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Nashville is still on the way up. The population stands at 569,891 in the city, 1.23 million in the metro area, and has grown at a healthy rate of nearly 12% since 1990. Restaurants and nightclubs spring up almost weekly. New buildings emerge on the skyline with regularity.

Numerous major companies have either been born or moved here. Cracker Barrel, Dell Computer, BellSouth and Bridgestone/Firestone USA are among the corporations headquartered in the Nashville area.

Proud of its title as Music City U.S.A., Nashville offers a wealth of live entertainment. From the Grand Ole Opry and two-stepping to tiny honky-tonks with smoky dance floors, venues for live music are everywhere.

Music also has given Nashville some of its best tourist attractions. The Country Music Hall of Fame is a $37 million treasure trove of memorabilia and musical experiences. True fans flock to Music Row, an area of several blocks where many great country songs were born. Music Valley holds performance venues, shops and family amusement parks. The biggest names in show business perform at Ryman Auditorium, Gaylord Entertainment Center and the Opry House.

But Nashville isn't just about sound. It's playing with the big boys now. The Tennessee Titans put this city in the NFL a few years back, and The Coliseum is packed on game Sundays.
When the NHL returns to work, the Nashville Predators are ready to take the ice at the Gaylord Entertainment Center. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts hosts nationally acclaimed traveling art exhibitions. And the Tennessee Performing Arts Center is home for the Nashville Symphony and Ballet as well as home away from home for Broadway touring productions.
 
New and diverse restaurants are popping up everywhere. Neighborhoods are grabbing attention with their distinctive style and attitude. Hillsboro Village, by the Vanderbilt campus downtown, is a neighborhood of tree-lined sidewalks where country music stars and college professors stroll to corner restaurants and quaint shops. Germantown, Nashville's oldest residential neighborhood, hosts festivals like Oktoberfest and Maifest to celebrate its heritage.

Other industries, such as new media, the healthcare services and the many venture capital companies, may well be hugely financially important (the major healthcare companies generate 10 times as much revenue as the entire tourist industry), but they are much less visible.

Without the country music, who would know the name of Nashville? Much of the boom in the boomtown comes from ancillary music industries, such as publishing, management, TV and recording studios. So as long as country music survives, then Nashville surely will thrive.



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