About Nashville

Nashville is known worldwide as “Music City.” This name came to be when WSM radio announcer David Cobb first referred to Nashville with that nickname in 1950.

Check out Nashville’s Visitor Center for information about Music City.

Nashville Fun Facts

  • Nashville was founded on December 25 in 1779 on the banks of the Cumberland River.
  • President Andrew Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, has a driveway in the shape of a guitar.
  • The Parthenon in Centennial Park is the only exact replica of the ancient Greek temple in the world.
  • In 2012, Nashville hosted the GRAMMY® Nominations concert. This was the first time the event was ever held outside of Los Angeles.
  • Nashville hot chicken was created accidentally by a women seeking revenge on her boyfriend, Thornton Prince, when she suspected him of cheating.
  • Nashville is home to the largest Kurdish community in North America.

Weather

Nashville has four distinct but mild seasons. Average temperatures in March are generally between 46°F and 67°F. The Middle Tennessee area, including Nashville, has around a dozen or so tornado watches issued annually—mostly in March, April, and May—and at least one tornado is either spotted or touches down in Middle Tennessee every year.