Johnny Cash Museum

by Christy Ulmet

Johnny Cash Museum
Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

In a city brimming with fascinating venues and exhibits celebrating the lives of icons, the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville stands out for its depth. Visitors can not only see stage costumes and awards, but also set pieces from his music videos, his own hand-written letters and lyrics, his instruments, and even his Bible.

Continue reading

Ryman Auditorium official tour and history

by Christy Ulmet

Ryman Auditorium Nashville Tennessee

Courtesy of Ryman Auditorium; Photo by Albert Vecerka/Esto

The Ryman Auditorium, the fifth home of the Grand Ole Opry radio show and the birthplace of bluegrass music, is irrefutably a Nashville icon. It’s also one of Music City’s busiest, most prestigious venues, having hosted Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Minnie Pearl, Hank Williams, and Patsy Cline. See also: Jack White, Coldplay, Emmylou Harris, Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Peter Frampton, a handful of U.S. presidents, and Charlie Chaplin.

Continue reading

Nashville’s most over-the-top hotel

by Christy Ulmet

opryland.jpg

Photo by Werner Segarra

Like a city within a city, Nashville’s massive Gaylord Opryland Hotel comes with “everything in one place,” as its official slogan states. Clocking in with almost 3,000 rooms, 20 restaurants, and covering more than 700,000 square feet of meeting space, the idea behind this resort is that guests can have everything they need under a single roof. Continue reading