Nashville is the capital of the state of Tennessee, and is also widely considered the “Country Music Capital of the World”. Locals will tell you that there is a unique balance of glamour and down-home attitude here. Recording artists and big-wig music producers mingle freely with the flow of everyday life, without hovering paparazzi or fans at their heels. On a Nashville luxury holiday with Ker & Downey, you will experience all of the genteel southern hospitality and progressive personality of the eclectic city.
The Grand Ole Opry has been the premiere venue for country musicians for nearly a century. Its weekly showcase of country music has counted Hank Williams, Reba McEntire, Patsy Cline, and Carrie Underwood among the many greats to grace its stage. Thanks to the Opry’s success, live music is an enduring staple of Nashville nightlife. Musical acts across the city have broadened over the decades, but line dancing at a local “honky-tonk” still dominates the after-hours fun.
“Music City USA” is also a titan of industry and innovation. In recent years corporations including Dell, Microsoft, and Google have set up shop in Nashville. Innumerable techies and creative professionals followed, and the influx of talent has inspired the city. The culinary innovation of chefs and microbrewers has earned Nashville steady attention from global tastemakers.
Near Nashville, the Tennessee whiskey country, famous for its history of moonshiners and bootleggers. These days the craft is still flourishing and evolving, and a whiskey-sipping day trip will leave even the casual spirits lover pleasantly sated. Ker & Downey’s private guides have exclusive access to the George Dickel Distillery. Dating back to 1878, this quiet distillery is hidden in Cascade Hollow and fed by the pristine Cascade Spring. Travel farther afield to visit the historic and world-famous Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg.
Across the Deep South of the United States you will find a constant thread of music, fine food, and an unshakable zest for life and all its pleasures. Plan your own Nashville luxury holiday with the experts at Ker & Downey, and contact your luxury travel consultant to begin curating your journey.