Kristin Chenoweth’s Nashville Favorites
Kristin Chenoweth is one of Broadway’s biggest stars, with acclaimed roles in Wicked and a Tony Award-winning performance in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, not to mention her countless TV appearances with revered portrayals of Olive Snook on the critically acclaimed Pushing Daises, Annabeth Schott on The West Wing and a guest stint on Glee. While she spends most of her time surrounded by the glamour of New York City and Los Angeles, Chenoweth affectionately refers to Music City as her “second home.”
Having spent several months in town recording her country album Some Lessons Learned that included her debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry, Chenoweth preceded that experience as an Opryland performer when she was 18. The Broadway Baby opened up about some of her most frequented Nashville hangouts to Sounds Like Nashville ahead of her performances with the Nashville Symphony Sept. 27 through 29.
From her favorite local neighborhood to one of the city’s most famous restaurants, here are Kristin Chenoweth’s Nashville Favorites.
San Antonio Taco Company: “I like San Antonio Taco Company for obvious reasons.”
416 21st Ave S / thesatco.com
The Gulch: “My friend has this house in the Gulch area. I just like that whole area.”
Broadway: “Obviously Broadway’s been a big word in my life. I like going and listening to all the live acts, walking down the street. Last time I was there I was at a place called Whiskey Bent. I love that place.”
Loveless Cafe: “I go there every time I’m there. I’m going there for sure. It’s famous. Biscuits and gravy, gotta have it.”
8400 TN-100 / lovelesscafe.com
Country Music Hall of Fame: “I went to the museum across from the Symphony Hall that has all the memorabilia. Last time I went there by myself, I got there early. I loved it. It was cool.”
222 5th Ave S / countrymusichalloffame.org