On the road to Nashville we visited an old school- where Tina Turner attended.
I couldn’t believe how little there was in it for a 20th century schoolroom!
The poverty that existed and still exists in many remote areas was clear! Then we arrived in Nashville- which I am reliably informed has more millionaires than New York!
Music runs through the bones of the whole place and we were lucky enough to visit the RCA recording studios. This was built to accommodate Elvis so he didn’t have to travel too far to record , but countless musicians have recorded there and it was quite special to walknin their footsteps.
I couldn’t resist buying some cowboy boots- they were just too beautiful! I even managed some line dancing in them!
It struck me that this is a place where everyone celebrates their rick traditions while bringing new musical flavours to interact and keep it fresh. The locals ooze optimism and enthusiasm and are always willing to have a chat about life- showing genuine interest in people. An incredible but simple approach to life – maybe linked to the grit and resilience their ancestors must have had to set up settlements after travelling for miles, and farm the land. The impact of the music business on the town is phenomenal – which has obviously brought money and visitors. I wonder if you could find out who else recorded here.
They also have two huge sports stadiums- one for the Predators ( ice hockey) and and one for the Titans ( NFL). Maybe you could look at the rules for these games.
What a trip!