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Welcome to Nashville
There is only one Music City. And today, Nashville continues its emergence as a cultural, artistic and entertainment-rich destination, filled with unique music and event venues, a myriad of art galleries, botanical gardens and greenways, plantation homes, honky-tonks, professional sports and fine dining.


Nashville has also become a hub for pop, rock, bluegrass, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, blues and soul music. Live music can be found 24/7/365 at any one of the more than 120 live music venues in the city. Countless artists choose Music City to write and record, and names like Kings of Leon, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and Jack White have chosen to call Nashville home. Nashville’s connection to music is unequalled, and its reputation as Music City has been consistently proven for over 200 years. It truly is the most musical city in the world

With its charming mix of musical, historical and cultural flavors, Nashville is truly a city for all seasons and styles. Nashville’s promise is to provide the ultimate musical entertainment experience celebrated throughout its diverse cultural and entertainment offerings and presented in an authentic, unique, friendly and unpretentious atmosphere. So whether it’s listening to live music, soaking in the art scene, exploring history or simply relaxing, you’ll find many ways to enjoy Music City and discover why music calls us home.
FUN FACTS
  • Nashville is home to country and non-country artists including: Jack White, The Black Keys, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, Ben Folds, Kings of Leon, Taylor Swift, Ke$ha, Martina McBride, Paramore, Alison Krauss, Sheryl Crow, Young Buck, Michael W. Smith, and many others.
  • The Hermitage Hotel, which has hosted several political and entertainment figures including John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bette Davis and Al Capone since it opened its doors in 1910, is the only Five-Star, Five Diamond property in the state of Tennessee.
  • Elvis Presley recorded more than 250 of his songs at RCA’s Historic Studio B on Music Row.
  • United Record Pressing is one of only four remaining vinyl manufacturers in the nation.
  • In 1892, Joel Owsley Cheek developed a recipe for a blend of premium beans and convinced the manager of the Maxwell House Hotel serve his coffee exclusively. The phrase “good to the last drop” was coined by President Theodore Roosevelt after he sipped coffee at the hotel.
  • Nashville was founded on Christmas Day 1779 on the banks of the Cumberland River. Upon arrival, the pioneers immediately began building Fort Nashborough. Among the pioneers was Rachel Donelson, daughter of Capt.Donelson, who would later become the wife of President Andrew Jackson.
  • Belle Meade Plantation was famous for breeding thoroughbred horses. On June 1, 1881, Iroquois — bred and later purchased by Belle Meade — had the honor of being the first American horse to win the English Darby.