Valentine’s Day is just around the bend – I mean, stores have been stealthily stocking their shelves with candy hearts and roses for weeks now!
When LeeAnn, our lovely Nashville events coordinator, started thinking about the perfect entertainer for the most romantic night of the year, Dave Barnes immediately came to mind. She’s been a fan since her college days–especially after seeing his charm on full display during live performances. Not only has the local songwriter written countless heart-felt tunes that’ve topped charts–he penned “God Gave Me You” (we know you know the song)–but he also happens to be one heckuva comedian. I mean, the guy will serenade you and leave you in stitches too.
So when Dave said he’d play at Puckett’s Nashville for Valentine’s Day (YES, he is playing at 5th & Church on February 14), we couldn’t contain our excitement! As fans ourselves, we were dying to ask him a few questions. Take a read below……
What was the inspiration for your new album Hymns for Her?I’VE BEEN WANTING TO DO SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT MUSICALLY, AND ALSO WANTED TO DO AN EP, SO IT SEEMED TO MAKE SENSE TO TRY A MORE MOODY ALBUM AS AN EP. I’VE ALWAYS LOVED NICK DRAKE AND SONGS IN THAT VEIN – ALTERNATE TUNINGS, SONGS ABOUT LOVE THAT AREN’T STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE. ONCE I HAD THE TITLE OF THE EP, HYMNS FOR HER, I WAS KIND OF OFF TO THE RACE CREATIVELY. I KNEW WHAT I WANTED TO DO THEN.Did you know from the beginning that you would release it around Valentine’s Day?YEAH. JUST SEEMED TO MAKE SENSE.What is your favorite love song on this EP? That someone else has written?I REALLY LOVE “TELL HER YOU DO” – NEVER REALLY WRITTEN ANYTHING THAT FEELS LIKE THAT BEFORE. AS FAR AS MY FAVORITE LOVE SONG WRITTEN BY SOMEONE ELSE, THATS TOUGH! IVE ALWAYS LOVED “SOMETHING” BY THE BEATLES, BUT THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF LOVE SONGS I REALLY LOVE.What is your favorite date spot in Nashville?THERE ARE SO MANY! WE ALWAYS LOVE A GOOD MEAL, AND THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT PLACES IN NASHVILLE FOR THAT! WE LIVE IN 12 SOUTH, SO IT’S FUN TO BE ABLE TO WALK TO SOMEWHERE AROUND HERE AND EAT A GREAT MEAL IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.What is your ideal meal at Puckett’s?START WITH SOME FRIED PICKLES, THEN EITHER THE FILET OR THE CATFISH THEN OFF TO THE DEEP-FRIED BROWNIE SUNDAE. THEN BACK HOME TO JOG UNTIL I DONT FEEL GUILTY ANYMORE.If you could have dinner at Puckett’s with any musician, living or dead, who would it be? PAUL MCCARTNEY PROBABLY. I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOGRAPHY ON THE BEATLES AND I’M COMPLETELY FASCINATED. EITHER HIM OR STEVIE WONDER.If Puckett’s created a cocktail called the Dave Barnes, what would be in it? IT WOULD PROBABLY BE THE LIQUID EQUIVALENT OF A SOUR PATCH KID. DO IT. PLEASE.
……. call (615) 770-2772 today to make your Valentine’s reservations, before they are all swept away! Tickets for the show are $100 per person, and include a three-course meal AND a free copy of Dave’s new EP “Hymns for Her” (per couple or table), in addition to his special show.
More About Dave
Dave Barnes is a talented singer-songwriter who is best known for Blake Shelton’s cut of his song “God Gave Me You,” which earned him a Grammy and CMA nomination. With several other songwriting cuts as well as nine of his own albums under his belt, Barnes also has an amazing artist career spanning almost 15 years. HIs latest EP, Hymns For Her, releases on February 10, 2015. This evening of romantic evening of love songs partnered with Dave’s charming humor is one not to miss this Valentine’s Day.