McCartney In Music City Tonight

Tonight (7/26) when Paul McCartney‘s Up and Coming 2010 Tour stops in Nashville it will mark his first concert appearance in town, but not his first visit to Music City. McCartney and his family spent six weeks in Nashville in 1974, a visit he told the Nashville Banner at the time was to “relax, ride horses and record.” The McCartney family stayed at a 133-acre Lebanon farm owned by songwriter Curly Putman (“Green, Green Grass of Home”), which inspired the Wings’ hit, “Junior’s Farm.”

As the concert approaches, Nashville Scene scribe Adam Gold builds a case in support of the superstar’s priceless talents.

Money may still not be able to buy Paul McCartney love, but it’s plain to see he’s found something to do with it. Ticket: $72-$276. Seven beers: $63. Parking: $10. Is seeing Paul McCartney really priceless? Nashville has answered with a resounding “yes.” Even with face-value prices as high as $410 per ticket (for the “Silver Hot Seat Package”) to attend Macca’s show at Bridgestone Arena this week — his first ever in Nashville — it still sold out quicker than you can say “Helter Skelter.” Finish reading.

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