The home of country music, Nashville lives up to its nickname of "Music City." Here's how to best soak in the city's music scene, rich with live performances, legendary musicians, historic venues, and museums.
Grand Ole Opry and Museum
The city's premier country music stage and home of the world's longest-running live radio program, the Grand Ole Opry is not to be missed. Choose from one of the many live concerts that feature eight or more artists, or get a behind-the-scenes tour backstage to see where the careers of many country music favorites were launched.
Ryman Auditorium and Museum
Known as "The Mother Church of Country Music," the Ryman Auditorium is another venue grounded in legacy and history. Its exhibits feature the story of country music as told by the genre's biggest stars, and can be leisurely explored at your own pace.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Less of a museum and more of a Tennessee experience, the Country Music Hall of Fame is a modern facility with event space, state-of-the-art galleries, archival storage, and an incredible view of the city. Here you can learn about (and listen to) country music within the context of American history.
RCA Studio B
This famous recording studio is part of the Country Music Hall of Fame, which is about a mile away. Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and Willie Nelson are just a few of the artists who have recorded at the historic RCA Studio B, where you can now learn about the "Nashville sound" the studio helped popularize.
Johnny Cash Museum
This museum holds the largest collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. Discover his life and career through rare artifacts, storytelling, and entertaining interactive exhibits.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
The Music City isn't limited to just country music—through the many galleries and exhibit at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, you'll learn about the celebrated performers from all genres that have passed through the city.