What to see, do, eat and where to Honky Tonk in Nashville

Nashville has it all. Music, food, art, vintage shopping and nature hikes, you will find it all in the capital of Tennessee. 

To be there last month, for the very first time, at the beginning of summer, right in the heart of the most action-packed week in Nashville: the Country Music Awards and the Bonnaroo Music Festival, was a dream come true. With a music history that dates back to the '20s and a rock and roll history that began in the '60s, when the likes of Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash rolled into town, music is the name of the game here.

In Downtown Nashville you would be hard pressed not to find a record shop, honky tonk bar, music museum, rooftop bar, or music venue on every corner. Keith Urban once said that “country music is many different things to many different people, but the one thing it is always about is community. You really see that in a place like Nashville”. And it is true. There is something so charming about this city and its people. Even as a visitor you feel the strong sense of community spirit and warmth. The whole ‘Southern Charm’ thing is real, Southerners love to play host and rank hospitality and warmth as two of the most important qualities a Southerner can possess. They genuinely want to find out how “y’all” are doing.