You may not be a honky tonk woman—or a real country boy—but when you’re in Music City? Try to keep those toes from tappin'. But there's more to Nashville than whiskey and line dancing (though there’s plenty of that, too.) A booming food scene is getting the attention of epicures around the world. Lovely lakes and rivers, Neoclassical architecture, blooming parks, and cultural institutions offer quiet moments between concerts. See the story of country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame, tomorrow's songwriters at the Bluebird Cafe, or catch a legend at the Grand Ole Opry.
In addition to “Music City”, Nashville has been called “The Athens of the South” due to the large number of acclaimed academic institutions here.
Teddy Roosevelt called the coffee he had at the Maxwell House Hotel in downtown Nashville “good to the last drop”. The hotel burned down in 1961, but the coffee legacy continues.
You know Elvis, Hank Williams, and George Jones recorded albums in Nashville. But so did R.E.M., Bob Dylan, Yo Yo Ma, and Ed Sheeran. And just about everyone else you ever heard of, too.
You may have to wait, but it’s worth it at this popular local eatery that builds their southern breakfast menu around the buttery, flaky biscuit. Or how about a bonut—biscuit + donut = breakfast heaven.
Started as a radio hour back in 1925, this weekly variety show has contributed as much to country music as cowboy boots and broken hearts have. Superstars and up-and-comers share the stage for an unforgettable evening of music.
Around the corner from Biscuit Love in The Gulch, you will find a 20-foot high mural of two white wings on a black background. Made by artist Kelsey Montague, the wings invite you to snap a photo and fly away. #whatliftsyou