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Fourth Of July Fun in Nolensville… July 5, 2011

Filed under: Nashville!,Personal,Photos — nashvegasaudrey @ 11:38 pm

After some deliberation and the realization that downtown Nashville might be a little overwhelming of an undertaking for this single mom with four kids, not to mention just a really long night (thinking about the traffic OUT of the area) and too many people drinking and potentially driving, I opted for a more “country” setting for our fireworks festivities.

The town of Nolensville, TN had a family friendly event planned with free rock climbing walls, inflatable bounce houses, face painting, a watermelon eating contest, and a stage with live entertainment throughout the evening. We all ate dinner then headed over to the park. I brought a blanket and laid it on the ground to hold our space, then enjoyed walking around and even got my own face painted with a firework design. The kids got free balloons and the chance to run around in a park filled with families and played with other children. When it started getting dark, we all headed back to the blanket to watch the fireworks.

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All in all, it was a really enjoyable 4th of July. We were home and we were all tucked in by 11:30pm. Thanks to the town of Nolensville for putting on such a delightful event and to the firemen and police officers who were all on hand to help with crowd/parking and getting us all out on our way home efficiently. They also had the firetruck and ambulance tours for the kids. We had a wonderful evening. Thanks again, Nolensville.


Writing with Capt. Andy & Shannon Lawson July 4, 2011

Filed under: Music Business,Nashvegas Audrey,Nashville! — nashvegasaudrey @ 2:29 pm

My friend Mitch introduced me to his buddy Andy Hillstrand yesterday. Andy was in Nashville to work on some new songs and we had the chance to sit down for several hours and work on a couple different song ideas with another friend of ours, Shannon Lawson.

Over the course of several hours, we all laughed, sang, talked and played music. We took a little break and headed over to Losers and Blue Bar, then decided to get something to eat and go back to work on the writing. It was late, so we all ordered Jack In The Box, and we ended up spending $50 at the drive-thru (something I’ve never done before)! We laughed about how all that food fit into only three bags.

After a belly full of food and a long day of creativity, we decided to call it a night…

For those of you who don’t know Andy, you can see him as the Captain of The Time Bandit on The Deadliest Catch and After The Catch on TLC or catch him on the road at one of his local venue shows where they discuss the intricacies of life on a boat doing one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. You can also hear some of Captain Andy’s music at those shows or download them on iTunes. There’s several to choose from, including a song he wrote in memory of his friend and fellow boat captain, Phil Harris, who passed away.

Speaking of iTunes, you can download Shannon Lawson‘s newest released single, “Rainy Day Whiskey” there too. He’s working on releasing his next album and is currently investing a lot of time in writing & recording with a new project. Stay tuned for more information from Shannon.

Keep up with all of us on Twitter:

@nashvegasaudrey – Audrey Korshoff

@capt_andy – Andy Hillstrand

@lawsonnashville – Shannon Lawson


Happy 4th of July!

Filed under: Nashvegas Audrey — nashvegasaudrey @ 11:39 am

This is what we’ve got planned for today- – Let Freedom Sing! a family friendly event in downtown Nashville.

12:00pm The Family Fun Zone Opens

12:30pm The First Stage Entertainment Begins

The Jompson Brothers
Ayla Brown
 The Willis Clan
The Cleverlys
The Dirty Guv’Nahs

7:00pm Main stage entertainment begins
Lacey Brown – National Anthem
Barry Scott

Street Corner Symphony
Nashville Symphony
Darius Rucker
9:30pm (approximately)Fireworks Begin with Nashville Symphony

See you there!


James Otto Online Benefit Concert July 3, 2011

James Otto will host a live streaming benefit concert on on July 7th at 7 p.m. As a former North Dakota resident, Otto was saddened by the recent tragic flooding in Minot, ND. All proceeds including ticket sales and tips will be donated to Minot’s local Red Cross. In addition, a fan who has chosen to remain anonymous will match up to $5,000 of monetary tips given during the show.

This is another one of Otto’s “Thirsty Thursdays” concerts that he began in early June of this year, during which he performs via live streaming broadcast from his laptop using, giving fans a front row experience and chance to hear brand new music and favorite hits- all while interacting directly with Otto.

“Since I am a former North Dakotan, this is near and dear to my heart. I hope all of you will join me for a very ‘Thirsty Thursday’ that’s more than just fun… it has the ability to make a great impact on those in need,” said Otto. “Please spread the word and join me!”

For more information about James Otto and “Thirsty Thursdays,” visit  Tickets for the benefit show  are only $5, and a limited number can be purchased at . While you’re at it, don’t forget to follow James Otto on Twitter: @jamesotto 


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