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Mayor’s Race 2019: Candidates Weak On Nashville Hot Chicken, And Other Oddball Questions

Jun 14, 2019

In a season of mayoral forums, Nashville candidates had a rare chance to loosen up this week.

In addition to policy matters, a series of quick-hit culture questions were included as part of a forum Wednesday hosted by the city’s organization for young professionals, YP Nashville.

Here’s how they answered.

What is your go-to karaoke song?

Carol Swain: “I give myself an ‘F.’ ”

John Cooper: Anything by the Beatles

John Ray Clemmons: Anything by Johnny Cash

David Briley: “These Boots Are Made For Walking”

Favorite local restaurant?

Cooper: The Horn

Clemmons: Prince’s Hot Chicken

Briley: City House

Swain: Hattie B’s

When you eat hot chicken, what level of heat?

Clemmons: medium

Briley: doesn’t eat chicken (vegetarian)

Swain: “Some like it hot.”

Cooper: Mild. “I need milk and bread.”

Which Nashville celebrity would you “fanboy” over?

Briley: Doug the Pug

Swain: “It’s between John Rich and Kid Rock.”

Cooper: Jon Meacham

Clemmons: John Prine