
    I have watched the JB movie , it was a documentary, on Netflix. I saw that his “grooming” in the business was very close to the path that David took ( except for being on AI) The home movies of JB performing when he was very young showed a soulful singer. I think once he got around too many adults telling him how to be, he lost himself and tried to please the adults. Sounds familiar.

    Abrra

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  35. djafan said

    I think that if JB didn’t read David’s blog Scooter surely did. Scooter has credited David for his find of JB, so he is very aware of David and probably keeps tabs on him since he was interested in him. Hopefully JB was sincere, time will tell. But I know his sales and popularity has decreased. This all could be a ploy from the “adults” in preparation for a new album he’s working on and need the $$$ to roll in.

    I saw the Ellen interview and the calvin klein pics, very adult.

    Abrra, I saw deleted and I held my breath hahaha. Looking forward to that blog.

    Excited to see what all comes out of David’s collaborations with Stephanie. Here is a recent interview.

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  36. Abrra, finally someone writing realistically and not critically about JB. Each artist who is going through similar experiences have their own stories. As they say the industry is viscous. It is only because we see the effects now on David that we might better and more kindly understand others who are shouldering more than we would ever know.

    Now this is probably just a coincidence but I remember sometimes David would wear particular outfits and JB would show up somewhere wearing the same David style. I also remember when David was involved in religion in some aspect and JB would mention his own devotion. Etc Etc. Just a coincidence perhaps.

    Anyway, I am in New York and dropped in to see a pleasant comment about another artist who was almost shipped out of the US. So funny really almost like the calamity of the big snowstorm that didn’t really happen, at least here.

    SB

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  37. jans11 said

    Dja, I’m a little closer to Nashville. 8 hr. drive and 2 hr flight. 🙂

    Is “urban pop” close to “soul stuff” {from #35}? Sounds good to me!

    Bebe, you are welcome. Thought I’d put my 2cents in! 🙂

    The pic looks good Abs. Whoo hoo, looking forward to the new blog!

    JB needed to be off the drugs to get rid of the attitude. That is a bad enough vice. Sounds as if he might, hope it’s not a copy cat thing. He did look a lot better.

    Stephanie is so cute. If the song she’s singing is “soul stuff”, I love it, her voice and her music! A good combination for David! Oh wow!

    By the way, Moving forward David Archuleta trended tonight on Twitter! It’s always so much fun! 🙂

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  38. emifriend said

    Bebebebereaderwriter! You done good!( As we like to say down here) Thank you for your excellent research and compilation of great places to visit and see in Nashville. Honestly, I thought with all that info I sent you, It would take you a month to sort out. I am impressed with your mad research and writing skills Bebe!

    I hope all of you venture to my fair city. It is a great place to be these days, and you need to come here before the out of state developers turn us into an overbuilt mess. We are holding on tight to our charm, So come here and call me. I’d love to meet you! It is fun for me to read all your good thoughts about Nashville. Middle Tennessee is just so beautiful. .

    I’ve had my eyes wide open all this week but no sightings of David. I even spent a night at the Bluebird. My worship leader from my church was “Singing in the round” with three other song writers. A wonderful night! My favorite song of the evening was one with a refrain that said, ” I am glad I worried about that.” It was a funny song about all the silly things we worry about.

    “Ain’t it good to be alive and be in Tennessee,” is often the first thought in my head when I step outside into a beautiful day. Come see us!

    Thanks Bebe for your wonderful profile!
    emifriend

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  39. bluesky4home said

    Bebereader and Emifriend – this is the place where our OCDs become blessings and bring abundance! I love your article, Bebereader. I love your enthusiasm and I love that the people of Nashville have such a sense of who they are that they value the things that bring them joy. What a great lesson for me in my own life.

    It is like the down-to-earth, common sense farmers just decided to increase the size of the barn dance…….as long as the “kids” all get along together and behave themselves! And everyone gets a chance to play and dance and be a kid.

    Hold onto that joy!

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  40. Abrra said

    There is only one true David Archuleta. That guy on the right… hmmmmm

    I love what shanellearchie28 does with pictures of David. Here is her IG site if you want to follow her.http://instagram.com/shanellearchie28/

    SB
    I hope you make it safely back home in time for chat tonight 🙂
    As far as my thoughts on JB go, I am not a fan but I am fascinated in his career path because we don’t see such a quick rise in popularity very often. As with MJ and Elvis we can see it doesn’t go too well over the long haul. If he can break free of the handlers and do some real self examination, I think he can pull himself out of the teen idol image. He has the ability to sing and play instruments, I think he needs more vocal training.

    I am hoping to hear from Gladys tonight as well. She has been on vacation in Brazil with her nieces.

    #21 Betsy

    And I love that you watch videos when drying your hair. 😉 I thought I was the only one who brought her phone into the bathroom for showers and hair drying. Heh!

    #38 Emi
    Thank you for not stalking even though the studio address is on their web page. /cough

    Wishing for more studio pictures and writing sessions today!

