Nashville’s Steeplechase: Tailgating in Style

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Today marks the 72nd running of the Iroquois Steeplechase, Nashville tradition hosted at Percy Warner Park. To get the inside scoop on the big event, check out The Complete Guide to the Iroquois Steeplechase from our May issue, in which we give you an overview of Steeplechase’s history and provide a tear-and-go break down of the track.

Meanwhile, enjoy these outtakes from last year’s tailgate, where we spent the day with some of our favorite Nashville singer-songwriters (above).

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Emily Shackelton (above) has written songs that have been recorded by Sara Evans, Tate Stevens, and Wynonna Judd. You might recognize her tune, “Love Like Mine,” from the hit show Nashville. Check out her debut album Late Bloomer on iTunes.

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Phil Barton (above and center) penned the Lee Brice’s hit “A Woman Like You,” and his songs have been recorded by the likes of David Nail, Sara Evans, and Tate Stevens.

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Chuck Wicks’ (above) new album Rough, featuring hit single “Salt Life,” debuted last month.

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Photo by Brown W. Cannon

Australia-native Claire Wyndham has two albums out: Lazy Side of Crazy and Wherever I Land.

Special thanks to Liz Rose of Liz Rose Music, one of the highest regarded music publishing companies in Nashville, and co-writer of  Taylor Swift songs such as “White Horse,” for letting us tag along with her crew.

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