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Michelin Star Chef Chris Anderson Brings His Signature Restaurant, WESTEND, To The Hutton Hotel

An exciting, new restaurant, WESTEND, is set to open at the end of November inside Nashville’s Hutton Hotel.

This new establish to Nashville’s burgeoning culinary scene is to be the signature restaurant of famed Michelin star Chef Chris Anderson.

Thoroughly-enjoyed the @nashvillelifestyles' BRUNCH and BLOODYS today from 10am-12pm for $25 pp at the door. Free brunch food & bloody marys in the beautiful, historic @unionstationnashville hotel that used to be a train station in downtown Nashville!👀🍾🍽😃 —————————————————————– New Restaurant Opening: Michelin star-rated Chef Chris Anderson is opening his brand new restaurant, #WESTEND, at the @huttonhotel at the of the month. Can't wait to see what he comes up with! His food is always creative, flavorful, and beautifully-presented. He served chicken and waffle cupcakes for brunch today. Tasty!! 🍽 ================================= #brunchandbloodys #unionstationhotel #nashvillelifystyles #thingstodo #brunch #food #foodie #insta #nashvilletn #nashville #tennessee #fun #weekend #photographyeveryday #photography #chef #restaurant

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We had the pleasure of talking to & sampling some of Chef Chris Anderson’s creations at the 2017 Music City Food + Wine Festival in September and, most recently, last weekend at Nashville Lifestyle’s BRUNCH AND BLOODYS event at the Union Station Hotel. With both, we found that his culinary creations were not only skillfully & creatively-presented to appeal visually to consumers, but combine a variety of flavors and seasonings that create a taste explosion in one’s mouth that would appeal to discriminating palettes and foodies everywhere.

Anderson carries quite the resume as he makes his way to Nashville by way of Chicago and Palm Springs after spending time developing his talents in the kitchens of 3 Michelin-starred Chicago heavy hitter, Alinea, as well as the now defunct L2O & Moto. Most recently, he was the executive chef at the SO•PA Restaurant at L’Horizon Resort & Spa in Palm Springs.

The North Carolina native intends to combine some of his favorites from his home state to fuse into favorite flavorings that are uniquely-Nashville. Think hot crab, for instance, a twist on hot chicken; a favorite of Nashvillians made famous by Prince’s Chicken many years ago and crab meat, a delicacy of North Carolina. He likes to call it “progressively Southern cuisine”. We can’t wait to see what all he comes up with!

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Shania Twain: Rock This Country Opens June 30 Through July 2018 At Country Music Hall Of Fame

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will examine the life and career of five-time Grammy winner Shania Twain in its newest exhibit, Shania Twain: Rock This Country, opening June 30.

The exhibit will follow the evolution of Twain’s career from her early days performing in Canadian bars to her recent appearance at the Stagecoach Festival in California. Twain has sold more albums than any other female country artist in history.  Successful titles include her platinum-selling debut, Shania Twain; her Grammy-winning, double diamond-selling (RIAA certification for 20 million units) The Woman in Me; the top-selling album in history by a female country artist, Come on Over, and Twain’s third consecutive diamond-selling album release, UP! Twain is set to release NOW, her fifth full-length album on Mercury Nashville and her first album since 2002, on September 29. The album’s lead single, “Life’s About to Get Good”, premiered yesterday on country radio platforms around the globe.

“Shania Twain’s impact on country music is undeniable,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “Her message of female empowerment and dynamic pop sound electrified country music. Her continued influence is evidenced by artists like Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Kelsea Ballerini. We are pleased to feature Ms. Twain in this career-spanning exhibit.”

