- Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States, and James Polk, the 11th president, both lived in the
- Standing 42 feet high, Nashville's Athena Parthenon is the tallest indoor sculpture in the Western world.
- Nashville is known the world over as Music City because radio announcer David Cobb referred to Nashville with that
moniker back in 1950 on Red Foley's NBC radio show.
- Elvis recorded more than 200 of his songs at RCA's historic Studio B on Music Row.
- The longest home of the Grand Ole Opry was the Ryman Auditorium (1943-1974), which is known as the "Mother Church
of Country Music."
- According to The Encyclopedia of Country Music, there are 90 record companies, 174 recording studios, 5500 union
musicians, 24 talent agencies, almost 300 music publishers, 17 professional music organizations and 104 film and video
production companies in Nashville as of 1997.
- The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is located in what was formerly Nashville's main post office, a city landmark
placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.