HOW IN THE WORLD can a smaller Southern city acquire a moniker like Music City USA? Since its inception, Nashville, Tennessee has gained a worldwide reputation as being the best place to write, produce, record, and tour musical works. Here’s how it happened.
Did you know, in the beginning, Davy Crockett played the fiddle along the banks of the Cumberland River? And settlers bucked danced?
…that we’re the home of the legendary Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, Castle Studio, RCA Studio B, The Nashville Network, CMT, GAC, Music City Walk of Fame, and the newly constructed Schermerhorn Symphony Center?
…that when the Fisk Jubilee Singers performed for Queen Victoria in England, she said, “Wow. These young people must surely come from a musical city”?
…that we have an independent business district called Music Row where dozens of record labels, publishing companies and promotion agencies reside?
…that artists like Jack White, Robert Plant, Michael McDonald, Donna Summer, COUNTLESS country stars and many, many more chose to stay permanently apart from their careers?
As the video says, “Music calls us home. We hope you will too.”
Written by Stephanie Brake