Nashville, the Home of Country Music, Voted One of Friendliest Cities in the World

by Madison Miller

Amongst the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, the Johnny Cash Museum, and the infamous Broadway area full of attractions and live music, Nashville, Tennessee, is definitely a worthwhile place to see.

Nashville is one of the most popular music scenes in the country. It has been the home to countless artists, both country and non-country, over the years.

Nashville is Friendly

Beyond that, there is an immeasurable sense of culture that lives in the downtown streets. Nashville is full of interesting people, food, entertainment, and memories.

According to The Discoverer, Nashville is also home to some of the friendliest people. It is No. 8 on a list of the friendliest cities in the entire world. It may just be because your odds of running into Dolly Parton go up if you’re in Tennessee.

The site claims that the city is full of “good-natured Southerners who flash you a smile and tip their cowboy hat.” Although the city is often overrun with tourists, there are still natives of Tennessee very much present.

Nashville is ranked amongst other cities like Vancouver (which is the No.1), Kuala Lumpur, Bruges, Taipei, Hamburg, Dublin, and Christchurch. In fact, Nashville happens to be the only U.S. city on the list.

In 2016, Travel + Leisure ranked Nashville as the friendliest city in America. The publication has for years asked Americans what their experiences were like in many large cities across the nation. That year there were 50,000 votes ranking 38 different cities.

Those who voted said that Nashville locals were actually eager to share their home with tourists. Oftentimes, tourists are a nuisance to locals. However, the environment of nightlife, food, and music makes it that much more fun to share with others. Miami is the rudest city, according to the survey.

Everyone has their own experience and ranking when it comes to friendly cities, but Nashville often is near the top.

Brad Paisley Nashville

Nashville is the center of country music. Just this past weekend was the Academy of Country Music Awards held at the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe.

In addition, there are countless museums to visit related to music. Several recording studios call Nashville home. One of the most prominent is Jack White’s Third Man Records.

Countless artists tour Nashville in its famous auditoriums or downtown spots. In fact, Brad Paisley is set to headline the city’s upcoming Fourth of July concert on Lower Broadway.

According to Tennessean, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. has announced Paisley as the headliner for the show. It is marketed as the “first major post-pandemic event.” The country is still very much in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, however, by then, many people will likely be fully vaccinated.

He will play outside on a stage on Broadway and 1st Avenue.

“This is our ticket back. Live events have taken quite the hit, but I’m ready for live concerts again. Do your part, and I’ll see you on the road again this summer,” Brad Paisley said.