Nashville has a rich history that few American cities can rival. Well known as being the Music City, Nashville is known for its attractions like the Grand Ole Opry and the Music City Convention Center

Yet these tourist attractions and historical landmarks do not tell the whole story. With this in mind, today we will explore some of the lesser-known facts about the Music City

Nashville gets its name from Patriot general Francis Nash

The designer of the Tennessee Capitol is buried there

Nashville’s Tin Pan South is the largest songwriter’s festival on earth

Nashville is the home of Old Glory

A Vanderbilt student helped bring seeing-eye dogs to the US

Nashville is home to a rare example of Egyptian Revival Architecture in the US

Due to its location and long history, Nashville has been at the center of some of America’s most volatile moments in history

Whether you are interested in Nashville’s rich history or in its quirky entertainment offerings, the Music City has more to offer than initially meets the eye