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About Nashville

Let’s get this show on the road!

Our members spoke (well, cheered), and we listened. That’s why we’re returning to Nashville for our 2017 yearly conference. AAHA Nashville 2014 was one of our most successful conferences yet, with over 2,500 top veterinary professionals in attendance. We are elated to be returning, and hope that you’ll join us for an encore in Music City. This bustling city is unlike any other, with offerings from fine art to fine dining and of course, live music!

It might get loud
Nashville isn’t called “Music City” for being quiet. Musicians from Elvis Presley to The Black Keys have visited to records songs and albums in the various studios of Music Row. In 2009 Jack White moved his label Third Man Records from Detroit to Nashville. The associated venue, The Blue Room, is the only venue in the world to record live shows direct-to-acetate, producing a vinyl master recording in real time. Additionally, Nashville is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Grand Ole Opry, which celebrates its 90th birthday this year.

Go on tour
What better way to experience Nashville than with a guided tour? Experience history with walking tours of Belle Meade Plantation and downtown Nashville. Get rollin’ on the Cumberland River with a trip on the General Jackson Showboat. Find something to suit your tastes on a walking food tour, or wet your whistle touring Nashville’s distilleries. Finally, go backstage at the Grand Ole Opry.

It’s a mouthful
Nashville is known for more than music! Tickle your tastebuds with fare from a diverse array of foodtrucks. Test your spice tolerance with some of Music City’s famous (or infamous) Hot Chicken, then cool off with a scoop in the city ranked third in America’s Best Cities for Ice Cream by Travel + Leisure. If you’re looking for something a little more grown-up, check out any of Nashville’s numerous breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

A celebrated citizenry
It’s not just musicians who find themselves flocking to Nashville. Former US Presidents Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson, along with former Vice President Al Gore have all called Nashville home. Tennessee native Wilma Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals at the 1960 Rome Olympics. Oprah Winfrey got her start at WTVF-TV/ News Channel 5. She was the first female and first African American news anchor in Nashville.

Information courtesy of Visit Music City

Did you know?

Nashville is home to more than 120 live music venues. You can find venues that host live music four or more nights a week by looking for the guitar pick-shaped “Live Music Venue” signs.

Nashville is the only U.S. city to make Lonely Planet’s 2016 top ten list of best cities to visit.

Originally built in 1900 as Nashville’s railroad station, the Union Station Hotel has been a National Historic Landmark since 1977.

Nashville was granted the first FM-broadcasting license in 1941, thus becoming the first U.S. city to enjoy static-free radio.

Elvis Presley recorded more than 250 songs at RCA’s Studio B on Music Row.

Nashville native William Edmondson was the first African American artist to be honored with a solo exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His art is on permanent display at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art.

Vinyl pressing plant United Record, located in downtown Nashville, is one of only four remaining vinyl manufacturers in the U.S.

Nashville's Centennial Park is home to the world's only full scale replica of the Parthenon.

Every spring, Nashville plays host to Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, the largest songwriting festival in the world.

Can’t wait until 2017 to get a taste of Nashville? Get in the spirit with Highway 65 Radio!

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