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Nashville Heart

Jacqueline Platt

February 08, 2017

Genre: Country

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Nashville Heart is 1 of the first songs I wrote about being in love with my Hubby and Nashville. He'd take me on long country drives, and we'd go to Nashville. I fell in love with him and Nashville instantly. This song combines my love for both and not wanting to choose between the 2. I sent the lyrics to Esther O'Connor of UK band Ashton Lane. She loved the lyrics, so we cowrote it in 2013. It was then released as a single, and now is the title track for their new album released September 2015.


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Brent Baxter

Hey, Jacqueline!  Welcome to Frettie!  I’m so glad you’re here!  I like the vibe of this song.  I wish I had the lyrics available to help me give feedback (you know you can add those).

I like that the song has some movement to it.  Nic “mid” thing going on.  Some nice imagery.  I’m a little confused by the last line of the chorus.  Why land on that thought?  It comes out of nowhere and doesn’t seem to be supported by anything in the first 2 verses.  Seems like the relationship is going along well.

If you’re aiming for a commercial country cut, I’m not sure if it helps to sing about Nashville and country dreamers.  You don’t really say that you’re one of those, do you?  Is it relevant to the love story?  It almost feels like you have two stories going on- the Nashville thing and the love thing.  It’s a cool title, but it feels a little unfocused.

But I dig the vibe, structure, and performance.  Nice work!  I’d love to hear more!

February 09, 2017

Jacqueline Platt

Thanks for your feedback, Brent! I posted the lyrics with a description of what the song was written about… a comparison of 2 loves and not wanting to be separated from either! This was my 1st real go at songwriting a few years ago, I was lucky enough to have it cut and put on an album… But I’ve learned (and still learning) so much more since then, and only continue to grow! Here’s to my next song!

March 17, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Hey, Jacqueline!  Welcome to Frettie!  I’m so glad you’re here!  I like the vibe of this song.  I wish I had the lyrics available to help me give feedback (you know you can add those).

I like that the song has some movement to it.  Nic “mid” thing going on.  Some nice imagery.  I’m a little confused by the last line of the chorus.  Why land on that thought?  It comes out of nowhere and doesn’t seem to be supported by anything in the first 2 verses.  Seems like the relationship is going along well.

If you’re aiming for a commercial country cut, I’m not sure if it helps to sing about Nashville and country dreamers.  You don’t really say that you’re one of those, do you?  Is it relevant to the love story?  It almost feels like you have two stories going on- the Nashville thing and the love thing.  It’s a cool title, but it feels a little unfocused.

But I dig the vibe, structure, and performance.  Nice work!  I’d love to hear more!

February 09, 2017

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Jacqueline Platt

Thanks for your feedback, Brent! I posted the lyrics with a description of what the song was written about… a comparison of 2 loves and not wanting to be separated from either! This was my 1st real go at songwriting a few years ago, I was lucky enough to have it cut and put on an album… But I’ve learned (and still learning) so much more since then, and only continue to grow! Here’s to my next song!

March 17, 2017


You swept me off my feet
When we first met
Nashville took my breath
I can't forget
You took my heart
We took our time
On the Tennessee line

Where tiger lilies grow
Dogwoods in Spring
Beside a country road
The sky that sings
The grace that shines
Down the Tennessee line

Where a southern beat draws you in
And everyone plays and sings their dreams
(And) I love you with my Nashville heart
All I ask of you is don't tear the two apart

Caught me off guard
Took me by surprise
When you picked me up
For a long Tennessee drive
I can feel my roots growing down
In the southern ground

Where a southern beat draws you in
And everyone plays and sings their dreams
(And) I love you with my Nashville heart
All I ask of you is don't tear the two apart

In your eyes
I see an amber sky
There in your voice
A country lullaby
In a city like no other
What a love so fine
On the Tennessee line

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