Nashville ready to compete
City, others hoping to poach Atlanta convention business
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 23, 2013
Reba McEntire serenades shoppers at the downtown Walgreens. Tim McGraw's twang emanates from metal-covered speakers at busy intersections. Honky-tonk bar bands and sidewalk buskers compete for the attention of passersby along Broadway.
Nashville is making a lot of noise these days, but nowhere is the buzz greater than at the Music City Center convention hall, which opened last month. Shaped, in part, like a guitar and with - you guessed it - country music wafting through the 1.2 million-square-foot building, the center aims to play against the big boys for convention business, Atlanta in particular.
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