About TSG Nashville Editor Christi Gibbs:
Christi was born and raised in Texas. It was while working in the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C., that she met a Tennessee boy and followed him to Nashville. Fast forward a decade later, and the politico pair is now a family of four, with roots firmly planted in Nashville. After her move to Music City, Christi worked for some of Tennessee’s most well-known political leaders. Through travels and meetings with Tennesseans throughout the state, her affinity for small business and love of local grew.
During one of her frequent downtown Franklin shopping trips, she spotted The Scout Guide on a table. She couldn’t believe she could take it for free, and began collecting TSG books during her travels. Christi loves to brag about everything Nashville to visiting friends and family, and she saw becoming Editor of TSG Nashville as an opportunity to do just that, while better serving the small-business community around her.
Christi’s Three Favorite Reasons to Visit Nashville:
- Music. “Nashville is synonymous with the word music. And for country music lovers in particular, Nashville exceeds expectations with opportunities to explore places like backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Stand in line to hear songwriters sing their hits at the Bluebird Café, include the world-famous Tootsies in your late nights on Broadway, and be sure to pay homage to tremendous musical sites such as Studio B, a spot frequented by Elvis Presley, and the place where more than 1,000 American hits were born.”
- History. “Our music history is legendary, but Nashville is also abundant in its Southern heritage. Just ten miles east of the downtown honkey tonks, you’ll find the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, where you can see hundreds of our seventh President’s original belongings. Take a short drive to downtown Franklin, and you can walk the historic square now bustling with charming shops, see Battle of Franklin battlefields, or visit antebellum homes like the Carnton Plantation (home of Carrie McGavock, the heroine of the bestselling novel The Widow of the South).”
- Food. “The rest of the country is now taking notice of our ever-growing community of award-winning chefs who have created a “farm-to-table” restaurant scene. Locally sourced food is highlighted at Nashville’s best restaurants, in a state known for its beautiful, abundant farmland. Of course you can’t miss out on the Southern favorites either, like Nashville’s hot chicken dives and some good ole Loveless Café biscuits.”
Words Christi Lives By:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” —Philippians 4:13