Dave Barnes Could Be Serenading You

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……

Dave Barnes

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.  

Puckett's Fried Pickles

 

Puckett’s Boat House is Offering a Little Extra Love This Groundhog Day

Whether spring’s coming early or we’re getting six more weeks of winter, we’ll be celebrating at Puckett’s Boat House for what we’re calling ‘Boat House Gift Card Day’ February 2.

We’ll be giving y’all 10 percent off Puckett’s Boat House gift card purchases of $100-$199, 20 percent off $200-$299, 30 percent off $300- $399, 40 percent off $400-$499 and 50 percent off purchases of $500 or more.

February is the month of love, and we want to show a little extra love to the community that’s shown so much support and love for our Puckett’s family.

The gift cards may be purchased at the restaurant, or by calling us at 615-790-2309. Cards bought through the website will not be eligible for the discount.

To be able to buy $500 worth of food for half the price is a deal you can’t miss out on!

Boat House Gift Card Sale

Puckett's Love Columbia

LOVE Month: Puckett’s Columbia Celebrates You!

It’s about to be the month of love y’all — or “28 days where I can binge on dark chocolate” (whatever your preference).

To celebrate, our Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant folks in Columbia have coordinated some specials for locals, designed to show support for the people who’ve made a BIG impact on the lives of others in Maury County. Y’all come on down and help us spread the love:

1. Our Columbia, TN diners may get an extra surprise when they crack open their menu this February! Y’all just might stumble across menu prizes that we’re inserting in select menus–items like gift cards, complimentary food and Puckett’s swag.

PLUS: we’ll have four grand prizes that you’ll definitely be jumping up & down about! The idea is for the ‘Puckett’s Fairy’ to brighten the day of those who continue to do so for us…. so be lookin’ for that golden ticket.

2. Local government employees (Feb. 15-21), as well as individuals employed at Tennessee Farm Bureau (Feb. 1-8), First Farmers & Merchants (Feb. 8-14), and Maury Regional Healthcare System and its affiliate hospitals (Feb. 22-28), will also have something to cheer about: We’re providing a 10% discount for these businesses during the aforementioned weeks in February. If this applies to you, go ahead and call (931) 490-4550 to make a reservation! Be sure to bring some I.D.

3.  On Tuesday, February 24, we are donating 10% of meals to the Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation. Thank you to the hospital employees who make a difference in the community every day! Learn more about the Foundation’s mission here.

We hope y’all will enjoy the #PuckettsLove… because we love slinging fried chicken and butter biscuits for YOU every day!

To learn more about Columbia’s February events–including our Valentine’s Day dinner!–go to www.puckettsgrocery.com/Columbia or www.facebook.com/PuckettsColumbia.

Puckett's Columbia atmosphere

Blue Ribbon Show, Hosted By Yours Truly.

It seems the world is in the midst of discovering Nashville and everything that helps make this city so great. Well, not to toot our own horn, but we’ve been bragging on this city for years! We love everything about this town, including all of the local businesses and institutions that make it uniquely, Music City. We’re proud to be sponsors of the Blue Ribbon Show—hosted by Chris Dortch, editor of Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, and Kevin Ingram, voice of the Belmont Bruins, for weekly college basketball talk during the season. The show, now in its fifth season, always has informative and entertaining guests, various coaches and some of the nation’s top basketball writers.

 

We are particularly proud of a recent show, which had Hall of Fame basketball writer Bob Ryan, plus former Lady Vol and current ESPN analyst Kara Lawson as featured guests. Listen to the show here.

 

The Blue Ribbon Hour airs Saturdays at 11 a.m. Central on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville.

 

 

And the winner is…..

The votes were close in our first-ever cocktail contest (more on that here), but we heard y’all loud and clear!

We wanted to start 2015 off with a drink of the month that YOU chose – which happened to be the Happy New Year, a champagne creation by our team at Puckett’s Franklin.

It’s bright and refreshing, and aligned with the sophistication and bubbly personalities you’ll find on America’s Favorite Main Street: the Happy New Year is made with champagne, Chambord raspberry liquer and topped off with a few blackberries to add a little extra sweetness. The downtown Franklin crew did a mighty fine job with this one y’all, so if you haven’t gotten to try it, don’t walk – RUN!

It won’t be long before we start looking at the contenders for February’s drink of the month, so be on the lookout on our Facebook pages + Twitter, ‘cause they’ll be coming soon – we can’t wait to see what each location comes up with this time!

 

JANUARY-Happy New Year