Home of the Grand Ole Opry

@RasmaSandra (19660)
Daytona Beach, Florida
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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@marlina (77831)
• Canada
16 Mar
Never visited Nashville, it would not be my kind of city to visit.
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@andriaperry (58485)
• United States
18 Feb
I have just passed through but never stop to visit anything.
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@houda28 (380)
• Tunisia
17 Feb
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 !
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
17 Feb
We've been through Nashville many times over the years on our way from NC to Arkansas. We've never done much sightseeing, but did go to some large amusement park that I think has since closed.
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@aureliah (18433)
• Kenya
17 Feb
Another nice piece. I only see it in the movies
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• United States
17 Feb
I love country music and hopefully one day I'll get to visit Nashville and the Grand Old Opry
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@JohnRoberts (62881)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Feb
I have never been to Nashville. The Grand Ole Opry looks ordinary.
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