Nashville March 10, 2017
Some People Don’t Know These 11 Things Came From Nashville
You make think you know everything about Nashville, but we’re here to prove you wrong – and perhaps teach you something neat to take to trivia night. These eleven things owe their heart and soul to Music City.
11. United Record Pressing hails from our favorite southern city.
It is now one of only four vinyl manufacturers left in the entirety of the United States. They pressed records for Elvis, so we'll vote for them to ALWAYS stay in business.
10. "Glee" is thankful for Music City...
Chord Overstreet, better known as, "Sam" on the hit show was born in Nashville before making it big in Hollywood.
9. Have you had a cookie at the DoubleTree Hotel?
You can thank Christie's cookies! They're baked fresh in Nashville, but changing lives all over the nation.
8. Did you know cotton candy comes from the south?
It was known as, "fairy floss," and was invented 1897 by Nashville confectioners.
7. The GooGoo Cluster was born in Nashville.
And continues to regale both locals AND tourists with their delicious decadence.
6. Thank Nashville for Third Man Records.
Owned by Jack White of the White Stripes, this low-key studio turns live shows into recordings on the spot - and only sells to the audience. How neat is that?!
5. Nashville is home to the only EXACT replica of the Parthenon in Greece.
It's located in Centennial Park, on West End.
4. Speaking of, that statue of Athena…
Is the largest indoor statue in the Western hemisphere. Pretty crazy, hey?
3. The idea for seeing eye dogs was born in Nashville.
It was in 1928 that blind Vanderbilt student, Morris Frank, heard about the idea of seeing eye dogs and decided to take the plunge. The Seeing Eye Inc. was founded in Music City, and the rest is history.
2. Oprah Winfrey began her illustrious career in Music City.
While attending TSU, she became the first African-American AND female news anchor in the state.
1. Maxwell House owes Nashville a HUGE thank you.
President Theodore Roosevelt is said to have stated the famous line, "Good 'til the last drop!," at the Maxwell Hotel in Nashville. Who knew he had a quiet career as a copywriter...?
How many did you know? Surprising or nah? Leave your own facts on the city below – we love to learn. If you’re hungry after all that mayhem, check out
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