At Global Alliance, we take the “Worldwide” in our company name very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering premium limousine services to our clientele not only in our home base of Toronto but around the globe. Through our sophisticated network of trusted worldwide affiliates, Global Alliance can provide professional chauffeured services in hundreds of international cities. We will discuss many of the major worldwide destinations served via our affiliate network on this blog. Today we will walk the virtual streets of the beating heart of country music, the Music City of Nashville, Tennessee.
The capital of the state of Tennessee, Nashville counts over 600,000 residents in the city proper with 1.8 million people in the larger metropolitan area, the largest in the state (Memphis is a more populous city on its own). Lying on the Cumberland River in the middle portion of the state, Nashville was founded in the 1770s and named after a Revolutionary War hero, Francis Nash. Though Nashville had only 345 residents as of 1800, it was incorporated as a city in 1806 and was a prosperous shipping port city by the time of the Civil War.
Regaining its status as a shipping and trade centre and building up a robust manufacturing base into the late 1800s, Nashville followed the path of urban development and suburbanization of many American cities in the 20th Century. It also gained its status as the centre of the country music industry, with the major record labels maintaining offices in the Music Row area of the city and many songwriters, recording studios, and performing venues (known as honky-tonk bars) based in “Music City U.S.A.” as well. The most famous of these venues is the Ryman Auditorium, longtime home of the famous and long-running Grand Ole Opry country music radio show (though the show is now broadcast for most of the year from the new purpose-built Grand Ole Opry House east of downtown).
Nashville is also an educational centre, sometimes called the Athens of the South, with major post-secondary institutions such as Vanderbilt University. Culturally, Nashville is more than just country music; the city boasts many museums and art galleries as well. Nashville’s major league sports teams include the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and the NHL’s Nashville Predators. The Nashville International Airport (BNA) is the main air transport hub for the city.
Please feel free to contact Global Alliance Worldwide Chauffeured Services for all of your transportation needs in Nashville, Tennessee.