    Abrra

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  41. bebereader said

    SB,
    I remember the coincidences between David and JB during that time! Coincidence or not? We used to wonder, didn’t we? The timing was just so peculiar.

    Glad you missed the bulk of the snowstorm last week. We’re gearing up for another one tomorrow on the East coast.

    You’re in New York and didn’t call me?

    Emifriend!
    There you are! Was about to email you to let you know that we were published!

    No David sightings yet, eh? There’s still time, I guess. Have you been to Trader Joe’s lately?

    Thank you for the goldmine of information you sent. It was fun to look up all the places. Scaling it down to article size was the challenge. But nothing that my OND couldn’t handle. *wink*

    Blueksy,
    I liked your analogy about the farmers and the barn dance! It’s fun to be a kid sometimes! 🙂

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  42. Abrra said

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    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

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  43. Abrra said

    A salute to Sunday scarfs is the puzzle today.
    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=0e61cf1756c3

    Abrra

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  44. Abrra said

    David and Stephanie went to the Bluebird Cafe.

    SOLD OUT TONITE #bluebirdcafe

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  45. Made it back from NY through the thickest fog that only showed the ground when the wheels touched. Great pilot, there must have been excellent help from the female co-pilot. Coming tomorrow, a repeat performance of another big storm. I only wanted snow for Christmas so be careful what you wish for. Now we have the outdoor birds and wildlife to look after. Some sit in the tree outside the kitchen window and look in when they arrive. I open the window which signals that yes we are bringing out their breakfast.

    The picture of David and Stephanie looks like a painting that should be framed. I came across a statistic that showed the very high percentage of artists who are introverts just needing space in a well organized life. Makes very good sense.

    SB

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  46. fenfan123 said

    Bebe – thank you for being our Nashville tour guide. You’ve made me want to visit!
    Emifriend – you need to hang out at the Bluebird Cafe more often!
    I am not a fan of Glorious so I have to confess I am not really too excited about the current collaboration. Still, he is in Nashville and that is exciting and gives me hope for the future.

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  47. jans11 said

    Nice puzzle, of course, Abs! 🙂 Signed in to chat last night, had a phone call and never ended up getting to chat. Left it on for the good music in the background! 🙂

    Glad that David visited the Bluebird Cafe. It’s so small it’s hard to find! 🙂 #wewerelookingforsomethingbigger 🙂

    SB, good that you made it home all safe and sound. This weather is atrocious. After having springlike weather last week making the flowers come up and the trees bud, it is now 20* with snow on top of ice. Left my car out and the doors are frozen shut! My granddaughter lives down around the corner, so I walked (slid) down, facing the wind coming from the north with a sleety snow blowing in my face. But, I made it there and back. Yea! The next door teen asked me if I was all right? haha Glad to have the younguns watching out for us elders! 🙂 I went down to get a bottle of beer to make this great beer bread that I love. Hate beer, but love the bread. Taste like fresh homade yeast bread. I put some Italian spices and cheese in it to make an Italian garlic bread. A gal’s gotta do what a gal’s gotta do! 🙂 🙂

    #sogoodiate3pieces 🙂 #withspinachartichokedip #androtelcheesedip

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  48. gladys1961 said

    Hi girls, sorry for not saluting before, but preparations were intense for my vacation, I went with my two nieces. We went to Brazil, we met the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and then Buzios,
    Now back to my beloved Buenos Aires.

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  49. bebereader said

    They made it to The Bluebird! YES!!!! I saw on The Bluebird’s schedule that they’re having open mic night tonight 2/2 (Monday) so chances are that Saturday wasn’t an open mic night too but who knows? Depending how long David is staying, maybe he will pay another visit to The Bluebird. And when Stephanie and David finish their song, they can take it to The Bluebird to try it out. I’ve been told that there are influential people in the music business there on those nights. #talent scouts

    I’m very excited that David went to one of Nashville’s most noteworthy establishments!

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  50. bebereader said

    Gladys, Welcome Home!

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  51. Abrra said

    Gladys I have missed you. I was hoping to see you in chat on Saturday night to hear about your vacation.

    I spent some time this morning on YouTube watching Seth Glier videos. In this one he does a workshop and sings to some music students. I can see why David wanted to go see Seth work. He is dedicated to his craft.


    RockOn Workshop

    He is a story teller.

    Seth Glier

    Abrra

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  52. djafan said

    Abrra,

    I checked out Seth to see what David was listening too. Not a fan of the tone of his voice but the soulful style is something I would definitely want to hear David sing, a lot. Seth will be opening for Cyrstal Bowersox in Feb.

    SB, glad you made it safely home!

    Gladys! Te extranamos!

    Would love for David to perform at the The Bluebird!

    The Today Show uploaded to a recent created youtube (https://www.youtube.com/user/TODAYconcert/videos?)flow=grid&view=0&sort=pchannel their concert series videos and the have David’s Crush! It’s at #6 view count!

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  53. MT said

    Hellooooo! 😀

    So …. do you guys think we’ll get that blog he mentioned this week? He said he’d tell us more about that social media thing.

