Nashville, with a
population slightly above five hundred and forty thousand residents,
ranking twenty seventh in the United States, is the second largest city
and the state capital of
Tennessee. The city is situated in the north central area of Tennessee on
River Cumberland. Nashville is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and
several record labels. Due to it's classical architecture and educational
institutions, Nashville has been referred to as the Athens of the South.
Nashville was established as a city in 1806. In 1843 Nashville was named
the capital of Tennessee. Nashville's economy is driven by the following
industries; banking, apparel, automobiles, Health care services, music and
publishing. Hospital Corporation of America, which is renowned as the
largest private operator of hospitals in the world is based in Nashville.
Nashville also has more than two hundred and fifty health care firms.
Caremark Rx is another Fortune five hundred company based in the city.
Several other firms have their headquarters in and around Nashville, they
are; American Healthways, Captain D's, HealthStream, LifeWay, Bridgestone
Americas Holding, iPayment, Corrections Corporation of America, Renal Care
Group, Psychiatric Solutions, Community Health Systems Inc., Central
Parking Corporation, Louisiana Pacific, Clarcor and America Service. If
traveling to Nashville here are a few attractions you will love to see;
Bluebird Café, Grand Ole Opry House, Country Music Hall of Fame and
Museum, The Hermitage,
General Jackson Showboat, Music Valley Wax Museum, Ryman Auditorium,
Parthenon and the Tennessee State Museum. Nashville is a tourist hotspot
so the city has got accommodation ready for it's guests at the various
hotels, inns, lodges and resorts. Here are a few hotels; Courtyard By
Marriott Opryland, Homestead Nashville Airport, Courtyard By Marriott
Vanderbilt-West End, AmeriSuites Nashville Airport, Best Western Downtown
Music Row, Comfort Inn Nashville and Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville.
Nashville is home to two of the four major sports franchises in the United
States; the Tennessee Titans (National Football League) and the Nashville
Predators (National Hockey League). The other teams based in Nashville are
the Nashville Sounds (minor league baseball) and the Nashville Kats (Arena