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.