You got your cowboy boots shined, you tuned your acoustic guitar and you perfected your Southern twang… but there’s still one step left before you effortlessly blend in with the Nashville elite—you have to learn all their Southernisms!
Luckily, the cast of Private Lives of Nashville Wives are here to teach you the ways of a true Southern Bell in this video shared exclusively with In Touch Weekly! And let’s just say down South, things aren’t always exactly as they seem.
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We think Sarah Davidson put it best when she said, “Southern women definitely have a way of sugar coating some things!”
One example? “Bless your heart!”
“It’s like wrapping up an insult in a donut,” Betty Malo joked. “It’s that Southern style—be sweet to your face, but be a bitch behind the scenes!”
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Of course, not all of the women agree that there’s an inherent cattiness about Nashville.
“The women that talk behind other women’s backs are cowards,” Cassie Chapman explained.
But don’t worry, Jenny Terrell assured us that they’re very welcoming in Nashville!
“We welcome people with open arms—until they screw us over,” she warned with a smile.
Well, at least now we’re prepared for anything. If you can’t plan a big move to Nashville (even though we all want to now!), be sure to tune into Private Lives of Nashville Wives!
The all-new, unscripted series from TNT that takes you into the high-stakes world of country music by following six accomplished, opinionated and fashionable ladies—Erika Page White, Cassie Chapman, Jenny Terrell, Sarah Davidson and identical twins Betty Malo and Ana Fernandez.
Private Lives of Nashville Wives premieres tonight, Feb. 24, at 10 PM on TNT—you won’t want to miss it!
Here are some more Southernisms to wrap your head around before tonight’s premiere!
Southernism: “Bless her heart.”
Translation: This is her nice way of saying she thinks you’re a real idiot, but she still likes you and doesn’t want to hurt your feelings.
Southernism: “She’s about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.”
Translation: She thinks you’re a complete waste of oxygen, devoid of any purposeful function on this green earth.
Southernism: “Her elevator don’t go all the way up to the top.”
Translation: She thinks you’re just plain dumb, or in other words, “one fry short of a Happy Meal.”
Southernism: “She has her nose so high in the air she could drown in a rainstorm.”
Translation: She thinks you’re conceited, narcissistic and self-righteous… and she’s not afraid to say it.
Southernism: “If the good Lord's willing and the creek don't rise.”
Translation: Maybe it will happen if everything aligns at the right time.
Southernism: “She has so many boyfriends you can't swing a dead cat without hitting one.”
Translation: Girlfriend is a ho.
Southernism: “Right church, wrong pew.”
Translation: You're almost right. Not quite. But close.