Nashville Wives


Alot of drama brewing at Casino night. See what Betty Malo had to say about it.

I remember the ‘good ol’ days’ when The Mavericks first started touring (once they got their record deal) how they would drive around in a van, lug all their own gear, and all take turns at the wheel. Seeing Sarah do the same thing reminds me how hard the life of a musician really is. No matter what is going on in your life you must put on a “happy face” and get through the show. Watching episode 4, I again see that sadness in her eyes and it makes my heart weep for her. While I don’t know everything that is going on with Sarah and Dallas, I do know that both of them are great people and they love each other deeply. I hope they can work things out.

When I saw the segment of Gary Chapman recording in the studio it pulled at my heartstrings! I immediately recognized that they were at Blackbird Studios – it’s Raul’s favorite place to record and a home away from home. It’s always fun running into John and Martina McBride there. When Cassie mentions that Gary wanted Eva Rose to see her name credited on the record; that is when he officially won me over, almost bringing me to tears. It was a very tender moment and a vulnerable position for Cassie but she really knocked it out of the ballpark!


No Invite = Confusion

You know what they say – shit happens. Invites get lost in the mail and though I knew about the event, I was in the dark about the specifics. When Ana told me she was meeting Jenny and Cassie at Performance Studios and Costume Shop to pick out what they are going to wear for Casino Night I did feel left out…but more importantly, it left me confused. (It’s always fun picking out a costume - especially when Ana is around.) Obviously, I was invited to the party but without an invite I have no idea if it is a costume party. Is it Asian theme costume? Bond theme? I even called the other ladies to see what costume they were wearing and they told me they were wearing ball gowns - which only confused me even more. I am not one to whine or bitch but I do like having some sort of clarity and that is why I called Jenny the afternoon of her party. I know it was not good timing when I called but I wanted to respect the Terrell’s theme of the night. 

The event was absolutely stunning and you could tell the Terrell’s went “all out”. The trees were dripping with Chinese lanterns softly illuminating the paths and outside gathering areas creating an lovely Asian ambiance. They had themed cocktails, a martini bar, a whiskey bar and champagne. They even had a cigar bar. Food was elegantly presented with an array of Hors D’oeuvres, sushi rolls, and other Asian delights. Casino and game tables were sprinkled throughout the house creating a visual feast. Well done, Jenny and JT!

I invited my good friend Linda Dunbar (aka Lobster Mobster) to go with me. I didn’t know it was a “couples” party. Moreover, I didn't even know it was for a charitable cause. This was very embarrassing for me, as my husband and I pride ourselves on supporting the local community and I showed up to the party with no check. Raul and I have supported The Make A Wish Foundation for many years ever since Dino was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. Raul even performed at a benefit at The Country Music Hall of Fame raising funds and awareness for this incredible organization. If I had known this party was for Make A Wish, I would have been even more excited to participate!

It was when Linda mentioned that there was a silent auction that we both ventured to the second floor. This is where the drama begins. Over the years, I’ve learned to never speak on behalf of my husband or sign him up for something without his consent. Of course I was upset about the guitar – embarrassed really. All these great folks are at the event, seeing this guitar and the sign that claims his signature is on it…only to wonder why it is not. For someone looking from the outside, not knowing the details, it would lead them to believe that he was the one who dropped the ball. 

I know I got upset with my sister for bidding on the guitar, but I can look back now and see that she thought she was doing the right thing. At least she knows where to get that Raul Malo signature! BTW – why did the ladies not tell her it was a costume party after all!

XOXOX, Betty Badd