We have finally made it to Nashville! This is one of the few places we would have never gone there on our typical vacations simply because we are not big country music fans. However, since Angelina would be attending her conference there, we decided to take this opportunity to do some sightseeing in Nashville and the surrounding areas. Although Nashville is not considered as the birthplace of country music, it is famous for its status as the long-time capital of country music.
After arriving in Nashville, we drove to Lynchburg to visit the Jack Daniels Distillery. The an-hour-long tour was free and it was very impressive! Although this town is located in the dry county, meaning no alcohol can be sold within the county lines, we smelled like whiskey by the end of the tour.
In the evening, we headed to the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville for our 7 PM show. We weren’t sure what to expect from the show because none of the performer names on the brochure rang a bell with us. Nevertheless, the 2-hour show turned out to be rather enjoying.
During our stay in Nashville, we did the backstage tours at the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry House. We also visited the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which included a tour to the Historic RCA Studio B. This studio is one of the world’s most important and successful recording studios. Many of Elvis Presley’s albums were recorded in that studio.
This is one trip where we spent more time eating than sightseeing. We tried lots of Southern Food, which includes lots of fried food. The fried chicken is like the “thing” there. It was pretty difficult to find plain green veggies in most restaurants we had been to except those overcooked green beans. That said, the food was heavenly good, albeit not healthy for us.
As a Southerner would say… Hey, y’all!.