About Nashville, Tennessee… Music Calls Us Home!
The New Johnny Cash Museum is now open in downtown Nashville
Located at 119 Third Avenue South, between the tourist circulated Broadway strip and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Johnny Cash Museum (JCM) opened 30th May and has culminated into an amazing celebration of The Man in Black. The JCM is open daily from 11am-7pm, general admission is $14 with concessions available.
"It's a really intimate and authentic museum with some lovely personal belongings including handwritten letters and fantastic video footage through the decades" said David Nicholson of the UK Office for Tennessee Tourism. "If you only know a litter bit about Johnny Cash it's great and if you're a big fan it's even better - a really great tribute to Johnny Cash".
You can read more information on The Johnny Cash Museum here.
Carrie Underwood Exhibition Coming to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore superstar Carrie Underwood's critically acclaimed world tour with the exhibition Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour, which opens 5th June 2013, and runs through to 10th November. The exhibition will include costumes, instruments, microphones, set pieces and more from the six-time Grammy winner's 2012–13 "Blown Away Tour". The 2012 leg of "The Blown Away Tour" entertained more than half a million fans in 62 cities across three continents. In addition to being a six-time Grammy Award winner, Carrie Underwood is a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.
The brand new US drama series of Nashville is starting soon on More4 and features all the attractions in Nashville!
Don't miss the brand new series of Nashville the US drama series about the world of country music featuring behind the scenes at the Grand Ole Opry, the Bluebird Cafe, Music Row, honky tonks, even the bridge over the river plus many more attractions.
Visit Nashville, Tennessee
When planning a holiday to Nashville there are year-round attractions and live entertainment throughout the city, so there's always plenty of things to do in Nashville, Music City. A great way to see the city is by taking the Music City Trolley Hop, where armed with a Nashville map you can hop off at your leisure at historic spots such as the Frist Centre for Visual Arts or the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
Downtown Nashville, Tennessee
Downtown Nashville is the hub of entertainment that defines Music City. Nashville tourists can experience music history at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, enjoy Nashville's Grammy® Award-Winning Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Centre and see world-class converts and events at Bridgestone Arena. Some of the world's best live music is at Nashville's honky-tonks including Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Robert's Western World & Layla's Bluegrass Inn.
For authentic Southern food visit Pucketts Grocery & Restaurant, which offers great live music in the evenings, or Jack's BBQ for the best-tasting barbecue in Nashville.
The Ryman Auditorium, located in downtown Nashville, is a national historic landmark. Most famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry you can take a self-guided tour, see the Johnny & June exhibit and have your picture taken on the Opry's most famous stage. Backstage tours are also available and you can record your own CD in the Ryman Recording Studio. You need to return at night to see a premier concert event.
Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum isn't just a museum it's an exciting Nashville destination and has something for everyone. With rhinestone costumes, seasoned instruments, tear-stained lyric sheets, interactive exhibits and the famous Southern hospitality, a day at this museum makes memories of a lifetime. No trip to Nashville is complete without visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum! Enjoy a personally guided tour through the world-famous RCA Studio B, located on renowned Music Row Nashville, and see where Elvis recorded more than 200 hits. Studio tours depart daily from the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum and are only available with museum admission.
Art & History in Nashville
You can start your day at Taylor Swift's favourite spot, Fido, a funky coffee shop located in Hillsboro Village then browse the collection of shops and boutiques before learning about Nashville's art scene. Discover one of the temporary exhibits at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, or consider the First Saturday Art Crawl, which takes place the first Saturday evening of every month where you can visit galleries in downtown Nashville including The Arts Company, Rymer Gallery and Tinney Contemporary.
You can then spend the afternoon at one of the city's collection of antebellum estates such as Belle Meade Plantation, one of Nashville's wealthiest and largest private estates or The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. Cheekwood Garden and Museum of Art is also a must-see, with a rotating exhibition schedule and breathtaking gardens to explore.
Visit The Carter House and Carnton Plantation for some Civil War history relating to Nashville, and tour Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum, Nashville's oldest historic home open to the public.
Family trip to Nashville
For family attractions in Nashville check out the Nashville Zoo, where you can come face-to-face with a wide varity of animals or experience the Adventure Science Center and interactively explore the Adventure Tower, BlueMax or the Sudekum Planetarium, where astronomers teach you about seasonal constellations, bright stars and planets.