04 1 / 2011
Its been a longgggggg day.
First, I woke up at around 7:30 AM, took a shower, and then spent 15 minutes changing my mind AGAIN on what outfit I should wear… i’m such a girl.
Then me and the parents headed down to the hotel lobby where I met the film crew of the CMT Top 20 Countdown and my AWESOME tour guide Tom! :) he was so nice.
We hoped in the Escalade (hollaa!) and took a grand tour of Nashville while the camera was in the front seat filming me going “oooo” “ahhh”! hahah i loved it.
After taking a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame & the Grand Ole Opry Hotel (Park Singers, good times), We came back to eat lunch whicccchhhhh… didn’t happen. I was WAYYY to nervous. Had to call like a million people to calm my nerves! If you helped me with my freak out session, thank you :)
Soo we got into the car (Jason was there!! Still soo cute…) and headed over to Sony Nashville Records.
Okay, this is where I feel dumb because I was getting nervous over NOTHING! the guy I met with (Jim Catino) was SOO cool! He had such a laid back personality, which I loved, and was REALLY honest with me. He basically explained this business to me and how everything works between record labels, the artists on them, managers, publicists, attorneys, EVERYTHING! I think we really hit it off and I felt so comfortable talking with him! I gave him my demo and he told me to contact him in a week so we can discuss my songs that I wrote on there… AND he said that once I graduate (which will be in December of 2011) to come back to Nashville and meet with him so he can introduce me to more people on Music Row (aka other songwriters, publishers, managers, etc.) To people wondering, OF COURSE i didn’t leave the meeting with my signnature on any sort of document… it was our first time meeting! I DID however leave the meeting with a new friend who knows alot of great people in the Nashville music scene.
Last stop of the day was the legendary BLUE BIRD cafe!!!!! This is where Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, and MANY other recording artists were discovered. Such an amazing atmosphere.
I signed in at 5:30 and didn’t perform my song until 8:50. PHEW! it closed at 9 PM. Lucky Lucky!
That video is on my YouTube page (www.youtube.com/brittanygaledavis) so go check it out! Sorry, those low notes were not being my friend! hahaha
Goodnight! I’m exhausted. Tomorrow=8 AM hair & makeup in the hotel room, then we head over to the CMT Top 20 Countdown Set to film the interview and record the song “Country Strong”!
P.s. DEFINITELY saw GARRETT HEDLUND from the movie “Country Strong” in the lobby of my hotel today. WOAH! he is a beautiful man! haha and apparently I am gunna meet him tomorrow on set :)