Author Wiley Cash is currently on tour for the paperback release of his novel, A Land More Kind Than Home. Last night, he came through Nashville for an evening of bedazzled suits and good music.
The event was held at Manuel Couture, a rhinestone cowboy’s paradise, filled with those studded, glittering suits that feel indicative of country music. Elvis’ signature gold lamé suit? That was from Manuel.
Despite all my efforts, Wiley Cash did not dress in any of the suits. (And I promise, I really tried.) But if he had, it would’ve looked something like this, approximately:
Musician Amanda McCoy, who wrote the song for the paperback book trailer, performed. And whew, that girl can sing. Here’s the trailer:
Cash, a native North Carolinian, shared some great stories about moving to Louisiana and discovering the many “Souths.” We interviewed Cash last spring for A Land More Kind Than Home, where he talked about discovering the literature of the South, publishing his first novel and crafting memorable characters. Read it here.
Chatting with Cash—and with the couturier himself—in this legendary store made for one of my favorite book events. Have you been to any great book parties at unique locations?