Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Welcome to Nashville

Welcome friends and blog trotters! Kick off you're shoes, make yourselves at home and stay awhile!

Welcome to Nashville, TN
Music City USA

We have 32 Starbucks, 8 Major Hospitals, 109 Metro Parks, 9 Colleges & Universities and 856 churches (within 15 miles of downtown).  In June, we will have lived here for 2 years, and we still haven't seen all that is Nashville!

Nashville is probably best known for its link with country music.  We are home to the Country Music Hall of Fame which is also hosts the CMT Awards.
We also have the Grand Ole Opry; the coveted stage for country musicians as well as many other genres.
Broadway St. is our main 'tourist' attraction where you can find everything country from cowboy boots to trailer park themed bars.  Jack's BBQ is one of the best BBQ sandwiches, and Mike's Ice Cream makes super yummy milkshakes!
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Even with all the county lovin' going on down here, Nashville has alot more to offer to the music world.  It has produced some rock bands including Kings of Leon, and Framing Hanley.  Nashville is also a huge area for Christian rock and hard rock.  RED hails from here, and Relient K calls Nashville home.  **side note...we LOVE Relient K and ummm may have tried really hard to happen to run into them...they tweet about where they are going to be...and Andrew actually talked to the drummer while he was on his scooter in traffic...no...we're not stalkers...promise...**

Nashville is pretty much a make-it or break-it kind of town.  I have lived all my life in the suburbs of Birmingham, AL.  You don't see many homeless people in Hoover.  The amount of people walking around here carrying a duffel bag and a guitar still shocks me.  At 9am one morning I saw two seemingly homeless people sitting on a bench.  One was sipping his beer and the other was playing a song on the guitar.

Many famous people call Nashville home ... although I have yet to see them so I don't know if I believe them...  They include the Paisley family (Brad, Kim and their two babies...I want to stalk meet them), Bobby Hamilton Sr and Jr, Dave Ramsey, Micheal W. Smith, Miley Cirus, Al Gore, Jack White from the White Strips, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Jessica Simpson, Kix Brooks, Scott Hamilton and a million more that I don't even know!

Nashville isn't just for famous people and wannabe's ... we got sports too!  I love my Tennessee Titans!  I was a fan before we moved to Nashville and being here just makes it all the better!  We also are home to the Nashville Predators who sadly lost in the first round of the playoffs this year.  We also have the Nashville Sounds a Triple A farm team for the Milwaukee Brewers.  
The amazing Chris Johnson can run over everyone!  Beware ... we are back in 2010!
Home to Shea Weber one of the best hockey players!  Next year we will go farther than the first round!

I was surprised by how large Nashville is!  The metro area covers 7 counties!
We live where the baby is and honestly have not really explored North / East Nashville.  One day...

So...you're not into music or sports?  Well, how about some history?  Nashville is home to The Hermitage, the home of Andrew Jackson.
And it is home to the Iroquois Steeplechase, a horse racing event.
People totally dress up for it...crazy hats and all!

Thank you friends for coming and visiting.  Next time we will hang out longer and drink some Yazoo beer ... brewed right here in Nashville!

Well I thank yall for coming by and visiting my blog!  If you would like, take a minute, click some buttons and learn more about me and my fam.  God Bless, be safe, and Yall come back now ... ya here!


  1. I could go for a good BBQ sandwich right about now. BBQ is one thing that I don't think Dutch people quite grasp properly so I MISS it! *L*

    Thanks for the tour of Nashville =D

  2. Growing up, we watched the Grand Ole Opry every week. Such a fun show! And my sister and I always talked about wanting to visit and see a live show. We've not made that happen, but I do hope someday to come to Nashville even though I am, somewhat ironically, not a country music fan.

    Great tour, Christy! Thanks for being a part of BlogTrotting!!

  3. Love your tour and really love your city! I can't wait to get back. I wouldn't mind "meeting" some of the people you mentioned.

    I know for sure I could handle a BBQ sammy and a milkshake.

    Thanks for the tour--I love your enthusiasm!

  4. Nashville is wonderful! Growing up on country music as I did, we took several vacations to your city, and loved it!

    I'm thinking I'll have to take my kiddos there soon!

    Thanks for a great tour!

  5. I love Nashville. We've been a few times, and think it's pretty nifty. My favorite building is the AT&T building. Looks like some funky thing -- like when it storms lightning will sizzle from one antenna to another. :)

  6. I will be in Nashville Sunday!! Looking forward to another little visit to NashVegas. Woot.

  7. I have never been to Nashville. I did get as close as Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg last fall. I love me some country music, so I would probably go nuts there. Your pictures are amazing and make me want to visit there A LOT!!! I especially love the red hat the lady is wearing at the Iriquois Steeplechase. I have looked high and low for something like to wear when I am out in the sun (my meds don't really like for me to be exposed to the rays). Thanks for sharing your town with us.

  8. Man do I wish I lived in Nashville! Love that place so much. I guess I need to plan another weekened trip soon! :)

  9. Not sure if I'll ever get a chance to visit Nashville, but thanks for the tour!

  10. I live in Soddy Daisy... a suburb of Chattanooga (if you can call it a "suburb"... I don't!)

    I've visited Nashville many times, and also have yet to see a famous person while there. BUT... I did see Allison Krauss! She was on the same plane as I was, coming back to Nashville from Las Vegas! And I was only about 3 or 4 rows behind her! Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to meet her. Oh, well!

    Great tour! ;)

  11. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Nashville! I had no idea about the Steeplechase event! As a Louisville girl, I ADORE the dressing up in hats angle!


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