NFL Draft 2019

Fun Facts for the NFL Draft

Did you know the song Carrie Underwood sings on Monday Night Football was written by a couple of Nashville songwriters? It's true. Find out more fun facts about Nashville and the NFL below. 

Please know, the following details were for the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville which has come and gone. THANK YOU to all the fans who came to our city for a good time. Much love. 

The facts
  • 2019 will mark the NFL's 100th season. And they picked Nashville as the spot for the NFL Draft in 2019. So should you.
  • Nashville's legendary print shop, Hatch Show Print, has created a poster to celebrate the NFL's 100th season. Hatch is also celebrating an anniversary this year: their 140th!
  • Brett James and Chris Destefano co-wrote with Carrie Underwood the song she sings during NFL Sunday Night Football.
  • Chef Deb Paquette of Etch restaurant has represented the Tennessee Titans for six years at the Taste of the NFL, a strolling food and wine event featuring top chefs from the NFL’s 32 cities. Proceeds from the event benefit food banks in each of the 32 NFL cities, with $86,000 raised for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee so far. Dine at Etch Restaurant during the NFL Draft and help the cause! One dollar from every roasted cauliflower appetizer sold at Etch goes to Second Harvest Food Bank.
  • Faith Hill sang the NFL Sunday Night Football song before Carrie Underwood. That's back to back Nashville artists.
  • Nashville songwriter Casey Beathard is the son of former NFL general manager Bobby Beathard and father to current San Francisco 49ers QB C.J. Beathard. He has written songs for Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, and more.
  • Tennessee Titans Running Back Eddie George returned to Nashville after retiring in 2004. Since then, he has acted with both in the Nashville Repertory Theatre and Nashville Shakespeare Festival.
  • Former Tennessee Titan, Kevin Dyson, retired from the NFL and went back to school to earn his doctorate degree. He is now the principal at Independence High School just south of Nashville.
  • Goo Goo Cluster partnered with Nashville native and Draft hopeful Emanuel Hall to create a customized, premium Goo Goo. The Goo Goo Cluster is a Nashville candy and is the oldest cluster candy bar in the world. His "Rocket Fuel" Goo Goo will be available at the Goo Goo Shop until April 30. 
  • The last three NFL Madden games soundtracks have been recorded at Nashville’s Ocean Way Studio.
  • The lights of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge (KVB Bridge) will light up in team colors as each NFL team announces selections during the First Round.
  • Popular college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit is a Nashvillian. Read his thoughts about the NFL Draft in Nashville.
  • There are tons of former NFL Players who now coach at various High Schools and Colleges around Nashville. They include NFL Kicker David Akers assistant coach at Ravenwood High School, Rocky Calmus assistant coach at Brentwood Academy, Trent Dilfer head coach at Lipscomb Academy, Ryan Dowler assistant coach at Ravenwood High School, Justin Geisinger head coach of Pope John Paul II, Kelly Holcomb offensive coordinator of Riverdale High School, Karl Klug assistant coach at Page High School, Alan Lowery assistant coach at Ravenwood High School, Marc Mariani assistant coach at Lipscomb University, Ingle Martin head coach at CPA, Jason Mathews line coach at Brentwood Academy, Gerald McRath assistant coach at Ensworth High School, Jonathan Quinn head coach of Davidson Academy, Chris Sanders assistant coach of MBA, Rusty Smith head coach of Grace Christian Academy, and Scott Wells assistant coach of Brentwood Academy. Read more from The Tennessean.