Most people know Nashville as the Music City. While the origins of this nickname have been muddied by the passage of time, the reasons behind the nickname are crystal clear. Nashville has a rich and lengthy history of American music dating back some 200 years. Today, Nashville continues to earn its nickname as the Music City through a combination of live venues, a vibrant local music scene, and much more! Those visiting Nashville should be sure to keep these musical attractions in mind.
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Grand Ole Opry
Perhaps the most well known musical venue in Nashville (if not the US), the tradition of the Grand Ole Opry lives on to this day. Featuring an eclectic collection of live acts drawing from local country music talent, national touring artists, comedians, and more, the Opry operates as a thriving concert venue. The musical historian in you might also be interested in taking a backstage tour from one of the Opry’s insider tour guides. These tours examine “the people, places, and stories behind the show that made country music famous.”
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame speaks for itself. Country music fans can come and enjoy a comprehensive history of American country music as presented by the Country Music Association (CMA). All members inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame are represented including historical information, memorabilia, and much more. Notable inductees include Hank Williams, Roy Rogers, Bill Monroe, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and Garth Brooks.
Of course, no hall of fame would be complete without its collection of artifacts. The Country Music Hall of Fame boasts a robust collection including digital recordings, musical instruments, stage-worn costumes, film and photograph collections, and more recorded music than anyone could listen to in a single lifetime!
The Bluebird Cafe
The Bluebird Cafe is a change of gears from the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Rather than focusing on huge country music acts, The Bluebird Cafe has earned its reputation as a singer/songwriter’s haven in the Music City. The venue only contains 90 seats for the audience and is located in a quieter section of Nashville, just outside of the downtown area. The Bluebird might not have the same tourist draw power, but it is a can’t miss experience for any music fans looking to experience the real Nashville music scene.
The Bluebird Cafe frequently features budding stars in the genres of country music, modern rock, pop, and Christian music. Bluebird Cafe alumni have included Allen Shamblin, Garth Brooks, Chris Tompkins, LeAnn Rimes, Maren Morris, and many other stars.
The Historic RCA Studio B
RCA Studio B rivals the fame and the importance of other legendary American recording studios such as Hitsville USA in Detroit and Sun Studios in Memphis. Constructed in 1956, the studio was vital in creating the modern country music style that would become the Nashville Sound. Legendary recording artists including The Everly Brothers, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, and Waylon Jennings all cut tracks at RCA Studio B. Today, visitors are welcome to partake in group tours or sign up for one of the many events & activities hosted at the site.
Music City Walk of Fame
Last but not least, the Music City Walk of Fame “is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration and made a significant contribution to the music industry with connection to Music City.” the Music City Walk of Fame Park sandwiched in downtown Nashville between the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and the Bridgestone Arena. The park is open to the public and always free! The Music City Walk of Fame is also open 24 hours with the exception of special events. Stopping by and viewing the walk of fame is a can’t-miss experience for any music lover.
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