Honky-Tonk Capitol of America is the home of two OVC teams now as the Belmont Bruins have become the newest member of the conference. I could write for days about the city of Nashville but we all know what it is; neon lights, mediocre professional teams and tourists wearing Cowboy hats.
Did you know that Nashville was a popular place for country music? Yea and apparently some former Belmont students took the music business program very seriously.
Josh Turner, Lee Ann Womack, Brad Paisley are all Belmont Alums.
The newest Bruins to make it big on the country scene is the band Florida-Georgia Line. The most accurate review of these two "Country music stars" comes from savingcountrymusic.com
Well then...."Yet another entry on this list originating from Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Records, which is ironic seeing how these two douchebags met at Borchetta’s cross-town rival’s namesake–Belmont University’s “Mike Curb College of Music.”Florida Georgia Line is a horrible combination of Rascal Flatts pretty boy hyper-pop, and designer jeans Jason Aldean “backroad” laundry list bullshit. They are everything bad about quotation mark “country” in 2012 combined into one big stuffed crotch sandwich. Punctuating how pathetic “Cruise” is, is the fact that these two dudes apparently don’t know how to use punctuation. The first line of the song goes, “Baby you a song,” instead of, “Baby you’re a song.” But what else can you expect when the title of their EP is It’z Just What We Do. Yes, it’s one of those albums, blurring the lines between Ebonics and idiocracy. (read song review)"
Although we won't play in it this year the Curb Event Center is a nice arena that holds about 5,000 people. Although Belmont rarely reaches that kind of attendance, it is still a nice looking arena. Almost a smaller version of the CFSB
ONE INTERESTING FACT
Former Murray State Athletics Director Mike Strickland, is now the AD at Belmont which might explain the similarities in venues when it comes to basketball.