It’s fun to forever find yourself learning about the city you love. From coast to coast, north to south, it’s sweet to forever learn little tidbits that give your home a twinge of originality. In Nashville, we’re nothing if not original. A city of artists tends to sway that way, you know. Here are some fun facts about Nashville you had no idea were true!
11) Kathy Mattea used to be a tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Her song, "Where've You Been" is sure to jerk a couple of tears from ya.
10) Maxwell House owes a lot to Nashville.
Teddy Roosevelt himself supposedly coined the term, "Good 'til the last drop!" himself while staying at the Maxwell in Nashville.
9) Nashville was founded on December 23rd, 1779.
We're a Christmas time city!
8) Also, the Tennessee Capital Building is one of the oldest capitals in the US that still operates.
It's an oldie but a goodie, as they say.
7) Over 200 Elvis songs were recorded at RCA Studio B.
Two hundred songs that made positively sure US pop culture was never the same again.
6) Plus? The lights hanging in RC Studio B have been there since the time of Elvis.
They were hung when he was struggling to get into the holiday spirit for a Christmas album.
6) The AT&T Tower is the largest building in Tennessee.
Yep, you heard us right - in the state.
5) The first combination candy bar was created in Nashville.
Thank Nashville for your Snickers and Reeses - we came up with the idea of a combination bar before the rest!
4) The only scale replica of the Greek Parthenon is in Centennial Park.
It's the only one in the world, FYI.
2) The Seeing Eye, Inc. began in Nashville.
Founded in 1928, The Seeing Eye Inc. has changed lives across the nation.
1) You cannot own a pet cheetah in Nashville.
Sorry to break your heart, Nashvillians.