“Ever since I was a little girl, Nashville was somewhere I wanted to be,” enthuses Kalie Shorr, the singer-songwriter who released her new album Open Book in September, “I heard ‘Long Time Gone’ by the Chicks and knew I had to go to Nashville, just like the person in the song. From the offices on Music Row to the bars in East Nashville, music is everywhere in Nashville.”
Shorr’s love of the city inspired her to participate in Music City Bandwidth, a local initiative that offers worldwide music fans the chance to enjoy free virtual concerts directly from some of the most iconic, independent spots in Nashville. It began in September and will continue through the month of October. The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp partnered with Nashville’s Music Venue Alliance to create Music City Bandwidth presented by Jack Daniel’s. The idea is simple. They aim to help independent music venues and Nashville-based musicians thrive in the face of the severe setbacks they may be facing during the pandemic. Also, hopefully, enjoying this slice of musical life from Nashville will inspire people to once again visit the city when it is safe to travel again in the future.