Accolades & Honors

Nashville's culturally diverse and friendly environment makes it a favorite place for conventioneers and tourists alike, as well as a great place to work, live, and raise a family. The following honors and rankings are just a few of Music City's shining accolades.

For Nashville:

“Cheap, delicious eats are everywhere in the Music City, and, with no shortage of music, Nashville is the weekend getaway dreams are made of."

Gary Stoller, Forbes
For Nashville Music
  • Ryman Auditorium was listed on Rolling Stone's 10 Best Live Music Venues in America roundup. (December 2018)
  • Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity awarded It All Begins With A Song: The Story of the Nashville Songwriter the following:
    • Silver, Entertainment Lions category for Cinema & Theatrical: Non-fiction Film
    • Silver, Entertainment Lions category for Music: Artist as a Brand or Cause Ambassador
    • Silver, Entertainment Lions category for Music: Brand or Product Integration into Music Content
      (May 2018)
  • Bridgestone Arena was named Arena of the Year and Ryman Auditorium was named Theatre of the year in Pollstar's Annual Awards. (February 2018)
For Nashville Food + Drink

"Music City’s not just a nickname here, it’s a way of life, and every honky-tonk, dive bar, saloon, and tavern (there are many, many of them) hums with music from somebody who could either be the world’s next great country singer, somebody who already rose to that level then fell back to Earth, or somebody in between."

Thrillist
For Nashville Meetings