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With Noah and Glenn in tow, Juliette is whisked off to the hospital in an ambulance after her collapse during a show on her tour. Zoey immediately calls Avery to let him know about the drama. It seems Juliette had a blood clot in her leg that moved to her lungs.
Across town, at the Hermitage Café, Gunnar is having baby mama drama of his own when he confronts Kylie for not telling him her son is his. She actually skipped town because she learned she was pregnant and her controlling parents kept her from Gunnar. And she still plans on skipping town with the kiddo to live with her new man candy.
CMA nominations are coming out and, speaking of coming out, Will’s beard Layla shows up with the trusty reality show cameras to surprise him and watch the announcement with him at his tour stop. So as Robin Roberts and Sara Evans on Good Morning America are making the announcements, they all gather around the TV. ABC is good at those shameless plugs. Or bad, I guess.
Here are your fakety Nashville CMA nominations:
New Artist of the Year: Will (intense eye roll from the beard when he cheers. If he wins, they could dub it New Artist of the Queer), some other people whose names are inaudible AND….Sadie Stone (who just got a record deal last week)
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, & Rayna
Male Vocalist of the Year: Puke
Musical Event of the Year: Rayna and Luke’s doofy song “Ball and Chain”
Single of the Year: “This Time” by Rayna James and “It’s On Tonight” by Luke
Album of the Year: The Parts I Remember by Rayna James and some inaudible album name by Luke
Song of the Year: Gunnar for writing something-or-other
Entertainer of the Year: Luke, Miranda Lambert, Rayna, Luke Bryan, and Keith Urban
Sadie and Rayna are watching the CMA noms together and as soon as they’re announced, Luke calls Rayna — and then he talks. What have I told those Nashville writers about allowing Luke to talk? He needs to just stand there and look pretty. Anyway, it seems he is flying Sara Evans out to sing with him for his show that night to begin his unashamed campaigning for CMA trophies.
In more shameless ABC plugging, Bucky suggests to Rayna that the couple sing their duet on Dancing with the Stars’ country music night. Rayna doesn’t like the idea now that it seems her success is all thanks to their coupledom. So she agrees to do the gig without Luke. Best decision she has made since, well, ever. But it’s a no go. Dancing with the Stars wants Ruke and not Rayna. So she calls the show’s grand poobah and promises to debut her new single on the show and gets her solo spot.
LITERALLY adding insult to injury, Juliette learns that she has received one CMA nomination from her hospital bed—and that was for Song of the Year, a nod she is sharing with Avery because they were co-writers on the song. Instead of throwing a typical Juliette hissy fit, she tells Glenn she survived the blood clot and her baby is healthy, so she considers it a very good day. When did Juliette start thinking clearly and logically all of the sudden? Pregnancy brain can do weird things to us gals, I guess. But before she can continue, Avery shows up. Just as they began to chat, Noah arrives with flowers. (#TEAMNOAH!!) Assuming Juliette has moved on with Noah, Avery bolts.
So … instead of going to his girlfriend with the news of his kid, Gunnar takes his business over to Scarlett. Scarlett advises him to become pals with the kid in the short amount of time the little rugrat is in town. Then she heads on over to greet her homeless pal Bubba from Forrest Gump to thank him for making her song better. He refuses charity when she offers to make him dinner and do his laundry, so she says he can clean Deacon’s gutters. In the meantime, Gunnar heads over and talks Kylie into letting him spend the day with his kid while she packs for their big move to Tulsa.
Scarlett keeps up her end of the bargain when the gutters are clean and cooks Terry a meal and does his laundry (if she didn’t eat some of the meal, so help me…) and as they talk she learns he used to sing the blues professionally and it’s a rough spot he obviously doesn’t want to discuss. She then brings up a photo of his family she found and it sets him off, where he pulls a Deacon/Juliette/Avery and storms off yelling “It’s none of your damn business.” Bonus: he left his plate of food on the porch unfinished. There’s plenty left, Scarlett… take a little bite or two for Auntie Angela.
Jeff is still kissing Teddy’s ass and using his local hoochie gal pals to reel him in. At a dinner that night, Jeff’s puppets begin the dinner small talk to put the idea in Teddy’s head that his daughters should have a record deal. Teddy is the mayor of Nashville. Please do not tell me he is THAT stupid.
