Nashville is The Capital Of Tennessee

By: Douglas Scott

Nashville is the capital and the second most populous city of the US state of Tennessee. It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County, in the north central part of the state. A small city that feels more like a big town.

Nashville is a major hub for the health care, music, publishing, and transportation industries.

It is a unique shopping experience, with hundreds of specialty, antique, crafts and other art shops often with the artists working in shop demonstrating their trade. As a result, Nashville is often viewed as an artists colony and many artists call this community home. Artworks on exhibit and sale include water colour, sculpture, stained glass, blown glass, hand carved furniture, custom jewellery and one of a kind perfumes.

It is commonly known as Music City USA and as the world capital of Country Western Music. Country or hillbilly music was born in the 1920s soon after radio and records made it possible for local folk musicians to hear what their contemporaries were creating in other parts of the US. Country music was originally based on Scotch Irish melodies and ballads that were popular at barn dances in many rural states. It soon became popular with millions of farmers and urban factory workers across the country. Surprises people by being more diverse and cosmopolitan than they expect. Youll encounter some of the nicest people in your life, even the ones who cant carry a tune in a bucket.

The Cumberland Science Museum, which offers over 150 interactive exhibits as well as a planetarium and a New Century Computer Lab is worth a visit. The Ryman Auditorium, another tourist attraction displays its rich history in the daytime and offers musical performances in the evening. The General Jackson Showboat, is a 100 yard paddle wheeler, which cruises the Cumberland River and takes the guest back into the 19th century. Riverfront Park, with its Foxtrot carousel is the perfect spot downtown to slow down from all the excitement that Nashville has to offer.

It has a humid subtropical climate, with unusually pronounced seasons for a southern city, because of both the elevation of the area and the lack of a significant body of water nearby.

This area has a lot to offer in the way of entertainment, in either the fast paced and loud Nashville Speedway, or a quieter and more relaxing afternoon at one of its many parks. The biggest decision will be what to do and where to begin after arriving here.

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