Exploring the Musical History of Nashville

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The state capital of Tennessee is affectionately known as Music City as it is the birthplace of Country Music, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley recorded more than 200 of his hit songs here. When you visit Nashville you’ll love the watching a number of Honky-Tonk banks play at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and Country music legends at the Grand Ole Opry. Music flows through the veins of the city and has been a major influence on the culture of the area in the art galleries, the fashion scene, historic landmarks and restaurants.

Nashville enjoys its best weather between April and October, although the are also looks beautiful in December with an array of charming Christmas decorations at the Opryland Hotel and the Belle Meade Plantation. Remember to fill out your ESTA application as early as possible, ahead of your holiday, then prepare yourself to be amazed at the delightful attractions that Music City has to offer.

Johnny Cash Museum

Everybody knows the words to ‘Ring of Fire’ by the Man In Black and here you will learn even more about the man himself with the largest collection of Johnny Cash artefacts in the world. The museum is officially endorsed by the Cash family and has recently been awarded the coveted AAA GEM rating (the highest honour that can be awarded to an attraction). Walk The Line of Johnny Cash’s life through interactive exhibits and films.

RCA Studio B

This historic studio has been the recording home of Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins, Eddy Arnold and the Everly Brothers among many others. Today the studio serves as an educational classroom for students of the Nashville area as well a popular cultural attraction. A part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and tours are available as part of the museum’s platinum ticker package.

Radnor Lake State Park

Protected as a Class II Natural Area, Radnor Lake State Park covers 1,332 acres with unique wildlife viewing opportunities available. You can enjoy the perfect afternoon of relaxation with six miles of trail for hiking, photography and observing wildlife. There is also the Friends of Radnor Lake programme that helps protect and preserve the natural integrity of the park. Thanks to all their hard work the park remains a place of natural beauty for everybody to enjoy.

Lane Motor Museum

Home to the largest collection of European cars and motorcycles in the USA from a wide variety of eras. Many of the cars are in pristine showroom condition while others show the effects of natural aging, although the dedicated team have made their best efforts to restore many of the vehicles as close to their original specifications as possible. Admission is reasonably priced at $12 for adults, $3 for children aged between 6-17 and free entry for children up to five years old.