Song of the Day — 3.21.19

The Penguins are in Nashville tonight to take on the Predators which provided the inspiration for this song choice. In 2014, legendary rock band Foo Fighters recorded their Sonic Highways album to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Each individual song on the album was recorded at a studio in a different city.

During the making of their album, one of the stops was in Music City where they recorded the song “Congregation” at Southern Ground Studio in Nashville. The studio is owned by Zac Brown, lead singer of country music performers Zac Brown Band. Brown joins in with Foo Fighters on the track as well.

During their stop in Nashville to record “Congregation,” Foo Fighters drummer Dave Grohl played an hour long acoustic set at the famed Bluebird Cafe. His performance is documented in a special video series that was released to accompany the Sonic Highways album.

I had the opportunity to travel to Nashville in 2016 and it is one of the finest American cities I have ever been to. It’s reputation is built on music and it shows all through the heart of the city. Open air bars with live music playing all day long is one of the great joys of visiting Nashville. Country music is undoubtedly the star genre in Nashville, but you don’t have to look hard to find something that suits your tastes. If you are ever planning a trip and need a destination, I cannot recommend Nashville enough.

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