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Bill DeMain

Hank, Johnny, Chet, Patsy, George, Tammy, Conway, Loretta, Dolly, Merle, Willie . . . there was a time when country music was on a first name basis with its fans. A time when the streets of downtown Nashville were alive with the sound of backroom guitar pulls, midnight jamborees and the Grand Ole Opry. Now you can recapture the magic of this golden era on the Walkin’ Nashville Music City Legends Tour. Packed with history, fun trivia and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about your favorite country and rock ‘n’ roll legends, this 90-minute walking tour is designed for music lovers who want to know the real story of how Nashville came to be called Music City. Your friendly guide is Grammy-nominated music journalist Bill DeMain, a writer with over twenty years experience who’s contributed to publications such as MOJO, Classic Rock and Entertainment Weekly, and published three books, including the popular humor collection, The Sterling Huck Letters. DeMain has interviewed an A-Z of pop and country music superstars, including Dolly Parton, Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Loretta Lynn, David Bowie, Smokey Robinson, Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall and Keith Urban. An acclaimed songwriter, DeMain has had songs covered by such artists as Marshall Crenshaw, Kim Richey and David Mead. He’s also one half of the internationally acclaimed pop duo Swan Dive, who’ve appeared on Late Night With Conan O’ Brien, shared the stage with s

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