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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.

1. Lower Broadway.

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Want to have your heartstrings pulled while hanging out with your friends? Come to Robert's Western World and listen to some soulful honky-tonk.

2. Big country breakfasts with world-famous biscuits.

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.

5. The musical diversity.

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If you're a little worn out by all the honky-tonk, come to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center for the 3,600-pipe concert organ, and stay for the Grammy Award-winning Nashville Symphony.

6. The upscale cuisine.

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.

9. The fried chicken! Especially the spicy fried chicken!

10. The art.

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Around since 1879, the Hatch Show Print shop has survived the times with their beautiful hand-designed, hand-cut, and hand-inked posters.

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?

13. The views!

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The Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge runs above the Cumberland River and boasts beautiful views. It's also great for romantic walks!

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