Category Music City Landmarks

Music City Landmarks #5—Walkin’ Nashville Tour

Location: see http://www.walkinnashville.com/ 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 […]

Music City Landmarks #2—Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge

Location: 422 Broadway (between Fourth and Fifth Avenues North) A trip to visit the Honky Tonk bars on Lower Broad is a must for any tourist visiting Nashville. Even if you only have a few minutes, take a break, walk-in (there’s no cover charges), grab a beer, and catch a few live country tunes. And, […]

Music City Landmarks #1—Chet Atkins Statue

Location: Corner of Fifth Avenue North and Union Street Before legendary guitarist and music producer Chet Atkins passed away in June 2001, every serious guitar picker wanted the chance to play alongside him. Over the years, the list of greats who got that opportunity included Les Paul, Paul McCartney, Mark Knopfler, Merle Travis, Doc Watson, […]