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:

"Nashville has been an “it” city for a while, we know. But if you look past Lower Broadway — and the hoards of bachelor and bachelorette parties that roam the stretch — there’s a lot more to the city than honky-tonks and country."

For Nashville Music
  • Nashville was named one of The World's Greatest Cities for Music Lovers by The Telegraph (UK). (January 2021)
  • The Academy of Country Music® announced the Industry Award winners of the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™ for Venue of the Year as Ryman Auditorium (small capacity), Ascend Amphitheater (medium capacity), and Bridgestone Arena (large capacity). (May 2019)
  • Ryman Auditorium is 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: (May 2018)
    • 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

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

For Nashville Hotels

"The hotel’s luxurious amenities, fantastic on-site eateries, and impeccable design make it a standout property in Nashville."

For Nashville Food + Drink

"In a city known for honky-tonking, you’ll discover a food scene that soars far above anything you might expect. Like its music, Nashville’s culinary culture claims its fair share of celebrity, but even those destinations...remain at the top of their game."

For Nashville Meetings