April Rucker: Nashville, Tennessee
April Rucker, R&B Singer and Songwriter, is a proud Nashville, Tennessee native. In fact, April was not only born into a musical family, but “pursued a formal education in music by enrolling in the acclaimed Nashville School of the Arts.” Over the years, April has developed into a prominent and respected solo artist and songwriter in Nashville’s renowned music scene. “The Songstress” has even “lent her soft, sweet soprano voice, with beautiful intensity and strength, to artists such as Grammy and AMA award winning artist Yolanda Adams and Big Kenny of the country chart topping duo Big & Rich.” Moreover, in 2009, April Rucker’s debut release Here I Stand was honored with the prestigious Nashville Music Award for Urban Recording of the Year.
Go to iTunes to download Here I Stand and visit April Rucker for her show schedule and much more!
The Concierge Questionnaire: April Rucker, Singer and Songwriter
What is your favorite word to describe Nashville? Comfortable.
What word best reflects the people of Nashville? Hospitable. Most people aren’t afraid to say, “Hello or How ya doin’” to a stranger as they pass by.
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Nashville?
Percy Priest Lake-no matter which end you go to the beauty of the lake is breathtaking, calming, and inspiring.
J. Percy Priest Lake Visitor’s Center: 3737 Bell Road
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4pm
Please visit J. Percy Priest Lake for directions and much more!
What is your favorite outdoor activity in Nashville? The African Street Festival held annually (September) on Tennessee State University’s campus. It’s a smorgasbord of live music across genres including Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Gospel, and more! There’s a plethora of food vendors serving fare from around the globe guaranteed to make your mouth water as you pass by each booth. There are great shopping ops too- artwork, handmade jewelry, men & women’s accessories and much more. I love earrings and it’s my favorite place to purchase inexpensive unique pieces.
What is your favorite indoor activity in Nashville?
Eating! I’m a foodie for sure. Whether I’m in the mood for southern comfort at Loveless Cafe (whose famous biscuits won a “Throwdown” with Bobby Flay on the Food Network) or ready to partake of a swanky evening of cocktails and gourmet cuisine at Sambuca, Nashville definitely has whatever strikes your fancy.
The Loveless Motel and Cafe: 8400 Highway 100
Hours: Daily, 7am-9pm
Sambuca: 601 12th Avenue South
Please visit Sambuca for restaurant and bar hours, as well as their music calendar!
What is your favorite sound or noise in Nashville?
2nd Avenue where there’s always at least five different genres of music that can be heard echoing amidst all of the different venues.
What is your favorite smell or taste in Nashville?
Fresh cut grass in the summertime.
What drink best reflects Nashville?
A tall glass of sweet iced tea!
What song or type of music best reflects Nashville?
Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke”.
If Heaven were Nashville, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? How ya’ll doin’?
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