Moving to Nashville

A lot of steel players think about coming to Nashville to try to “make it”. If you’re young, can play pretty good, aren’t “married with children” and have enough money to get by for a while I say go for it. If you don’t give it a shot you might regret it. You can always go back home, and at least you’ll experience it first hand, rather than just listening to stories from other guys who actually did it. And then you can tell your friends what it’s “really like”.

Competition? Of course, but if you’re a welder or a graphic designer or a construction worker there’ll be competition too, especially in these bad economic times.

Author: Cal Sharp

Nashville pedal steel guitarist for over 30 years. Credits include Stonewall Jackson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Red Sovine, Faron Young, Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Johnny Russell, George Fox, Vern Gosdin, Del Reeves, Gilley's, the Palomino Club and a few others. Retired from the road, playing sessions and clubs locally. I also develop websites, like this one and other music-related sites. Contact me if you need a website. Email: cal at caligraphics dot net or fill out the contact form.

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