On Nashville's Music Row check out The Country Music Hall of Fame. It claims to house the Packard that Hank William rode to his first show at the Grand Olde Opry, a purple cowgirl outfit of Patsy Cline and an exhibit on the history of the Gibson guitar.
To guide your visit to more music industry attractions on Music Row, the Country Music Hall of Fame Web site offers a suggested walking tour.
Brush up on your knowledge of country music at Country.com and this timeline of its history.
Opryland, which includes the Grand Olde Opry, is located about 10 miles outside of Nashville center. The Opry moved to this location in 1974 and is now part of the large country music entertainment complex. Check the Opry Web site for the schedule of the big-name acts that regularly perform there.
Located in the foothills of the Smokey Mountains near Knoxville is Dollywood, Dolly Parton's amusement park. It is the 50th most popular park in the world, ranked by number of visitors, according to its Web site.
Tennesse State Fair
The Tennessee State Fair, Sept. 8-17, is a traditional agricultural fair that includes rides, live entertainment, baking contests and livestock judging.
Presidents, Past and Prospective
The Hermitage is the restored home of Andrew Jackson, who served as the seventh president of the United States. Located about 20 miles outside of Nashville, the property includes a museum.
Al Gore's presidential campaign headquarters is located at 601 Mainsteam Dr. in Nashville. Have a look at the offices on the Nashvillecam.