The Stars' Guide to Nashville
New York? L.A.? No way! Country stars can just as easily stay home to get their goods, from brand-new Prada suits to antique home decor. Here's where they've been known to go on a grand ole spree
1809 21st. Ave. S.; 615-383-9840 poshonline.com
Singer Katrina Elam (above) isn't alone in favoring this store for contemporary modern clothes, high-end denim and youthful designers like Susana Monaco (whose plaid tube dress, left, $398, is a brisk seller). Nicole Kidman, Annie Lennox and the Rascal Flatts guys are also regulars.
THE PERFECT PAIR
2209 Bandywood Dr.; 615-385-7247 theperfectpairnashville.com
This upscale shoe shop is a hit with local belles Martina McBride, Julie Roberts and Ashley Monroe, (above, trying on Pedro García "Naomi" platforms, $375). Jennifer Nettles owns another bestseller, L'Autre Chose black studded boot, $405 (inset).
4317 Harding Rd. 615-292-4188 jamie-nashville.com
The Nashville elite (Faith Hill) snap up Prada, Balenciaga and other haute couture at this local institution, which also includes a mini spa.
VENUS & MARS SILVERY MOON
2830 Bransford Ave. 615-269-8357
Gillian Welch, Niki Taylor and the guys from Matchbox Twenty and Wilco have all stopped by this converted house in the trendy Berry Hill neighborhood, stocked with vintage clothes and new and used accessories.
780 Old Hickory Blvd. Brentwood 615-238-0126 target.com
The store location in Brentwood is a regular stock-up spot for many local celebs (see photo above).
4149 Old Hillsboro Rd. Leiper's Fork 615-599-2071
Ashley Judd, Kix Brooks and Michael McDonald have all stopped into this chic antiques and toiletries boutique owned by a former L.A. decorator. Faith Hill recently raved about it in Vogue.
KATY K'S RANCH DRESSING
2407 12th Ave. S. 615-297-4242 katyk.com
Jack White, Elvis Costello and the Kings of Leon are among the hipsters who hunt down owner Katy Kattelman's own retro-cool country creations along with new and vintage wares from legendary Nashville designers Manuel and Nudie.
BED BATH & BEYOND
545 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin 615-771-5646
Stars have big houses and need lots of towels and shower curtains. This is where they get them.
PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS: HARPETH VILLAGE
2020 Fieldstone Pkwy. Franklin 615-599-3285
A girl's gotta eat: Carrie Underwood has been spied food shopping here on several occasions.
2201 Elliston Place 615-321-9030
Local fashion stylists come here to snag edgy rock and roll wear to use on video and photo shoots for clients like Rascal Flatts, Jack Ingram and Alison Krauss. Underwood has also come in on her own.
THE IRON GATE
338 Main St. Franklin 615-791-7511
The high-end shop sells vintage housewares and collectibles to the likes of Sheryl Crow, Naomi Judd and Martina McBride.
Celebs have to eat too. Here's where they chow down on everything from home-style to haute cuisine. Hey, Keith, pass the syrup!
1796 21st Ave. S.; 615-383-9333
Keith Urban comes for the Caribbean pancakes (topped with coconut, pecans and bananas), and Vince Gill loves the sweet potato version. Those signature cakes—and award-winning hash browns—also keep Brad Paisley and LeAnn Rimes coming back. Just beware the line at the door.
4142 Old Hillsboro Rd., Leiper's Fork 615-794-1308; puckettsgrocery.com
A hot spot in tiny, celeb-heavy Leiper's Fork, 40 miles south of Nashville, this restaurant/music venue sees a steady stream of celebs like Sara Evans, Ashley Judd, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.
2317 12th Ave. S. 615-383-8330 eatdrinkreflect.com
Dixie Chick Martie Maguire, Brad Paisley and Kenny Chesney have all dined at this upscale, ultra-hip tapas restaurant, which overlooks Dolly Parton's rehearsal studio next door.
1701 Broadway 615-255-6482
A lunchtime fave for more than two decades with industry types, this sandwich shop often lures Chesney and Kix Brooks, who loves the tuna salad on whole wheat with jalapenos.
BREAD & COMPANY
4105 Hillsboro Pike 615-292-7323
Keith and Nicole are regulars, and Justin Timberlake and Carrie Underwood have both popped into the Green Hills branch of the eatery chain for soup, salad and sandwiches.
99 East Main St. Franklin 615-794-2805
This down-home "meat and three" (a meat entree and three sides) is known for its corn bread and its meringue-topped coconut-chocolate and banana-cream pies. Beloved by Brad Paisley and Wynonna Judd.
8400 Hwy. 100 615-646-9700 lovelesscafe.com
George Jones, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Pam Tillis and scores of others head to this legendary former roadside motel—overhauled in 2004—for the country kitsch atmosphere, homemade biscuits and jam and walls boasting a who's who of luminaries from country's past.
Sidle up to the bar—and maybe a star—at these evening hot spots
ROBERT'S WESTERN WORLD
416 Broadway 615-244-9552 robertswesternworld.com
Cramped, dingy and thoroughly hip, this honky-tonk— recently named one of America's best bars by Esquire—welcomes area luminaries like Vince Gill and Dierks Bentley and Hollywooders like Kiefer Sutherland. Late-night tip: Locals rave about the cheeseburger, washed down with cold Pabst Blue Ribbon.
12TH AND PORTER
114 12th Ave. N. 615-254-7250 12thandporter.net
Recently reopened, this intimate live music venue, a longtime hangout of musicians, is back in the groove with Big & Rich's weekly MuzikMafia jam sessions.
503 12th Ave. S. 615-963-9998 bartwenty3.com
The young and connected sip signature white chocolate martinis at this slick hot spot, a favorite of Billy Currington and southern alt rockers Kings of Leon.
TIN ROOF NASHVILLE
1516 Demonbreun Rd. 615-313-7103 tinroofnashville.com
This cavernous live venue on Music Row is hot with young performers like Chris Young and Ashley Monroe.
BEAUTY & WELLNESS
Here's where country's leading ladies go for pampering, big-city style
VENETIAN NAILS & SPA
2126 Green Hills Village Dr. 615-292-7727
Reba McEntire, Amy Grant, LeAnn Rimes and Martina McBride get their mani/pedis here. Most popular polish: Essie's pale pink "Mademoiselle" (above).
2315 12th Ave. S. 615-269-8029
The 45-minute "supermodel blowout" leaves Lee Ann Womack, Julie Roberts, Sara Evans and Emmylou Harris camera ready.
3902 Hillsboro Rd. 615-297-8797 sanctuaryforyoga.com
Nicole Kidman is a fan of the studio's yoga classes.