We had the good fortune of connecting with Lindsay Hightower and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lindsay, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My parents had a major influence on my decision to work for myself. They always had their own businesses. I was encouraged to put my time in making my own dreams happen as opposed to working for someone else’s dreams.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m in love with people and their stories. I want my music to tell stories in the most truthful genuine way that I can. I want to feel connected with people through writing. It has its challenges just like I assume every career has. Balancing career and family is one of the most challenging obstacles day to day. I feel as though the more I can include the people I love in what I’m doing, it seems to help close that gap a little more.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Let’s say you’re coming in on a Friday night: Head to the The Woodshed Smokehouse. The ramen there is fire! Say hi to some of the friendliest bartenders in town and listen to live music 4 nights a week. Come into town on Saturday: Fort Worth has incredible world renowned museums, including The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Amon Carter and Kimbell Art Museum. Grab dinner and a margarita at The Original, on the bricks on the west side of Camp Bowie. Then, late, find your way to Oscars Pub. Listen to some live music. There is also a little swanky sexy spot, The Basement Bar underneath Oscars that you should check out. Arrive on Sunday: Grab brunch at Gemelle off White Settlement Road. The brunch is in a gorgeous outdoor courtyard with luscious herb gardens, with music every week from 11am-2pm. Maybe a massage: Asian Health Massage on Camp Bowie is great. I’d then head out of town for a couple of days. Get out of the city and head about 45 min SW to the little town of Glen Rose. Spend some time outdoors. Check out Dinosaur State Park for a hike. If the river has enough water you can go tubing with Brazos River Sports Company. Definitely stop by The Backporch and get the wings! There are some really fun places to stay in Glen Rose. There are cute bed and breakfast places as well as some beautiful tree houses. Wheeler Park Reservoir is one of my very favorite places. The water is so clear they also offer scuba diving certification. Makes for a fun day. Check out Big Rocks and the cute little downtown square shops and restaurants. After few days in the outdoors, I’d head back in town for a little self care at Ideal Image off of Foch Street. They have the most incredible staff and products. There is a sexy grooming/event lounge. Go sip on some tequila afterwards. Right down the street is Fred’s. There is always great live music and burgers. Wednesday-Magnolia is one of my favorite parts of Fort Worth. My son likes to skate so we always have to stop into Magnolia Skate Shop. You can find the coolest kicks in town in that area. Shinjuku Station on Magnolia is my favorite sushi spots in Fort Worth. Then a little stop by Melt for the best ice cream in town. It’s such a cool vibe in the Magnolia area. Thursday: You obviously can’t come to Fort Worth and not visit the stockyards. Go into Chief Records and check out some news music. They are such big supporters of the local music scene. Do some shopping and then go have a cocktail at Atico, the Barcelona themed tapas and rooftop patio at the SpringHill Suites by Marriot. It’s stunning! They have live music every Thursday night for Happy Hour from 6-9pm. The new Hotel Drover is where I’d stay after a day in the stockyards.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
It absolutely takes a village. I have the most incredible team surrounding me. The love and support of my son, Ashton deserves the most credit. He has encouraged and cheered me on in the most beautiful way. The strong women in my life that have helped me find my own power just by witnessing the power they command in their own lives. My business partner Matt Jones has believed in me even on the days I didn’t believe in myself. My band! Taylor Dondlinger (guitarist), Danny Stone (bass) Hagen Hauschild (drummer). They really are the best. Most importantly, I would like to thank the friends and fans that continue to come out to shows and support us week after week.
Brian Hutson, Elevated Content Co.