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The Nutbush Dance

Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits Live 1996

Tina Turner isn’t really recognized for being a songwriter but, if it was her style, she could easily brag about writing one of the most epic Rock’N’Roll song in music history putting her hometown of Nutbush on the map. Recorded at Bolic Sound and released in June 1973 the song would be one of the last success of Ike & Tina. Since then, it has been covered by memorable rockers, inspired a dance routine in Australia, and the lil old town in Tennessee that never left the setlist of Tina’s concerts still attracts today fans from around the globe.

Back in 1980,  Australian Rock band AC/DC was looking for new leading singer, Brian Johnson auditioned for the band in London playing ‘Whole Lotta Rosie’ and ‘Nutbush City Limits’. If comparison with Mick Jagger are legions, looking at live performances of Brian Johnson, the way he moves and sings, you can’t help thinking about notable influences from Tina once again but once again, they were never really mentioned. Anyway they hired him as their lead singer and history was made!

American Rock legend Bob Seger also made Nutbush his own and performed the song for many years during his live shows. On May 30th 1976 , Bob Seger’s covered version of “Nutbush City Limits” entered Billboard’s Hot Top 100 chart at position #84; the following week it would be at #73, then on its 3rd and 4th week on the chart at moved to #69, that would be its peak position on the Top 100 and its 4th week on the chart was its last.

Australia, birth country of Tina’s longtime manager and friend Roger Davies has always been very good and faithful to the Queen of Rock. From tours during the ‘Pre -Private Dancer Era’ to massive concerts and promo for the National Rugby League, the Aussies have always showed tremendous excitement for Tina. And they still do today through what is known there as the ‘Nutbush Dance’! The dance is inspired by Tina’s famous dance steps and is a dance categorized as a line dance. The steps are fairly simple, such that one who does not know them can generally pick them up by watching other dancers. A key in the song and dance being a popular combination is that the song has a moderately long introduction before the strong dance beat starts, which allows people who are sitting down to get up and to the dance floor and for all dancers to assemble themselves in a grid!

Remember that time when G20 police officers in Brisbane, Australia accepted ‘The Nutbush’ dance challenge and bust out some impressive moves in unison with Tina’s classic blaring in the background?

Two years ago, on November 29th 2015,  in Horsham City, Australia,  254 people set a new World Record for ‘Nutbush Dance’,  dancing for over 5 minutes and 15 seconds , the youngest dancer was six, the oldest ninety years of age!

Every last weekend of September, Tina Turner Heritage Days are held in Nutbush at the Delta Heritage Center where the TINA Museum stands proudly. Wouldn’t it be great to see the ultimate ‘Nutbush Dance’ happening there?! That would sure look amazing to see coming in the future and until then the last words are for Tina (‘as usual’) with this news upload from 1996 of the Queen energizing performance of Nutbush City Limits in Frankfurt, Germany including an entertaining, must see, sing along with (some longtime) fans! Enjoy!

TINA Heritage Days – Trailer

Hi everybody! Last September, I had the privilege to attend the 5th Annual Tina Turner Heritage Days in Nutbush! It was an amazing celebration and we encourage every TINA fans to join this great event, held every last weekend of September where the Tina Turner Museum stands proudly! See you there for #TTHD17 and until then watch the new trailer created especially for the event!

By Ben 

TINA Heritage Days Documentary

You might miss it if you blink

How does Nutbush looks like in 2016!? Taking you beyond Tina Turner’s footsteps with this report from the 2016 Tina Turner Heritage Days in Nutbush with fans from all over the world!

From the TINA art unveiling to the concert and inside the church where little Anna Mae used to go, experience the South and the annual Tina Turner Heritage Days.

A truly amazing weekend, you read all about it here and now you can watch all about it! Enjoy!

With – Dashon Jones – Larry Edwards – Donovan Marcelle – Luisa Marshall – Samira Tina – Anja Offermann – Cindy Vandenbussche – Laurel Hudgens Herring – Quateisha Jackson – Teri Toeun – Fiona Elliott – Linda Benedict – Lucas Alexander – Billy Hardin – Ronnie Pierce – Eric Henry – Donna Harper Graeff – Sonia Outlaw-Clark – Robbie Montgomery – Rhonda Graam and many more!

By Ben – Filmed in 4K.

Tina 2016 Heritage Days

 

Tina Turner fans will gather from around the world this November in Amsterdam to celebrate TINA77, Tina Turner’s Fans Birthday Party but first stop:  Nutbush this September!

The 5th annual edition of the Tina Turner Heritage Days will take place once again at the Tina Turner Museum, September 23-25, 2016. The schedule for this year weekend is already online and it looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun again!

Visit the Tina Heritage Days Website for more info and see you there! #TTHD16

Tina Turner ‘Heritage Days’ 2015

Tina Turner Heritage Days 2015

Celebrating the heritage and legacy of Flagg Grove School along with its most famous student, Anna Mae Bullock, known worldwide as Tina Turner. Held each year on the 4th weekend of Sept. at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, TN.

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More info and program inside the post! 
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Behind the opening of the Tina Museum

Tina Turner Nutbush Live

They call it Nutbush, they say Nutbush! You say Nut bush!  we take you on a tour behind the scenes of the grand opening of the Tina Turner exhibition in Brownsville,TN close to her worldwide known hometown of Nutbush! With speciall tour guide, Tina Turner’s fan Stephen Evans!


Photos & video credit: Stephen Evans & Anja Offermann.

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The Girl In The Fields With No Name

Opening of the Tina Turner Museum - (4)

“The lotus is a flower that grows in the mud. The thicker the mud, the more beautiful the flower blooms.” This Buddhist wisdom certainly rings true for Tina Turner’s life story. The seed of Tina Turner was planted deep in the Tennessee mud, Nutbush to be precise. A small town in the deep-south of the United States. Tina is not a person for nostalgia. So when she left Nutbush in her mid-teens, she hardly ever looked back.

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Let’s go back to Nutbush!

http://www.tinaturnerheritagedays.com

 

Elvis fans have Graceland. If you are more into the country style (and big boobs) you can have fun at Dollywood. Now Tina Turner fans have a place where they can gather and celebrate the legacy of the legendary singer.  After a successful fundraising and a make over, Tina’s former school will open its door as a museum in honor of the Queen of Rock in September. Tina Turner showed a great interest herself in the project, contributing with memorabilia and other personal items. Last year gathering was already a success and organizers expect more people this year with the Grand Opening of the Flagg Grove School.  If you want to participate to the event visit the Tina Turner Heritage Days website. More photos from the school transformation inside the post!  Continue reading Let’s go back to Nutbush!

Save the school in lil’ ol’ Nutbush

Tina Turner Flagg Grove School restoration

We have written about the restoration of Tina Turner’s school back in lil’ ol’ Nutbush before. But now it is time to take action. 75,000 dollar is needed to bring Flagg Grove School back to its original state. At the moment, over 40,000 dollar has already been donated. A campaign has been set up where us fans can become part of the project by making a donation. And what’s even better: when you make a donation your name will be included on a birthday card that will be delivered to Tina by her assistant Rhonda Graam.

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Tina Turner Heritage Days in Nutbush

Tina Turner Heritage Day

Haywood County will celebrate Tina Turner and the heritage of the Flagg Grove School during the 1st Annual Tina Turner Heritage Days on September 27-28, 2013. All proceeds from the event will go towards the restoration of Flagg Grove School. You can also help the restoration by donating here.

Read more about this special weekend in the post.

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