Nashville is not only about country music ... oh, who are we kidding? It's the country music capital, so you know anything with Nashville in the title is probably going to be a) country-music related and b) something country-music lovers will want to check out.
Boise's own little slice of Nashville, Shorty's Saloon, hosts Nashville Unplugged: The Story Behind the Song each month.
Nashville Unplugged is a touring show that brings singers and songwriters to the stage to mix music with storytelling and give audiences a glimpse of Nashville music life, told by the men and women who are an integral part of it. Just this year, creators Aaron Benward and Brian McComas added Shorty's to their regular outings. And this month, Boiseans can hear from Dave Pahanish, who co-wrote Toby Keith's 2009 No. 1 hit "American Ride."
Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m., $5. Shorty's Saloon, 5467 N. Glenwood St., 208-322-6699, shortyssaloon.com