Home of the Grand Ole Opry
February 17, 2018 1:26pm CST
Originally called Fort Nashborough, Nashville was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson and a party of Wataugans in 1779. The town grew quickly since it was a river port and later became a major railroad center. In 1806 it was incorporated as a city and in 1843 became the capital of the state of Tennessee. Nashville became the first state capital to fall to Union troops during the Civil War and the Battle of Nashville was a significant Union victory. With the building of the Grand Ole Opry in 1925, the city became “Music City USA”. In the early 1960s, it was home to the main activity of the Civil Rights Movement. Today the city along the Cumberland River is the crossroads of American culture and one of the fastest growing areas in the Upper South. Tourists come to see the famous Grand Ole Opry, The Country Music Hall of Fame and the Johnny Cash Museum among other attractions in the city. Who's been to Nashville? Photo of Grand Ole Opry
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Thanks for sharing. I visited Nashville three years ago. Even though I'm not a huge country music fan, the experience at the Opry was really fantastic. I like the way different people pop up on the stage. All seats are good, and it's a family environment !