Known as the country-music capital of the world, Nashville juggles its musical roots with a reputation for higher learning.
Tennessee's fast-growing capital city has been dubbed - ''Athens of South''. And it takes this role as seriously as music. As ancient Athens was the "School of Hellas," so Nashville, where a full-size replica of the Parthenon graces Centennial Park, fills this role in the contemporary South.
It is a place infused with the gods of Mt Olympus and you can gain the favor of the gods on a trip to Nashville. With Booked.net, in a click you can book any hotel in Nashville you like from cheap offers to luxury Nashville hotels.
Speaking of ancient gods, there is a perhaps one of them who presides over Nashville – Terpsichore, muse of singing and dancing, thus Nashville is the ''music box'' of the world.
Its music scene is an everlasting contributor to MTV hit parades as the country genre has spread and become entrenched – affecting the folk music of the early 20th century, groovy sounds of the 1960s and the ''punk pop'' of the 1990s.
Music started in Nashville from Grand Ole Opry radio program at station WSM's Barn Dance in 1925 and thrived to MTV years. Today you don't need a good ear for music to recognize the sounds of Nashville. Have you ever heard some songs about hitchhiking, bottles of alcohol and a master-class in picking up women? Yes…all of that can be discovered in one song, but that's the way life goes in Nashville… after sunset.
During the daytime Nashville is an exemplary city with 16 colleges and universities, two medical schools, two law schools, six business schools and numerous sights to see. Attractions include;
- AT&T Building, the tallest building in the state of Tennessee
- Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, a location for exhibits and live performances
- Fort Negley, this civil-war era fort saw reconstruction in the 1930s.
- The Hermitage, a former home of US President Andrew Jackson
- The Pantheon, a full-scale reconstruction of the original Greek Pantheon
All these places make up an echo of city's glorious past. Nashville was founded in 1779 as a seat of Davidson County and soon became the capital of Tennessee in 1843. After Civil War the city experienced explosive growth, especially during the economic boom of the 1990s under the rule of Mayor Phil Bredesen, who renovated several city landmarks like the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Public Library downtown and Bridgestone Arena.
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