    I hope he also includes some news about music, Music, MUSIC! LOL OK, enough silliness from me. 😉

    Hope all of you … and David … have a ♫ Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovelyyyy dayyyyy ♫

    (hahaha I still hear him singing that in my head) 🙂

    {{{Hugs}}} ♥

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  54. Abrra said

    MT

    Something is in the wind for sure. Marie Osmond has begun to follow some of David’s fans on twitter. I wonder if David has any knowledge of this.
    I’ll let ya know if Marie DM’s me. 😉

    Thanks Mary Dee!

    Abrra

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  55. djafan said

    “vocal sessions” music to my ears!

    gab_trap instagram above has this hashtag #keiththomas so I looked him up, pretty pretty impressive. Any Nashville show fans will appreciate that he’s also a writer for the show.

    BIO

    Few songwriters and music producers have established their names in the industry as Keith Thomas. His talents have brought him acclaim and awards in multiple genres, earning Keith multiple Grammy awards with over 20 nominations in categories such as Producer Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Record Of The Year, and Album Of The Year. So far, his career has garnered over 40 #1 singles, in multiple genres such as Pop, CCM, Gospel, R&B, AC, generating album sales in excess of 30 million. Keith’s writing and recording collaborations span a wide variety of artists & writers including Whitney Houston, Heather Headley, Jessica Simpson, Luther Vandross, Amy Grant, Bebe & Cece Winans, 98°, Vanessa Williams, Brian McKnight, Mandy Moore, Claude Kelly, Liz Rose, Marcus Hummon, Amy Foster, Chris Mann, Danny Gokey and many others.

    Read more here.
    http://keiththomas.com/

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  56. MT said

    Abrra,
    That IG video by Mary Dee is adorable and would go great with SnowAngelz new “smile” post. 😀

    I saw something about Marie Osmond following some David fans, too, and agree “something is in the wind.”

    I can’t help but wonder if maybe they’re doing a duet? 🙂
    Or if she’s trying to get more people to see her own posts to increase her own fanbase? (Doubt that’s necessary)
    Or maybe she’s considering something to do with helping David produce his music and is, metaphorically, taking the “pulse” of David’s fanbase? 🙂

    IDK which it is, or if it’s any of that, but it sure is interesting to contemplate.

    My list of questions just keeps growing and growing and growing … LOL #InquiringMinds 😀

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  57. Abrra said

    Best day spent with the best people.

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    I cried

    A post shared by Amber Cosette Archuleta (@lamberouge) on

    These are from December, according to comments on one of the pictures.

    Abrra

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  58. djafan said

    @Shell_eeeyyy: 8 years of @davidarchie http://t.co/flDpy5f66O

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  59. djafan said

    8 years of @davidarchie

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  60. gladys1961 said

    we are ready? There is something in the air, a certain aroma of maturity.

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  61. djafan said

    Gladys, I smell it!!!!!

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  62. There is one thing that I have noticed that while following David’s music I have met many who also appreciate him in the same ways. These people have also one more thing in common and that is a great compassion for animals. Right now I am mentioning compassion for the wildlife on the eastern seaboard who are enduring a severe crisis brought on by the several inches and even several feet of snow. The eagles can’t get their prey, the small birds can’t get their seeds and well the deer and owls and so mush more wildlife is suffering until the snow disappears somewhat. The wildlife rescue places are full of hungry, cold and wet wildlife. So if any of David’s fans can feed birds then please do or if you have a wooded area please don’t dismiss your table scraps. They eat apples, berries, anything left over from the kitchen. I just had several sea gulls arrive and they are removed from the ocean for whatever the reason. If we can help out then the larger hawks etc won’t prey on birds such as the red cardinals who are so beautifully red against their white backgrounds. Not to be on a sad note but yesterday a pair of cardinals arrived for the day again and today it is just the female who is of a less obvious color.

    So pardon the interruption but sometimes we don’t know what is really happening outside and we can make such a difference. another winter storm is on the way.

    Sing on David!

    SB

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  63. djafan said

    SB, I’m a bird feeder as are my grandkids. It all started with hubby who raised pigeons and is a bird lover. Interruptions are fun 🙂

    David

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  64. tawna21 said

    SB, We feed the birds here each day, even though they aren’t struggling because of the weather. We just like to see them and know that they are enjoying ‘free’ food. The interesting part happens when we look out and see a deer scooping the seeds up with its tongue or trying to figure out how to get its head into the feeder trough (it has a roof) for the food that’s in there. One day there was a small buck that tried it. He must have forgotten that he had antlers on his head. He became a little stuck in the opening. We never saw him do that again. 🙂

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  65. Abrra said

    New thread —————————————–>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  66. Barton R. Bowen said

    My wife and I enjoyed attending the 4:00 PM temple session with you today (February 15, 2017). It was a pleasure meeting you. We are proud of the fact that you served a mission after American Idol, and sacrificed worldly things, for a time, to serve the Lord and others. We also loved hearing you sing with Nathan Pacheco. Thank you for helping my ancestors from Norway today. .

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