The Music City of Nashville

The America Series

This is the third post in the America Series! If you’ve missed the first or second instalment, you can catch up on them here and here.

After our three crazy nights in the one and only Las Vegas, my sister and I decided it was time to check out Music City (otherwise known as NASHVILLE)!

Recognised worldwide for its country music and love of live bands, Nashville was on my personal list of places I needed to visit before I die. It has produced Kings of Leon (my favourite band) as well as Johnny Cash (my favourite country music artist) and Taylor Swift (my guilty pleasure).

Also, a couple of my friends had been there before me and both said how fun it was.

This was another one of those situations where Nic (my sister) had heard of Nashville but really wasn’t bothered about going. Like with the Grand Canyon, I soon managed to change her mind!

What you don’t realise about Nashville is that live music plays in the bars on Broadway all day every day. Acts start as early as 10am and just keep on coming, right up until 2am.

There are so many different bars to choose from and each one offers something a little bit different. We went out on the Saturday night, as our five nights in Nashville fell over a weekend, and had one of the best
nights out we’ve ever had!

That was, in large part, due to a bunch of amazingly awesome people that we met from Wisconsin who were visiting for the weekend. But it was also down to the atmosphere in those bars… It was just so electric, like one big party, and everybody was so happy!

Nic and I made the mistake of not going out on the Sunday night as well, which we deeply regret to this day, as we heard Sunday night is as good as Saturday night in Nashville.

But we wanted to feel fresh for the Country Music Hall of Fame the next morning which, if you’re ever in Nashville, is worth visiting!

Also worth visiting is this fabulous little restaurant/café called The Pancake Pantry near the University. As you can probably tell from the name, it does all different types of pancakes and the food is absolutely delicious! It’s such a good idea and was great to visit on a hangover.

Just FYI Nashvillians are some of the friendliest people I’ve ever come across and they seriously do have THE BEST ACCENT. The southern drawl is just a joy to my ears, especially on a good looking man!

I’m so glad we made the trip to Nashville and I definitely want to go back again someday, if only for one more weekend on Broadway!

 (Have you been to Nashville before? What did you think? Thanks so much for reading! Katie-xo)