The Music Lover's Guide to...

Nashville
Country music's hometown

Ryman Auditorium
The former home of the Grand Ole Opry continues to offer top-notch performances. (ryman.com)

Ernest Tubb Record Shop
Opened 64 years ago, this main store remains a holy grail for hard-to-find country gems. (etrecordshop.com)

Tootsies Orchid Lounge
Nashville's most famous honky-tonk bar is a ridiculously fun night out. (tootsies.net)

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
No trip is complete without a stop at this renowned house of history and memorabilia. (countrymusichall offame.org)

Also Check Out
CMA Music Festival
June 7-10
Country's biggest names come out each year for the ultimate fan experience. This year's lineup includes Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, and Blake Shelton. (cmafest.com)

The Bluebird Cafe
Dozens of famous singer-songwriters got their start at this music club, including a young Taylor Swift. (bluebirdcafe.com)

Grand Ole Opry
The hallowed hall still hosts the long-running stage show and live radio program that nurtured so many country stars, like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and Dolly Parton. A can't-miss destination for any music fan. (opry.com)