Grand Ole Opry
An event rather than a venue, this giant of Country music is America's longest-running radio show, broadcast since 1925. There's live performances every Friday and Saturday, and each bill features eight artists, from unknowns to stars and Country legends. Come and join the party at 'Country's most famous stage' - just don't expect opera!
The former plantation and home of American president Andrew Jackson is just bursting with Tennessee history. Tour the stunning 1820 mansion and its 1000 plus acres of grounds, and discover how, with the help of slaves, it was transformed from frontier forest to a prosperous farm - before falling prey to post-Civil War dilapidation. It's now fully restored.
Country Music Hall of Fame
Discover the history of Country music via behind-the-scenes video clips, intimate sound recordings, rare images and an absolute treasure trove of memorabilia - the largest collection of all things Country in the world. There's everything from Rhinestone costumes, to prized instruments and tear-stained lyric sheets.
All About The Music
Time spent cruising the honky tonks of Lower Broadway for a riotous night of live music and drained glasses is an essential part of holidays to Nashville. The likes of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge and Legends Corner practically guarantee a good time, and it's where stars such as Willie Nelson started their careers. Also try and catch a stripped-back songwriter session at the Bluebird Café.
Hit The Shops
Great shopping means you'll have no trouble finding a memento of your holiday. Districts like Hillsboro Village, 12South and East Nashville have lots of interesting boutiques,
while Five Points is good for galleries and antiques. There's also vintage music posters at Hatch Show Print, and classic vinyl at Ernest Tubb Record Shop - both on Broadway.