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The capital of the American state of Tennessee, Nashville is a city of country music and it is even called so – Music City.
And this is not an exaggeration, since everything in Nashville revolves around music. Here, music personifies not a dream, but is a profession and a way for anyone to make money. So it’s not surprising that such luminaries as Cache, Taylor Swift, Cheryl Crow, Keith Urban and others, come from here.
Since the foundation of the city, music has become the main theme of life and is the personification of its soul and its inhabitants. The first inhabitants of Nashville, settled here in the late eighteenth century, played the violin and danced during the celebration of the settlement on the Cumberland River. And already in the nineteenth, expanded Nashville became the center of the country for the production of music.
If this time your path lies exactly in the American state of Tennessee, visiting its beautiful capital Nashville, you will be interested to learn the facts of the extraordinary musical history.
First and foremost, music lovers will endeavor to get to the West End, the Music Row, which is the center of record companies, promoters, agents and managers who produce country music. You can also visit Elliston Place, Centennial Park, where there is a copy of the Parthenon, also the campus of Vanderbilt University, built in 1833 and currently attended by more than 12,000 students. This area is also characterized by a lot of greenery and gardens, which makes it possible to relax in a pleasant atmosphere.
For the convenience of moving around the area you can rent a car in Nashville and just 16 km away from the center reach the Music Valley, a tourist area with a number of attractions. Opry Mills Mall has a large Imax cinema and themed restaurants, Music City is a wax museum where you can discover many country music symbols, the Grand Ole Opry House Building, where every Friday and Saturday shows are organized. It is also very interesting to visit the factory, where it is possible to observe the creation of mandolins, banjo and the famous Gibson guitars.
Many will certainly want to visit the famous business district of Nashville – 2nd Avenue, where there are many restaurants, shops and nightclubs, you can walk just two blocks far to the west along the Riverfront along the Cucumberland River and admire the Fort Nashborough, which was reconstructed in the 30s . More information about the musical history of the city can be found in the Country Music Hall, where are exhibited such things as a cocktail dress by Patsy Cline, the gold Cadillac of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash’s guitars and more. A lot of famous names in music once performed in Ryman Auditorium, where even today you can enjoy wonderful concerts.