Apparently, he is. While Teddy is out getting taken advantage of, Maddie must take Daphne along on an outing with Luke’s son, Colt, which leads them to throwing a teenage party at Teddy’s house, which Daphne knows is a no no. When she freaks out over a fight that breaks out, she tries to call daddy Teddy, who is too busy getting his ass kissed and skinny dipping to hear his phone going off. Later, Jeff admits those hoochies were really ho's.
When Teddy gets home, the police have busted Maddie’s party. And who called the cops? Daphne. I mean it. Daph Daph is truly growing on me. Maddie, however, dropped in my esteem. At the party, she kissed Colt.
Deacon is still shagging Pam on the Puke, errr… Luke and Will and Deacon tour and he’s even started writing a song she inspired him to create. But when he is on stage ready to perform it, the audience begins chanting for Luke and Will to take the stage. So, he gives them what they want and stomps off. And he thinks Luke is a diva… Pam agrees and calls him out on his whiney bitch attitude.
Will’s beard Layla has taken to hitting the bottle (how very Avery of her) and when Will calls her out on it, he asks her to please just not act like a psychopath for the last day of shooting their reality show. Her response? “Doesn’t drama make for good TV?” Touche, Layla. Touche. Maybe she should watch Nashville?
At the Will/Luke/Deacon show after party, she is straight-up, "status: Avery" and starts mouthing off in front of the reality cameras. Will manages to get her to stumble out before she drops the G-bomb. But not to worry, Deacon steps in and saves the day by playing Pam’s song for the after-party crowd. (I am rolling my eyes like they will come out of my ears right now.) However, the redeeming part is that it pisses Luke off. Silver linings, people.
Juliette has some condition I can’t even begin to think of attempting to spell or pronounce. But in a nutshell, her doctor described it as an increased tendency to form abnormal blood clots. She was born with the condition, but it sometimes only rears its ugly head during pregnancy. It means that she can still film her movie and go home, but she can’t tour. Noah is there for the whole thing and tells her she doesn’t have to go through it alone. So… Avery who?
When Juliette eventually does find Avery, she happens upon Zoey, too. Juliette fires Zoey for taking center stage after her collapse, despite the fact that the tour has been canceled anyway. She then tells Avery she kept the baby because it was his and she is still hoping they have a chance. (#TEAMNOAH) She tells him she will handle the bun in the oven situation with him all in or without him completely – and then left the ball in his court.
Rayna, Deacon and Luke fly to Nashville once they find out about Maddie and Colt’s po po party and they all decide they need to get a nanny. Are you kidding me? Teddy and Rayna are NOT the parentals of the year for a VERY good reason. Shirk responsibility and let someone else raise the kids! Like ya do. Shortly after, Teddy calls the prostitute for a little rendezvous, I am assuming.
We next find Avery going to Juliette and saying he forgives her, but he doesn’t want to be in a romantic relationship with her. He also says it’s not up to her if he gets to be a father to the baby.
We next see Gunnar pleading with Kylie to stay in town with his son, explaining Mika is the only family he has left and she agrees just in time for Zoey to walk in. Oh Zoey, just go. Walk away. A man who truly gives a crap for your feelings awaits somewhere in Music City!
The episode wraps with Juliette holding a press conference and tells the world she is prego- and that Avery is the baby daddy. Hey! I have an idea! Let’s get Juliette a nanny. Or at least one for Avery to knock the bottle out of his hand.
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For those with a thirst to celebrate, Red Bull Unlocked is the key. In city after city, the most exciting bars, clubs, mixologists, performing artists, and more take over a local landmark building to showcase their signature ambiance while also collaborating for a must-see mashup. And now it's Music City’s turn to seize the spotlight, as the event brings 10 bars together in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood.
