#DTRoadTrip: Good Times in Gallatin

Country music pairs well with a long drive. It’s like that type of music was made for the road. As we made our way across the great state of Tennessee, we listened to these classic Nashville anthems:

Nashville Without You – Tim McGraw

Sundown in Nashville – Marty Stuart

Nashville Cats – The Lovin’ Spoonful

Down on Music Row – Dolly Parton

Nashville Bum – Waylon Jennings

We pulled into Nashville, our ears ringing with those old, country tunes. We made it to our fourth stop of the #DTRoadTrip, and our mission was twofold: to hear some live country music, and eat some of that famous Southern cooking.

We figured we’d ask the locals for their suggestions on where to catch a show and try some local cuisine, so we dropped in on our friends at the Gallatin DriveTime dealership.

Meet the Team

#DTRoadTrip Gallatin Team

The Gallatin DriveTime feels like home, because they treat everyone like family. But their Southern hospitality extends far beyond their sales lot. One of their customers, Bobby Parker, bought a car from them years ago, but still stops by frequently to visit.

“He works at Skyline Medical Center and has referred a number of people to our dealership, many of whom have purchased with us,” said David Rawls, Senior Sales Advisor, “He will even interact with customers when he visits. He helped to showcase a car once just for the fun of it!”

We didn’t get a chance to meet Bobby, but the fact that he feels so welcome at their dealership speaks volumes about the Gallatin DriveTime staff. You do us proud Gallatin!

Food and Fun

#DTRoadTrip Hattie B's

The Gallatin team had so many suggestions for places to eat! We think a shorter list would be where not to eat in Nashville. Some of their suggestions included:

Pancake Pantry- For breakfast, and celebrity sightings.

Prince’s Chicken- For a casual lunch.

Hattie B’s- Home of Nashville’s Hot Chicken!

Kayne Prime- For fine dining.

The list went on and on. It was impossible to choose. So, we settled on Hattie B’s, and headed on down to Broadway to catch a honest-to-goodness, Nashville country jam.

dtroadtrip gallatin

Lower Broadway is home to historic music venues like Tootsie’s Bar, Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry. To gain a true appreciation for those historic stages, we had to brush up on our country music history at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The artists of Nashville have inspired most of the music we enjoy, so we paid our tribute by dropping in on several shows across the various venues on Music Row.

The local music scene in Nashville was amazing! The food was delicious! We only wish we had more time. What did we miss? Tell us in the comments so we can plan ahead for next time.

Be sure to follow DriveTime on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see where we’ll be next week, and leave us suggestions for things to do and places to go.

See you on the road!

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