Atlanta-based sleaze rockers Nashville Pussy
are led by the husband-and-wife duo of singer/guitarist Blaine Cartwright
and guitarist Ruyter Suys
; also featuring bassist Corey Parks
(the sister of NBA star Cherokee Parks) and drummer Jeremy Thompson
, the group (named in reference to a line from Ted Nugent
's Double Live Gonzo!
LP) debuted in 1998 with the album Let Them Eat Pussy
, originally issued on Amphetamine Reptile. An underground favorite, the record was reissued on major label Mercury later that same year, and the song "Fried Chicken and Coffee" was nominated for a Grammy for Best Heavy Metal Performance. Parks
left the group in early 2000 and was replaced by Tracy Almazan
for High as Hell
, which followed in the middle of the year. The album came out on TVT and helped maintain their cult following, but further progress was blocked by a lack of label support. A successful tour and several soundtrack and compilation appearances kept Nashville Pussy
busy in the interim before they moved to Artemis for 2002's Say Something Nasty
. The live DVD Keep on F*ckin' in Paris! appeared in 2003. The band returned two years later with the Get Some!
LP, which marked the debut of bassist Karen Cuda
. It was followed in 2009 by From Hell to Texas