Fueled by the best of Nashville’s thriving music scene, Red Bull Unlocked has curated an eclectic night of show-stopping entertainment performances including a pop-up Whiskey Jam show, DJ sets, musicians, and more. The full lineup is here:
- Whiskey Jam (feat. Dozzi, Willie Shaw, and Johnny Hayes)
- A.B. Eastwood
- Daisha / Rap Girl
- Boom Bap (DJ Collective feat. DJ-Rate, Case Bloom)
- Whiskey Disco (DJ Collective feat. Coach, Jim O'Shea)
- Old Crow Medicine Show’s Jerry Pentercost (DJ Set)
- DJ Stretch
- DJ Griffin Green
- The Play Mates (Drag Show feat. Sasha, Vanity, Deception, Aura Mayari, Corlis Todd, and Carmin Triple C)
Counting down to the epic celebration, Daisha shares, “I never thought I’d have the opportunity to perform in so many of Nashville’s top spots all in the same night. Fans can expect a lot of bops and high energy. I want people to dance and have a good time.”
Ward Guenther, Whiskey Jam Founder, adds, “Red Bull has been enjoyed at Whiskey Jam since the very first night, so it's only fitting Whiskey Jam is enjoyed at Nashville's first Red Bull Unlocked. Looking forward to this!”
Red Bull Unlocked Istanbul
Photo courtesy of Red Bull
Local favorites including Pearl Diver, Tin Roof, Lipstick Lounge, White Limozeen, and more will join forces for one epic night. Full list of bars and partners below:
- The Dive Motel
- Lipstick Lounge
- Pearl Diver
- Play Dance Bar
- Rosemary & Beauty Queen
- The Stage
- Tin Roof
- Whiskey Jam
- White Limozeen
- Woolworth Theatre – Opening Fall 2022!
- Eleven Eleven - Opening 2023!
Date: August 21, 2022
Time: 6 PM – 11PM CT
Location: 1102 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Entrance: Ticked event
Rumble Boxing, the boxing-inspired group fitness studio, opened its doors for the first time in Nashville on June 20 at 609 Overton St, Nashville, TN. The hottest workout on the block is hosting its official grand opening from August 4th-7th with daily classes, membership specials, and prizes from local vendors. The new Rumble Boxing studio is currently offering a buy one class, get one free promotion for the Nashville community.
Rumble Boxing delivers 45-minute, 10-round, strength and conditioning group workouts, crafted around teardrop-style aqua boxing bags and high-intensity strength training circuits. This brings all fitness levels together to experience what Rumble is known for: combining the sweet science of boxing with high energy and positive vibes.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
This boutique fitness brand offers serious benefits like increased stamina and strength, with cardio that’s actually fun. The seasoned trainers at the new studio are thrilled to serve their local community while offering this fun, new modern approach to boxing and welcome members of all fitness levels to the Rumble family.
The new Rumble Boxing studio is owned and operated by Blake Baskin and Antonio Compton. With their background in the fitness industry, this dynamic duo is excited to bring their passion for boxing and group fitness to Nashville. As business and life partners, Blake and Antonio aim to create a strong community within their new Rumble Boxing studio and share their message of non-apologetic inclusivity.
Black and Gay-Owned Business
Rumble Boxing Store with Dolly Parton Mural
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“We own who we are, and this brand aligns with that perfectly,” said Antonio. “This is what we want to create and bring to this community: a fitness class that is designed for anyone and a place for people to be who they are. As a Black and gay-owned business, we want to help lower the division we see in the world right now. Our goal is to bring people together through Rumble, set everything aside, and have fun.”
To echo their message of acceptance and inclusion, Blake and Antonio commissioned a local Nashville artist to paint an 11 X 6-ft. mural of Nashville icon and philanthropist, Dolly Parton. The massive portrait features the country star in Rumble Boxing gear in the lobby of the studio.
The excitement and buzz around Rumble allowed Blake and Antonio to recruit top-tier trainers to head up the new studio, including Head Trainer Oronde Jones, a well-known celebrity trainer in the Nashville market.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“Compared to other fitness classes, Rumble is a class you can truly get lost in for 45 minutes. With the dark room, you don’t have to worry if anyone is paying attention to you. The music is awesome and inspiring, and the beat drops right when you need it the most. Also, with boxing being a sport you can never truly master, you’re always improving and crafting your skill. On the floor, you’re consistently doing something new, which prevents you from ever hitting a plateau.” Said Oronde Jones about his favorite part of Rumble.
