by Ann Patchett,
The “Nashville: Scenes from the New American South” is a dynamic book, experiential, and intimate portrait that explores the many sides of the legendary Southern city and country music capital. Ann Patchett and Heidi Ross are the authors of this book. It is an amazing look at Nashville through words and photos, from award-winning writers Ann Patchett, Jon Meacham, and acclaimed photographer Heidi Ross. Nashville is a creative collaboration that awakens the senses, providing a virtual immersion in this unique American city hailed as the Athens of the South.
Patchett, Ross, and Meacham in his introduction, at once capture both the city’s iconic historical side its deep, rich Southern roots, from its food and festivals to its famous venues, recording studios, and style and its edgier, highly vibrant creative side, which has made it a modern cultural mecca increasingly populated by established and upcoming artists in art, film, and music. Nashville celebrates Nashvillians’ beloved locales and events, both established and new, that are the hearts of the city’s character including Bobbie’s Dairy Dip, Broadway, Cumberland River, Buchanan Arts District, Bolton’s Chicken and Fish. Nashville in all aspects of her glory, uniquely celebrated by the talented triptych of Meacham, Patchett, and Ross. A fitting tribute to and for a unique treasure of the new American South.