"There are a lot of great spots, it just depends what you're
looking for. If there's a big act in town, you'll usually find them
at the Gaylord Entertainment Center. If you're looking for
something more intimate, try The Bluebird Cafe, which is a little
club in a strip center out in a neighborhood called Green Hills.
It's famous, a place where songwriters play their original songs.
Sometimes, three or four songwriters will sit around and play, and
sometimes famous people drop in. If you want someplace even smaller
than that, go to Tootsie's Orchid Lounge downtown. It's famous,
too. Everybody hung out there: Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson,
you name it. It's a living shrine to country music."
"Hands down, it's the Waffle House. It's a must! Grilled pork
chops, toast, and grits is the menu for me. You can sit in a booth
or on a stool at the counter, listen to country music on the
jukebox, and watch all of Nashville come in for breakfast on just
about any morning - or late at night."
"There are a lot of great landmarks in Nashville; not just in
country music but history in general. First and foremost, there's
the Ryman Auditorium, the Mother Church of Country Music. Everybody
- Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe, you name it - performed
on its stage. In the '70s, the Grand Ole Opry moved to the new Opry
House, where they broadcast live every Friday and Saturday night.
President Andrew Jackson's home, The Hermitage, is just outside of
Nashville. More Civil War battles were fought around Nashville than
any place outside of Virginia. You can visit the sites, like the
Stones River National Battlefield and see how the South lived at
Belle Meade Plantation."