Rumble has massive brand loyalty and widespread appeal, partly thanks to attracting top names like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Jason Derulo, David Beckham, and Kevin Hart to its studios.
About Rumble Boxing
Founded in New York City in 2017, Rumble is a group fitness concept delivering a mix (or combination) of boxing-inspired circuits and the transformative power of resistance training. Pro and amateur fighters glove up together, no matter their fitness level or skill, to reveal their inner fighter. The experience is a 45-minute, 10-round, full-body cardio and strength workout crafted around specially designed water-filled, teardrop-style boxing bags. Rumble was founded by Noah Neiman (former Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer, and cast member of Bravo’s Work Out New York), Eugene Remm (Co-Founder of Catch Hospitality Group (Catch Restaurants, CATCH STEAK, Lexington Brass), Andy Stenzler (Co-Founder Cosí, Kidville), and Anthony DiMarco (13-time IRONMAN, former Managing Director, Google).
Who would have thought that we would have to get through a pandemic in order to appreciate the small things we have, such as the ability to simply pack our bags and hit the road?
For two years, there’s been nothing left for us travel junkies to do but sit at home and try to find new destinations that we will conquer once we defeat what appears to be the biggest villain of the 21st century. But once that happens, hold your bags tight because we will be up for some of the most interesting travel experiences. Take a look at some ideas for your post-COVID traveling plans:
A Gay Cruise
One of the best options to have in mind when all of this passes is a good, nice and long (pun intended) gay cruise. Or cruise in general, for that matter. Bear in mind, social distancing will still be a thing in the post-COVID world. But COVID-19 likely doesn’t mean that cruises will cease to exist. On the contrary, though cruise ships will probably keep the number of passengers smaller than before, it is believed that they will become an even bigger hit in the following period, especially because they are all going to go a lot more environmentally-friendly. On the bright side, is there any better way of celebrating the end of the pandemic than by cruising around some magnificent seas, stopping by at great cities and having romantic dinner nights at nice restaurants?
A getaway in nature
On the other hand, there is always the option of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of large cities, and spending some time in a place that’s not only healthy, but also beautiful. Some of the destinations that plenty of people will look for are the ones that can cater for both peace of mind and amazing things to see or do. One such destination is New Zealand, one of the greenest countries on Earth right now. Not only will you be visiting the magnificent country that gave us the beautiful Shire from Lord of the Rings; this is also a destination that’s excellent for everyone who prefers relaxing to partying. If you’re up for some partying, you will be able to hit Auckland, while if you’re for something calmer, there’s plenty of amazing places that you can see and visit.
Dancing Around at Pride
Pride parades are also events that you want to have in mind for the post-COVID world. Such events have always been quite important, but it seems that they are now more important than ever. The virus has canceled more than 75 Pride parades all around the world, which is one of the reasons why we must support the ones that will see the light of day once the pandemic stops. Truth be told, the upcoming Prides will perhaps be the best Prides ever organized. Give the gays a couple of weeks of quarantine, then let them outside and see what kind of party they are able to throw!
A road trip
If you’re, as well, waiting for the day to wake up and say “long gone are the days when we were not allowed to go wherever we wanted?”, and if staying at one place gave you a lot to think about, then your first post-COVID travel experience should definitely be a nice road trip. You can practically choose which country you want to tour, and you can either take your own car (you have probably missed it so much), or rent one at your destination. Australia is an amazing country for this, though, as it offers the possibility of seeing the Great Ocean Road, which is an amazing thing to see and experience. On the other hand, if you do not want or cannot leave your country, you can also choose to go on a domestic road trip – there are amazing things to see in your vicinity as well.
Holiday for a single guy
If you’re single, or you’re traveling someplace with another single friend, then you should definitely organize a nice vacation for yourself or for you and your single friend, and hit one of the best European cities. Europe has been greatly affected by the virus, which means that now it’s time to pay it back and get it back on its feet by traveling there and seeing all the amazing things it offers. Any city you choose in Europe – you will not make a mistake. Apart from being able to see great landmarks, you will also have the chance to have a drink at great gay clubs and pubs, and join unforgettable gay parties. And if the gay scenery is not your forte, worry not, as Europe indeed has to offer so many different and magnificent things.