I woke up today feeling especially good about the start of a new season and ready to close the books on a wonderful, but hectic spring. And speaking of hectic, did you know I jetted down to Nashville real quick last week!? And though I was there for only 48 hours (about 40 of which were work filled) I did manage to soak in a tiny bit of music city and thought today I'd share some pics/recommendations.
Nashville is a small city with a big heart. Even though I am not a country music fan, I am a diehard music fan and music is the soul of Nashville. On my quickie visit I managed to Broadway in downtown Nashville (the Nashville equivalent of Times Square in its touristy factor) and I loved the lights, boots shops and the outstanding live music pouring out of every bar. I suggest strolling the street without an agenda and popping into a few bars just to hear the various performances. Grab a drink (or 2 or 3) or like I did, settle into one with a great BBQ menu for a lively meal!
|The original Grand Ol Orpy|
With only a tiny bit of time, the Nashville site worth seeing is DEFINITELY the Ryman Auditorium. A historic building, recently renovated, Ryman was the place where Nashville's music scene was born. Though it fell into a period of disrepair (the Opry even abandoned it!) today it thrives as a live music venue and awesome attraction definitely worth touring.
For those of you with more time to explore, I would suggest checking out these links (HERE, HERE, HERE) for where to go outside downtown for the full Nashville experience (there was so much I didn't get to see!) Nashville is a spread out city without mass transit so I recommend staying downtown, but renting a car and planning to get out and explore. I know I'll be headed back and hopefully y'all will have a chance to check it out someday too!!