Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 12.51.10 PMI can’t believe Southland starts in a few hours. My cowboy boots are ready to go. The “Y’alls” I scrubbed from my vocabulary in my early 20′s are coming back. (Read: Comin’ back.) And we have a phenomenal lineup — and still a few surprises — waiting for you all– er, y’all.

Tonight’s kick-off isn’t just an epic party featuring some of Nashville’s hottest bands. We are kicking the conference programming off on night one too with our exclusive fireside chat with entrepreneur, model, and filmmaker Christy Turlington Burns.

One of the other things I love about Christy: She’s a working mom and had to employ Jenga-like calendar tactics to fit Southland into the manic end of year school schedule.

There’s really not much else to say. Christy fucking Turlington fucking Burns. We are way oversold on tickets so there’s no way to get into the event, but if you want to watch all the action — including backstage drama — on the members only live stream, become a member right now. And don’t forget to follow @southlandse for all the latest photos and posts from the floor.

See you tonight!