Wall Street Journal: Check out country music in Nashville then check out the country

This weekend’s The Wall Street Journal has a great article on visiting Nashville, “Pitch-Perfect Nashville: A long weekend filled with biscuits, barbecue, country couture, hipster hangouts and all the live tunes you can handle“.  I have been to many of the suggested ‘must see’ locations and there isn’t a bad one in the bunch.

However, if experiencing the feel and hospitality of the Nashville / Middle Tennessee environment that isn’t designed for you by professional marketing pros appeals to you, take an afternoon away and experience areas just a short drive away like in Cheatham County.  The Screaming Eagle Trail has quite a few stops in Cheatham County, most of which are 30 minutes or less from downtown Nashville. From history and arts & crafts in Kingston Springs and Pegram to the relaxing Blue Heron lake cruise and dining overlooking Cheatham Lake, this diversion will add a unique story to your pitch perfect Nashville experience.
screaming eagle signdogs in harpeth river

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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