“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

Nashville defined in words (instead of music)
Thursday, July 28, 2011

My wife and I have tried describing our new home of Nashville to friends who have never been here. Some descriptions we've come up with:

Kind of like Atlanta, only hipper.

Like Atlanta, but with a larger creative-class.

The best of LA, NYC and The South all rolled into one compact, easily navigable city

Nashville: Where everyone who waits on you in restaurants and stores is young and beautiful and talented.

A city where there is NO bad karaoke.

The polar opposite of Memphis

Any others? What are your impressions of Music City? You can tell most of mine are favorable. ;-)


Blogger Kelly said...

I have heard Nashville referred to as the Belt Buckle of the Bible Belt.

There are more churches per capita in Nashville that anywhere else in the South was what they claimed on the tour.

Or maybe it's from all the bling of the Country Royalty that live in the surrounding area!

July 28, 2011 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Darlin', that is very inaccurate. Macon, Georgia? Yes. Birmingham, Alabama? Absolutely. But Nashville? No freaking way. I think it has this rep because the Southern Baptist Convention is based there....one block away from the only Hustler Hollywood store outside of LA!

July 28, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...Nashville, Tennessee, sometimes referred to as The Protestant Vatican, has over 700 churches, several seminaries, and a number of Christian schools, colleges and universities including Belmont University, Trevecca Nazarene University, Lipscomb University, Free Will Baptist Bible College and American Baptist College. Nashville is the seat of the National Baptist Convention, USA, the National Association of Free Will Baptists, the Gideons International, the Gospel Music Association, and Thomas Nelson, the world's largest producer of Bibles. It is also the headquarters for the publishing arms of both the Southern Baptist Convention and the United Methodist Church, as well as a number of Christian record companies such as EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Label Group and Word Records.

July 29, 2011 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Ad Hudler said...

Wow. Then I guess it really is Jesus Central after all. Funny it doesn't FEEL that Christian to me. Maybe it's because we live downtown.

July 29, 2011 at 1:34 PM  

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