The Top 5 Country Music Attractions In Nashville TN

The skyline of Nashville is seen with riverfront concert

Nashville TN is widely regarded as the home of country music, and fans of the genre come from far and wide to spend time in the city that brought them the sounds that they love. However, with that being said, because Nashville is so widely known for its roots in country music it can be hard for people to know exactly which attractions are worth seeing. Of course, having options is always nice, but sometimes it’s even nicer to have a little help being pointed in the right direction. If you’re a country music fan, and are planning on spending some time in Nashville, look no further. Here are the top 5 country music attractions in Nashville TV.

Tootsies Orchid Lounge

Tootsies Orchid Lounge Nashville TN

If you’re looking to experience a classic good honky-tonk in Nashville TN, Tootsie’s should definitely be one of the stops on your list. This bar has been a staple in the city for more than five decades, and aside from good drinks and good times, it also boasts three stages that are used for live performances. No matter what type of music you like, there’s nothing better than live performances, and you’ll definitely be able to enjoy some of those while hanging out at Tootsie’s.

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Country Music Hall of Fame

For all country music lovers, the Country Music Hall of Fame should be an obvious stop while visiting Nashville TN. Founded in 1961, “The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the world’s largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of American vernacular music.” The facility is 130,000 square feet and houses some very cool pieces of music history. In fact, even if you’re not specifically a country music fan, this is a place that is still very much visiting.

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Johnny Cash Museum 

Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville TN

Johnny Cash is widely considered one of the greatest musicians of his generation, so it only makes sense that there is a museum in his honor in the city where he spent much of his life. The museum is open from 9AM to 7PM seven days a week, and features plenty of Cash memorabilia. Visitors can also purchase items in the museum’s gift shop, and even Cash’s daughter has shared that the museum has done a great job of telling and preserving her father’s story. On top of that, the venue can also be used as event space where guests can dine and enjoy the space.

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The Bluebird Cafe

The Bluebird Cafe Nashville TN

If you’ve ever seen an episode of ABC’s hit series, Nashville, you’ll know just how big of a deal The Bluebird Cafe is. Opened in the early 80s, the cafe has become a hot spot in the city, especially when it comes to country music. Well-known for being an intimate venue for popular and up-and-coming artists, The Bluebird has been the place where several celebrities were discovered, including mega-star, Taylor Swift. One of the best things about stopping by The Bluebird is that you never know who you’re going to see, and you may even get to witness an early performance from someone who will eventually go on to be great.

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Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry

Even if you’re not a big country music fan, there’s a very good chance that you’ve heard of the Grand Ole Opry. Dubbed, “The Show that Made Country Music Famous,” the Opry has been a part of the Nashville TN culture since beginning in 1925. The weekly concert has featured some of the biggest names in country music including Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. With its long-standing tradition and impressive reputation, seeing an Opry performance live is a music lover’s dream. If you’re ever in Nashville, this is one place that you definitely won’t want to miss out on.

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