Nashville is such a great and unique city. We have lots of things great music, of all genres, and the stars are not afraid to be out and about in Nashville. I think we all have stories of being at the grocery or in a restaurant and look up and see Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Jon Bon Jovi, Robert Plant and many more just a few feet away. Some people will say that the stars go out in New York, L.A. and elsewhere but the difference is when they are here we all respect their space. We love telling friends and coworkers later who we saw and where they were but we know that when they are here most of them are at "home." Many of them live here or they come to Nashville to work and/or visit other musicians and singers.
I think I speak for most people in Nashville when I say, we don't want any crazed fans or papperazzi chasing people around. We want this to be a city where anyone can come to have fun and relax. Nashville is known as the friendliest city in the U.S. and I think most people of all walks of life would agree with that and how we treat our "stars" is just a great example of that and how we respect people.
Robert Plant, of Led Zeppelin fame, has been spotted around Nashville lately. He has been spotted in Tower Records on West End Avenue, Bluebird Cafe and Rotier's restaurant. I wonder if he tried the legendary cheeseburger on french bread? It turns out that he is in Nashville to record a duet project with Alison Krauss that is being produced by T-Bone Burnett. I can't imagine how those two will sound together but I sure can't wait to hear it.