Nashville (Tennessee) is a center for the health care, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to a large number of colleges and universities.
It is most notably known as a center of the music industry, earning it the nickname "Music City". It is also considered the capital of country music.
Many popular tourist sites involve country music, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Belcourt Theatre, and Ryman Auditorium.
Ryman was home to the Grand Ole Opry until 1974 when the show moved to the Grand Ole Opry House.
Numerous music clubs and honky-tonk bars can be found in downtown Nashville.
Each year, the CMA Music Festival (formerly known as Fan Fair) brings thousands of country fans to the city.
The Tennessee State Fair is also held annually in September.
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