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!Picture Source Picture Source
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!