The state capital Nashville – also known as Music City USA – impresses with the live radio show Grand Ole Opry, the historic RCA Studio B recording studio and the great Country Music Hall of Fame.
The city offers a wide variety of music-related attractions: the Grand Ole Opry radio show and its old home, the Ryman Auditorium.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum shows all facets of the most successful American music in a long time. This hall of fame initially stood in Music Row, the district of music publishers and record labels, but has since moved to the city center.
The Music City USA also owns a very successful pop and rock scene with bands such as Be Your Own Pet, Kings of Leon and Luna Halo. The record labels – especially those for country, gospel and pop – have their headquarters in the Music Row district.
In the middle of Nashville’s Music Row, the district of music publishers and record labels, is the spatially small but musically gigantic Historic RCA Studio B from 1957. Icons such as the Everly Brothers, Chet Atkins and Willie Nelson recorded world hits there, Dolly Parton her “Jolene “And Elvis Presley the immortal” Are You Lonesome Tonight “. The recording rooms, which are still in operation for anaologic recordings, have also been open to visitors since 1977. Shuttle buses run to the studio from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown; there are also the tickets.
At the largest music festival in Tennessee, the CMA Music Festival Fan Fair in Nashville, the Association of Country Music presents its stars and newcomers in June.
This larger-than-life guitar stood in front of RCA Studio B in Nashville for a long time as shown – and can now be found on the corner of South Street and Music Square East, also in Music Row.
Music City Center
With a total population of 545,524 according to Trackaah, Nashville offers congress and meeting planners a highly attractive portfolio for tourism. The “Music City Center” was inaugurated on May 19 and 20, 2013. With a total area of over 110,000 square meters – 34,500 of which are for the exhibition hall alone and a ballroom of around 5300 square meters – the “Music City” congress center also accommodates major events. It was only decided by the city council in 2010 that the complex, which cost 585 million euros, was built in less than two years. Country music superstars including Sheryl Crow, Phil Vassar and Vince Gill also performed at the grand opening. Lower Broadway’s country music clubs are one block from the Convention Center, and the Country Music Hall of Fame is across the street.
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts
In the 1920s to 1940s, Art Deco came to the United States from Europe. American architects implemented the design revolution in stone: In New York City, the Chrysler Building grew into the sky – and the building that now houses The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville was built as a post office.