Category Music City Landmarks

What to Do on a Musical Vacation in Nashville

Whether you are coming unbridled to simply explore the wonders of Music City or making a road trip to see your favorite band at the Ryman, there are tons of music-related activities you can cram into even just a weekend trip to Nashville. And don’t forget, it’s been a dang long time since Nashville music […]

Music City Landmarks #11—Music City Walk of Fame Park

Location: Demonbruen Street between 4th and 5th Avenues South, Nashville, TN 37203 Music City’s equivalent of getting your star on Hollywood Boulevard is having your star in the Music City Walk of Fame Park. While the stars in the Park have yet to achieve the same notoriety as the ones in Hollywood, there is a […]

Music City Landmarks #10—Third Man Records

Location: 623 7th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203 Since moving to Nashville several years ago, Detroit-native Jack White has become one of Music City’s most eminent musical ambassadors. He also created the Third Man Records complex which was a catalyst in bringing some life to the City’s south side. Fans of White and his […]

Music City Landmarks #9—The Johnny Cash Museum

Location: 119 3rd Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37201 Before Demonbruen Street at the end of Music Row became a row of swanky bars, it was home to several cheesy museum / gift shops for famous country artists. The Johnny Cash Museum which opened in 2014 just off Lower Broadway is a stark contrast to […]

Music City Landmarks #8—Gruhn Guitars

Location: 2120 8th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37204 Like Hatch Show Print, another Nashville institution that recently moved off Lower Broadway is Gruhn Guitars, one of the world’s most famous guitar stores. Story goes that owner and renowned guitar expert George Gruhn just couldn’t take it any more watching drunken downtown partiers come off […]

Music City Landmarks #7—Hatch Show Print

Location: 224 5th Ave South, Nashville, TN 37203 (inside the Omni Hotel / Country Music Hall of Fame complex) I was heartbroken when I heard that Hatch Show Print was leaving its gritty but classic location on Lower Broadway for the swanky confines of the new Omni Hotel / Country Music Hall of Fame […]

Music City Landmarks #6—Grimey’s New and Preloved Music

  Location: 1604 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 In this digital age, everyone has heard how the record store has vanished—both the big chain stores and the small independents. Well, visit Nashville and you will see that is just not true. Here in Music City there are many who still prefer the better […]

Music City Landmarks #5—Walkin’ Nashville Tour

Location: see for tour info Although not a music landmark in itself, Bill DeMain’s Walkin’ Nashville tour has quickly become one of the best things that Music City has to offer. The respected singer-songwriter and music journalist has put together a captivating 2 hour tour through downtown Nashville. Several famous sites serve as a […]

Music City Landmarks #4—Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl Statues

Location: Ryman Auditorium Lobby (116 5th Avenue North) The Ryman is not just one of the world’s most famous music venues. It also is a museum of country music history. The upstairs balcony proudly exhibits a rotating collection of memorabilia from the Ryman’s days as home of the Grand Ole Opry. The hallway entrance to […]

Music City Landmarks #3—Owen Bradley Statue

Location: Music Square East (just off the circle at Demonbreun and Division Streets) Along with Chet Atkins, country record producer Owen Bradley was a key player in creating the “Nashville Sound” in the 1950s and 1960s. Music City has memorialized the late Bradley in a bronze statue as it did for Atkins. The Tennessee native […]