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When you walk through the doors of the historic Ryman Auditorium, one thing becomes clear right away: this isn’t just another nightly music venue, and it’s so much more than a daytime tourist stop. This place is hallowed ground. This is the exact spot where bluegrass was born—where Johnny Cash met June Carter, where souls were saved and a slice of history was nearly lost. It was right here that country music found an audience beyond its own back porch, and countless careers took off as deals were signed on napkins and paper scraps backstage. This is a building where anything is possible: a soul can find redemption, a crumbling building can find salvation, and an unknown kid with a guitar can find his or her name in lights.
Bridgestone Arena (originally Nashville Arena, and formerly Gaylord Entertainment Center and Sommet Center) is an all-purpose venue in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, that was completed in 1996, and is the home of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.
Designed by HOK Sport in conjunction with the Nashville-based architecture/engineering firm Hart Freeland Roberts, INC., it was designed at an angle on the corner of Broadway and 5th Avenue in Nashville in physical homage to the historic Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry.
Bridgestone Arena is owned by the Sports Authority of Nashville and Davidson Countyand operated by Powers Management Company, a subsidiary of the Nashville Predators National Hockey Leaguefranchise, which has been its primary tenant since 1998.
Country Music Hall of Fame
NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 06: John Osborne of musical group Brothers Osborne admires Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum new exhibition American Currents: The Music of 2017 on March 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum)
About the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum adds a strikingly modern touch to the Nashville skyline and is situated at the epicenter of the city’s rapidly growing core, a block from the popular honky-tonks of Broadway, across the street from Bridgestone Arena and Music City Center, and adjacent to the Omni Hotel. The museum, called the “Smithsonian of country music” because of its unrivaled collection, recently unveiled a $100 million expansion, doubling its size to 350,000 square feet of dynamic state-of-the-art galleries, archival storage, education classrooms, retail stores, and special event space boasting stunning downtown views.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum seeks to collect, preserve, and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.
Johnny Cash Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum opened in April 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, to honor the life and music of the country superstar often referred to as the “Man in Black”. It houses the world’s largest collection of Johnny Cash memorabilia and artifacts, including a stone wall taken from his lake house in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and is officially authorized by Cash’s estate.
Born in 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas, Johnny Cash is one of the bestselling recording artists of all time. Throughout his lifetime, he wrote and recorded music in a lot of different styles, including country, rockabilly, gospel, blues, and rock and roll, and he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. His trademark nickname – Man in Black – came from the signature all-black wardrobe he wore for performances.
The original museum honoring the star – known as House of Cash – was in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and although Cash lived in the same town for over thirty years, he did not at any time live in the museum. The House of Cash had been closed for many years and had fallen into a state of disrepair, and appeared in Cash’s music video “Hurt“.
Cash’s lakeside home in Hendersonville, that he lived in from 1968 until his death, burned in an accidental fire during renovations in 2007. Shannon and Bill Miller – personal friends of Cash – donated their personal collection of memorabilia to found the current Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. The museum opened to the public in 2013 with the restored original House of Cash sign as one of its exhibits.
The Nashville Municipal Auditorium was designed and built in 1962 to satisfy Middle Tennessee’s need for a multi-purpose facility that could handle a diversity of events with equal ease. For more than 50 years it has done just that, hosting everything from concerts to circuses, auto shows to evangelical crusades, and trade shows to touring extravaganzas.
NMA hosted the 1994 United States Gymnastic Championships as well as the 1996 Tour of World Figure Skating Championships. The Auditorium has hosted minor league hockey, with the teams known as the Dixie Flyers, South Stars, Knights, Nighthawks, and Nashville Ice Flyers.
It has also hosted minor league basketball – the former Nashville Stars and Music City Jammers, and women’s professional basketball – the Nashville Noise of the former (Women’s) American Basketball League. It was a home court for the Belmont University basketball teams while Striplin Gym was demolished to make way for the Curb Event Center.
Additionally, the NMA has hosted several Ohio Valley Conference basketball tournaments, and the Auditorium hosted the OVC again in 2008. From 2011 to 2015, the NMA again hosted the men’s and women’s OVC basketball tournaments in a new four-day tournament format, subsequently reduced back to a three-day affair featuring only the top eight teams for 2016 and 2017.
