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Nashville is a city in Davidson County of the American state of Tennessee and is sometimes called the "Country Music Capital of the World" or more often "Music City"; however, in recent years, Nashville has done much to escape its country music image and become a regional center of culture and commerce. In fact, Dell, Nissan, and Saturn have all moved some operations to or near the city. The music is various; major rap artists and rock bands (Young Buck, Haystak, Kings of Leon, Paramore) claim Nashville as their hometown.
Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, 150 Fourth Avenue North, +1 615 259-4730,
Nashville International Airport (BNA), . Is about five miles from downtown.
John C. Tune Airport, 110 Tune Airport Dr., +1 615 350-5000, .
Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport, 278 Doug Warpoole Rd., Smyrna, +1 615 459-2651. .
Cornelia Fort Airport, 2640 Air Park Dr., +1 615 226-4258, .
American Charter Express, 4432 Airport Rd., Springfield, +1 615 384-4181.
Lebanon Airport 760 Franklin Rd, Lebanon, +1 615 444-0031.
Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, 1930 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro, +1 615 848-3254,
Nashville is the nexus of several interstate highways, including I-65 (north-south), I-40 (east-west), and I-24 (northwest-southeast). The various highways sometimes merge and split without the typical exit-offramp design, so travellers should consult maps before attempting to navigate the area. There is easy access to/from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Louisville, among others.
Greyhound, 200 8th Ave, +1 615 255-3556, . Located right Downtown south of Broadway.
Nashville MTA, +1 615 862-5969, . Operates routes throughout downtown and the surrounding area. $1.25 for an adult local fare, with no transfers allowed. An all-day pass for an adult is $3.75.
Nashville's bus system is designed around a central station. The schedule accommodates a 9AM-5PM schedule with limited late night service.
The Music City Star, +1 615 862-8833, . Commuter train runs Monday - Friday. The train runs from Lebanon to Downtown's Riverfront Station. One-Way tickets purchased at the platform are $5.00 each. There are two shuttle services that transport people for no extra charge, passengers use their Music City Star ticket to board. Shuttle 93 goes up Broadway, West End, and around the Vanderbilt area. Shuttle 94 loops through Downtown. If you wish to go to any other place in the city, you can catch the Downtown Shuttle at the Riverfront Station and exit at the downtown bus mall then catch the bus that is going to your destination.
Car is always your best bet. Average speed on highways ranges from 55-70 mph, while city streets are generally 35 mph unless otherwise posted.