MCG: Nashville’s Only Draw Card Is Country Music
What’s Nashville Going To Be Like Without Country? Empty!
No Matter How many Statues or High Buildings Nashville Puts Up It Cannot Compete With New York City
The Music City Ghost [File #40] 2015: I found this conversation I had with two different tourists to be quite interesting and I thought I would share it with you. I spoke with a married couple from Europe who are NOT Country Music fans. I asked them what were their 5 most desired things to see and or attend while visiting the United States. Without hesitation they answered: See the Statue of Liberty, Take pictures from the top of the Empire State Building, Go to a Broadway Play in Manhattan, Visit the World Trade Center and Museum, and take a walk in Central Park. Please notice all of these destinations are in New York. I then asked a married couple from Europe who ARE Country Music Fans what their 5 most desired things to see and or attend while visiting the United States. Once again without hesitation they answered: Attend a performance at the Grand Ole Opry, Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, Have a drink at Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Visit Graceland, and go to Dollywood. Please notice all of these destinations are in Tennessee. Now you might wonder what can be learned from this information? My take on things here is that since there are far more people attracted to the sights and sounds of New York than Tennessee, than there must be more non Country Music fans than there are Country Music fans. So with that being said is it any wonder Nashville is turning it’s back on Country Music? Nashville wants those tourist dollars and one of the ways they are trying to get that money is to switch our beloved Country Music to a homogenized POP/ROCK genre of music that appeals to the masses. I wonder what kind of a statue will someday be erected in the middle of the Cumberland River?
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