Nashville is a city like none other. Famous not only for its country music this city is also known for barbecue and hot chicken. Nashville additionally happens to be the location of top schools: Vanderbilt University, Fisk University, Belmont University, and Tennessee State University and all year round, Nashville’s celebrated buildings and museums never fail to draw in a crowd, such as Fort Negley, the Parthenon (earning the city one of its many nicknames: the ‘Athens of the South’), the Hermitage, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Tennessee State Capitol.
Placed within Davidson County, Nashville is also a hub for publishing, transportation, banking and, health care. The National Baptist Convention, AT&T, the Southern Baptist Convention, Logan’s Roadhouse, CoreCivic, and Alliance Bernstein as well as over 400 health care companies, plus Nissan’s largest manufacturing plant are some major organizations found in Nashville.
But what Nashville is still most famous for, is country music. The city claims a long history of music, dating as far back as the 1700s with fiddle tunes and buck dancing. Then in 1952, David Cobb, an announcer on the WSM Nashville (a radio station which would soon grow to become America’s longest-running radio show: The Grand Ole Opry) gave Nashville its most iconic moniker, ‘Music City, USA.’