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Nashville Unleashed at The King and Prince Resort

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Jack & Diane brought their travelling musical roadshow “Nashville Unleashed” to The King and Prince Resort on St Simons Island, Georgia  Saturday August 13.  They performed an amazing show; great music, with wonderful stories and laughs about songwriting and life in Nashville as a musician.  It was a dinner show, with a Prime Rib buffet to start the evening and guests’ enjoyed the ocean views from the historic Delegal Room.  The musicians performed “in the round” seated in the middle of the room, where every seat felt right up front.  Jack & Diane launched “Nashville Unleashed” in 2008 with a strong vision for a show that would spotlight Songwriters in a way that helps them to connect deeper with a listening audience.  They brought 3 talented musicians with them; Karen Staley, Julie Forester and Mason Douglas.  With their casual, easy-going style, I felt like they were playing their songs and telling their life stories to a group of me and my friends.  The songs and the stories behind them were wonderful and each of the musicians voices were amazing; from tender love songs to fun country ballads.  Nashville Unleashed will return to The King and Prince on Saturday November 19.  The links below are to each of the musicians web sites.

Mason Douglas:
Karen Staley:
Julie Forester:
Jack & Diane:

Nashville Unleashed – Live Music and Dinner

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

A live music and dinner concert is coming to The King and Prince Resort on August 13!  Here is full information about the event, from the “What’s Happening” section of the August Elegant Island Living Magazine.

This is the ultimate date night for music connoisseurs, as Jack & Diane, the musical hosts of Nashville Unleashed, will be sharing center stage with fellow Nashville performing songwriters at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on Saturday night, August 13.  Dinner service begins at 6:00 p.m. and will conclude at 7:30, just prior to the show’s start.  Jack & Diane perform and serve as the evening’s hosts.  Joining them are Nashville performing songwriters: Karen Staley, who’s written for Faith Hill, Trick Pony and Tracy Byrd; Julie Byrd, a professional writer with Reba McEntire’s Starstruck Entertainment who has also performed on the West End stage in Longon, England; and Mason Douglas, who’s opened for Trace Adkins, James Otto and Jewel.

The evening’s performance will be staged in the round in the hotel’s Delegal Room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  It is similar to VH-1’s “Storytellers,” where the audience goes behind the scenes as the musicians share the inspiration behind their music and the stories that shape their songs.  The performers are floor level in the middle of the room, surrounded by their listeners seated at candlelit tables that create a sense of intimacy, allowing them to engage their audience in conversation throughout the night.

Their music is a bluesy, more soulful style of country, with Diane’s vocal influences including Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Nicks.  Jack is renowned as an impressive guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with an unconventional approach.  Both are long-time performing, recording and songwriting veterans with the ability to capture the hearts of their listeners and endear people to themselves almost instantly through music and lyrics.

Tickets are $65 per person which includes dinner, exclusive of cocktails, and are available exclusively online at