Music City, as it is commonly known by the locals, is located in the heart of the south. Famous for the Grand Ole Opry, Steeplechase, and Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville is the birthplace of country music.
And is still producing classic country artists today. One of the most notorious listening rooms in music history is The Bluebird Cafe in south Nashville, where major acts such as Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift got their start. The other side of the fence was Night Train, the R&B birth on Jefferson Street that was the beginning to some of music’s most authentic acts, such as Hendrix, Aretha, Ray Charles, and B.B. King.
Despite Southern traditions staying strong, the city is actually an ever changing organism. It’s the fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States. Many of the once quiet and basic neighborhoods have been completely gentrified and the carpetbaggers and opportunists have come for the chance to make a name for themselves.
And the locals are loving it. The amount of new restaurants, shops, and breweries have expanded from the traditional Nashville lifestyle, giving the locals a whole new area to explore and escape the crowded downtown tourist hotspots.
Whether you’re visiting for the honky-tonk, hee-haw life style or the famous hot chicken, Nashville is an impeccable city with something for everyone.