Of course, anybody familiar with Nashville will tell you the city is most known for the music scene. However, this isn't the only thing the city is known for. A few things making Nashville famous include:
- Country Music - Home of the Country Music Hall of Fame
- Nashville Predators - NHL Hockey Team
- Nashville Sound
- Oprah Winfrey
- Ryman Auditorium
- AT&T Building - Tallest building in Tennessee
- Tennessee Titans - NFL Football Team
- Opry Land
- Hermitage - Home of President Andrew Jackson and has a guitar shaped drive
- Parthenon - Replica of the Parthenon in Greece
- Vanderbilt University
- Tennessee State University
Fun Facts About Nashville
Here are a few fun facts about Nashville.
- Nashville was founded on Christmas Even in 1779
- Both President James K. Polk and Andrew Jackson were from Nashville
- The Grand Ole Opry was originally called the WSM Barn Dance
- Elvis' gold Cadillac and piano are found in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville
The city is known for quite a few things, other than just music and being the capital of Tennessee. A few things you may not know about Nashville include:
- Locals are very proud of the wide variety of universities and colleges.
- Comfort food and southern cooking are found throughout the city in abundance
- The city prides itself on being very family-oriented with plenty of attractions for the entire family
- A popular local activity is taking a trip to the honky-tonk
- Many famous celebrities and politicians have come from Nashville
Whether you love amazing comfort food, country music or you love sports, you will find something perfect for you in Nashville. The city is full of great attractions and provides a number of unique neighborhoods throughout.
The History of Nashville
Nashville began its rise to greatness in 1779. The founders named the city after a Continental Army general, Francis Nash, who fought during the Revolutionary War. The local port and railroad greatly contributed to this city becoming as popular as it is today. It started to gain in popularity as people came from all over for jobs and other opportunities.
As it grew in popularity, Nashville gained attention as the ideal place to be named the state capital of Tennessee. In 1843, the city beat Charlotte as the capital of the state and the rest is history. Music began flooding into the city as musicians sought fame on the many stages throughout the region, including on the Grand Ole Opry.
The region quickly gained recognition as the music center of the nation, earning it the name of Music City. And with that, many professionals in the music industry made it their mission to come learn and play with the greats across Nashville. Songwriters, for example, come to learn tricks of the trade, network with other music professionals and accelerate their careers. The beat of the music flows through the streets, creating a rich atmosphere for all to enjoy.
Nashville is certainly most known for the music scene, but it's not just Music City. Plenty of other things have put Nashville on the map and the city is known for a number of different reasons today.
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