The Professional Bull Riders association hosted a Built Ford Tough Series event at this venue from its inception in 1994 until 2001 (during this era the BFTS was known as the Bud Light Cup). In 2002, the event was moved to the Gaylord Entertainment Center (now the Bridgestone Arena). The NMA hosted Tuff Hedeman’s CBR All-Star Shoot-Out on June 10, 2009 and again in 2010.
On November 6, 2013 the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) announced that an expansion team would bring indoor football back to the Nashville sports market. The Nashville Venom would begin PIFL play for the 2014 season in Municipal Auditorium.
On July 12, 2014, the Venom won that year’s PIFL Championship Game defeating the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks 64-43. The team returned for a second season in 2015, after which the entire league folded.
TENNESSEE STATE CAPITOL
The great State of Tennessee has a rich and fascinating history. As one of the oldest states (the third to be admitted after the original 13), Tennessee has had a significant role in the history of the United States for over two hundred years. In this section, you will find information highlighting Tennessee’s beginnings to statehood and the formation of government, as well as state symbols and the State Constitution.
Welcome to the Gulch
The Gulch is a neighborhood on the south-west fringe of downtownNashville, Tennessee, near Interstate 40, Interstate 65, and Interstate 24. It is known to be a trendy and hip neighborhood, and a popular destination for locals, college students, and visitors.
A Gulch Business Improvement District (GBID) was created in 2006 and is managed by the Nashville Downtown Partnership. The area is currently undergoing an urban revitalization, with new residents, office space, and retail shops moving into newly built or recently renovated buildings. On February 17, 2009, it was announced the Gulch neighborhood had been certified as a LEED Green Neighborhood. It was the first neighborhood in the American South to become so certified, and one of only a few in the United States to do so by that date. The announcement was made by Mayor Karl Deanand developer MarketStreet Enterprises.
In 2016, construction of a pedestrian bridge was announced to connect the Gulch to the South Broadway neighborhood. The Gulch is home to one of Nashville’s most famous and historic music venues, The Station Inn. Also near the Gulch is The Mercy Lounge, and the historic Union Station Hotel.
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
The John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, formerly the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, connects downtown Nashville to the residential suburbs of East Nashville. It was built from 1907-09 and was originally named the Sparkman Street Bridge. The county employed Howard M. Jones, Chief Office Engineer of the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway, to design and supervise the construction. Jones worked with local contractor Foster and Creighton Company and Gould Contracting Company of Louisville. The bridge contains 48 spans including four steel trusses and two reinforced concrete trusses. Spans over the old Tennessee Central Railroad tracks (now CSX) are the only concrete trusses identified in Tennessee. The bridge was closed to automobile traffic in 1998 and has been restored for pedestrian use, providing outstanding views of the river and downtown skyline.
Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley; September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country musicsinger and part of the Nashville soundduring the late 1950s and early 1960s.She successfully “crossed over” to pop music and was one of the most influential, successful, and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century. She died at age 30 in the crash of a private airplane.
Cline was known for her rich tone, emotionally expressive and bold contraltovoice, and her role as a country music pioneer. She, along with Kitty Wells, helped to pave the way for women as headline performers in the genre. She overcame poverty, a devastating automobile accident, and significant professional obstacles, and she has been cited as an inspiration by Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, and other singers in diverse styles. Books, movies, documentaries, and stage plays document her life and career.
Her hits began in 1957 with Donn Hecht’s and Alan Block’s “Walkin’ After Midnight,” Hank Cochran‘s and Harlan Howard‘s “I Fall to Pieces,” Hank Cochran’s “She’s Got You,” and Willie Nelson‘s “Crazy,” and ended in 1963 with Don Gibson‘s “Sweet Dreams.” She broke a record spending 251 weeks on country music charts in the United States. Millions of her records have sold since her death. She won awards and accolades, causing many to view her as an icon at the level of Jim Reeves, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley. She became the first female solo artist inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973, ten years after her death. In 1999, she was voted number 11 on VH1‘s special The 100 Greatest Women in Rock and Roll. In 2002, she was voted Number One on Country Music Television‘s The 40 Greatest Women of Country Music, and she was ranked 46th in the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” issue of Rolling Stonemagazine. Her 1973 Country Music Hall of Fame plaque reads: “Her heritage of timeless recordings is testimony to her artistic capacity.”
- Patsy Clineand Carl Perkins, with all of whom she socialized at the famed Tootsie’s OrchidLounge, next door to the Opry. In the 1986 documentary The Real Patsy67 KB (9,249 words) – 11:00, 8 May 2019