Prior to going to our next stop about an hour south, we decided to stay closer to Nashville and explore the city. A great place to stay was right outside the city at Nashville Shores Resort. We had a great site (#42, see map) right on the lake.
Nashville. The city is a center for country music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to numerous colleges and universities. It's called Music City, USA. And they mean it. We splurged and had a stellar meal at 'Etch' then walked around downtown. Live music is everywhere. We also visited a relic from the Worlds Fair they hosted in 1897 and then again in 1982 which was an exact replica of the Parthenon in Greece and home to the largest free standing statue in the eastern hemisphere, the statue of Athena Parthenos.