"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."