Shania Twain: Rock This Country exhibition highlights include:
  • Hooded leather coat with fur trim and fringe, and fur-trimmed boots with Native American beadwork, worn onthe cover of her self-titled 1993 debut album
  • Complete ensemble, including top hat, from 1999 music video for “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”
  • Marc Bouwer leopard-print crop top and matching pants worn during Come On Over Tour (1998–99)
  • Marc Bouwer futuristic princess outfit, with faux-leather coat; diamond and rhinestone earrings; velvet bra and skirt embellished with diamonds and rhinestones; belt with rhinestones and beads; and patent leather and suede boots, worn for her Super Bowl XXXVII halftime performance (2003)
  • Outfit worn by Twain for her Stagecoach performance, including black top with multiple tiers of fringe, a body suit with fringe, crochet-pattern pants, and pumps, April 2017
  • Grammys for Best Country Song, “You’re Still the One” (1998); Best Country Song, “Come One Over” (1999); Best Female Country Vocal Performance, “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” (1999)

With an unduplicated collection of more than 2.5 million artifacts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2017. Twain’s exhibition follows the opening of an exhibit on contemporary superstar Jason Aldean. Upcoming subjects include Loretta Lynn and country music couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

Follow the museum on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Snapchat, and join the conversation using #CMHOF50 and #ShaniaTwainExhibit. For more information, visit countrymusichalloffame.org.

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Topgolf Transforming Nissan Stadium Into Larger-Than-Life Playground

Topgolf Crush launched at Safeco Field in Seattle in February. (PRNewsfoto/Topgolf)

Before Topgolf® Nashville opens later this year, residents and visitors can get a slice of the social experience that is sweeping the nation. From July 20-23, sports fans, golfers and even non-golfers alike can enjoy a festival-like experience with local favorite food truck fare, drinks and live music – all while crushing golf balls from the stands of Nissan Stadium into giant targets on the field. Tickets for Topgolf Crush go on sale at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, at topgolf.com/crush.

“Topgolf Crush is bringing the high-tech, fun, social and competitive Topgolf experience to epic venues nationwide, and we’re thrilled to make Nashville’s Nissan Stadium our next stop, ” said Topgolf Chief Marketing Officer Brian Radics. “In true Nashville fashion, Topgolf Crush at Nissan Stadium will feature live music from various local artists throughout the weekend, giving fans a preview of what to expect when Topgolf Nashville opens later this year.

Players will aim for giant targets ranging from 40-150 yards away on the field. Topgolf Crush features Topgolf’s Toptracer technology that tracks the flight path of the golf balls, instantly scoring every shot so players can challenge others to competition. Operating daily from 9 a.m. to midnight, Topgolf Crush will also feature live music, a bar and local food trucks for those wanting to keep the fun going before or after their tee time. All ticket types allow all-day long access to the event.

“We’re proud that Topgolf has selected Nashville and Nissan Stadium as the next venue for Topgolf Crush,” said Tennessee Titans Vice President of Facilities and Game Day Operations Bob Flynn. “This event will be unlike anything else we’ve hosted at the stadium, and it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience for Titans fans, music lovers, golfers and festivalgoers.”

Topgolf Crush tickets start at $65 for standard 1-day passes, $100 for premium 1-day passes, and $250 for VIP passes. VIP passes include game play, parking, all-day food and beverage inclusions in the exclusive VIP lounge, 4-day festival pass, a complimentary Topgolf Lifetime Membership, and $10 off Topgolf game play, redeemable at any Topgolf venue in the U.S., excluding Las Vegas.

To purchase a ticket or book a corporate event for Topgolf Crush Nashville, visit topgolf.com/crush.

About Topgolf
Topgolf inspires the connections that bring people together for unforgettable good times. Whether it’s a date night, girls’ night, family outing, happy hour, work breakfast, lunch hour or any other kind of hour, Topgolf makes socializing a sport – literally. Through the premium experience of Play, Food and Music, Topgolf is inspiring people of all ages and skill levels – even non-golfers – to come together for playful competition. Topgolf also brings interactive experiences to the community that facilitate shared moments and deep relationships through Topgolf U golf lessons, weekly leagues, The Topgolf Tour competition, KidZone parties, social and corporate team-building events, and the World Golf Tour (WGT) app. Each venue features high-tech, climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort, delicious food and beverage, live events, music, hundreds of HDTVs and outstanding hospitality. With 32 venues entertaining 10.5 million Guests annually and the world’s largest digital golf audience, Topgolf is creating the best times of your life both in-venue and online. To learn more about Topgolf, follow @Topgolf or visit www.topgolf.com.

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