Paris is the City of Lights.
New York is the City That Never Sleeps, The Big Apple, Gotham.
Here's one for you: Alma, AR - Spinach Capital of the World!
Nashville, TN? Music City.
And what does that bring to mind? Neon lights. Cowboy hats. Hard-luck, Wrangler-clad crooners. Dolly Parton. Hank Williams.
But as someone who lived there for fifteen years - all of them formative - I can tell you Nashville is not defined solely by the music industry, and even that is not just country.
Here are some little known facts:
** Nashville actually has a larger population than Atlanta! (Nashville, 626,144; Atlanta, 537,958)
** Nashville has the world's only full-scale replica of the Parthenon, intended to symbolize the city's commitment to education and its status as the "Athens of the South." Inside stands a 54-foot, gilded statue of Athena. All dimensions and interpretations were taken from ancient molds and texts.
** The Ryman Auditorium (the "Mother Church of Country Music") was first built as a tabernacle.
This was inspired by Lorel Clayton who said, "Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Nashville as you write....I love learning about new cities from storytellers, so entertain me."
That's all for now! More later...Back to my WIP!