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13 Things To Love About Nashville

Nashville — home to some of the best country music and fried chicken in the world. What's not to love?! Check out the Nashville All Day Beauty series with Hayden Panettiere for a glimpse inside her Nashville life and tips on how she stays country beautiful.

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2. Big country breakfasts with world-famous biscuits.

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Famed for their flaky biscuits, country ham, and chicken, The Loveless Cafe is the classic southern diner you MUST visit.

3. Quite simply, the Grand Ole Opry.

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A radio show that's been around since 1925, the Grand Ole Opry is what “made country music famous.” Take a visit to honor its grand history and the contemporary artists who perform there now.

4. The hometown talent who produce some of America's most famous country music.

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The Bluebird Cafe is where some of the best modern-day country music began. Watch four talented country singers and songwriters perform in either an "In the Round" or "In the Row" format, where they take turns playing their best material.

6. The upscale cuisine. / Via s_emahiser

Chef Deb Paquette brings Mediterranean, Asian, and North African cuisine to Etch. It's a refreshing detour from the sea of fried chicken.

7. The rich history.

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During the Civil War, the Battle of Nashville was pushed into the front yard of the 1853 Belle Meade Plantation, also known as the "Queen of the Tennessee Plantations." Visit the grounds to see the still-intact battle scars.

8. The Historic RCA Studio B where music legends were made. / Via lucasabilly

RCA Studio B was the recording spot for some of the biggest names in country music, such as Elvis and Dolly Parton. Stop by this legend, which is now a part of the Country Music Hall of Fame, to see behind the scenes of country music history.

9. The fried chicken! Especially the spicy fried chicken! / Via the_real_boscoe_p_jenkins

Many restaurants may boast that they have the best fried chicken in America, but at Hattie B's Hot Chicken, it's to be believed. People go wild over the chicken and waffles, but be warned — their "Damn Hot" chicken really is just that.

11. The beautiful architecture and small-town vibes.

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Called the “mother church of country music," the Ryman Auditorium has been around since 1892 when it was originally the Union Gospel Tabernacle. Now it's a famous concert hall that's held many legendary acts such as Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash.

12. The pancakes and southern hospitality.

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The Pancake Pantry boasts that they have "uncommonly good pancakes" and a friendly atmosphere. After looking at these fluffy cakes, it's hard not to believe them — would you really want to eat pancakes anywhere else?

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