Inside 'Dores

Home » College Life » Country Music City

Country Music City

Priyanka Aribindi

My name is Priyanka Aribindi, and I am a recovering Nashville junkie.

This is how I cope with my Nashville-separation anxiety... if eating your weight in pulled pork is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Twenty-four days away from the perpetual sunshine and barbeque-tinged air feels like much too much, but lucky for me, my home away from home and I will be reunited once again in no time at all. While in the grand scheme of life/time/eternity, August really isn’t that far away, I’ll be back at my favorite stomping grounds a bit sooner than most other Vanderbilt students.

In a mere ten days I’ll be boarding my fifth Southwest flight to Nashville (their ‘jokes’ become more bearable with time… don’t worry), and reuniting with some of my favorite people.

This trip won’t be all catching up at Cabana and scooping up Jeni’s, though. This year I’m kicking off festival season with another behind the scenes experience at another Music City tradition— CMAFest. The Country Music Association’s annual music festival running from June 6-9 this year features all the biggest names in country music: Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, Hunter Hayes, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Brad Paisley are all on the lineup, and that’s just the short list.

On this trip I get to combine my two favorite things— listening to good music with good friends, and, of course, writing about it. Nashville is such an awesome place for student journalists, especially ones like me who love to listen to and write about music, and this opportunity is just one of many cool ones I’ve come across while involved with Vanderbilt Student Communications and the journalism community in Nashville.

There’s still a lot to be done in the next ten days before I head back, starting with getting up to speed with what’s happening in country music, which should be fun for a complete newcomer like me. Maybe if I hang out at my favorite barbeque joint (the spoils of which are pictured above) enough, I’ll gain some wisdom to match the pounds their pulled pork has also helped me gain? I’ll let you know how that works out…

Anyways, hope summer’s treating you guys as well as it’s treating me, and if any prospective students are looking for a good time to visit Vanderbilt, the weekend of the CMAFest will definitely be a great time to see some of the perks that come along with going to school in Music City.

Back Home   

we're talking about

a cappella a-capella Abroad Academics activities admissions admissions office advice alpha chi omega Alternative Spring Break Alumni Alumni Lawn anchor down AOII ASB athenian sing Athletics AXLE Baking BCM bid day Big Brothers Big Sisters Bike biology biomedical engineering Blair Blair School of Music blog Blogging Bluebird Cafe BME Bolivia Books Branscomb break Breakfast brevard Bridgestone arena British Cafe Coco caitlyn's catch-ups California camping campus catch-up chronicles cello Centennial Park Central Library CFHI Chicago child development China choosing a major choosing Vanderbilt christian christmas Circuits class Class of 2016 Class of 2017 class of 2018 Classes Club Soccer Club Sports coffee Cognitive Studies College College Halls College Life college of arts and science college sports Commencement Commodore Cruise Commodore Quake commodores commons Commons Center Commons Cup Commons Dining community competition concert Concerts Cooking Country Music Culture dance dean wcislo decisions derby days Dessert Dining Dinner disney Diversity diwali dorms downtown downtown nashville Early Decision Economics ed sheeran Edinburgh education End of Semester end of the semester engineering English exam exams exercise exploring Extracurriculars fall Fall Break family family weekend fido finals finals week financial aid First Year five days of harry Florida food football founder's walk franklin fraternity free food french freshman Freshman Life Freshman Year Freshmen friends fun GEO goals graduation Greek Life Grins guatemala Halloween Harry Potter Health Care High school hiking hillsboro Hillsboro Village HOD holiday holidays home homecoming Housing houston Human and Organizational Development Ice Cream IFSA-Butler Inside Dores International International Student internship internships Interviews Intramurals james franklin Jeni's job Jobs Kappa Kappa Gamma Kentucky kissam Laundry leadership Libraries library list London major making friends managerial studies marketing Masala-SACE math Mayfield Maymester MCAT meal plan Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics medical school medicine Megabus mellow mushroom melodores Memorial House memories MHS MOSAIC Move Crew Move-In movies Music Music City Music on Campus Nashville Nashville Predators Nashville sports Nashville Symphony Nationals nature neuroscience new semester new york city NYC OACS off campus on campus events on-campus opportunities Orchestra original cast Outdoors Packing pancake pantry Pancakes parent's weekend Parking Peabody performance Performances philosophy physics poetry Poland pre-med procrastination professor professors questions rand Reading Rec Center recruitment redpepper Registration relaxing Religious Life research retreat Rites of Spring Rome roommate ROTC Running rush ryman Schedule School school spirit Scotland season sec Semester senior Senior Year Service shadow shopping sick sigma phi lambda sleep snow soccer social life sororities sorority South Africa speakers SPEAR sports Spring Spring Break Spring Semester Stambaugh stress Student Life student organizations Study Study Abroad Study Break studying Summer Summer Break Sustainability Sweet Cece's Switzerland Taste of Nashville Taylor Swift Tennessee Tests Textbooks thanksgiving Thanksgiving Break The Music Group The Pub The Vanderbilt Hustler theatre Time tour tour guide towers tpac training travel ultimate frisbee undergraduate research University College London University of Edinburgh vacation Valentine's Day Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Admissions vanderbilt athletics vanderbilt football vanderbilt medical center Vanderbilt Programming Board Vanderbilt University Theatre Vanderbilt Visions Vandy Vegetarian Victory A cappella VIDA Visions visiting home volunteer Volunteering VPB vsg VSVS VUcept VUT Weather weekend Why Vanderbilt Wilderness Skills WilSkills winning winter winter break work Writing YES Zanzibar


Recent Posts

Browse by Month