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From Travel to Fireworks: Nashville’s Year at the Top for the Listmakers

From: Nashville Business Journal

Nashville appeared on a lot of “Best of” lists in 2014. Some were serious, with heavy-hitting business impact, while others were … less so. Here’s a recap of Nashville’s 2014, according to some (and certainly not all) of the lists Music City made in 2014:

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By |December 31st, 2014|Nashville in the Media|Comments Off on From Travel to Fireworks: Nashville’s Year at the Top for the Listmakers

My Town: Holly Williams’ Nashville, Tennessee

From Garden & Gun

Singer-songwriter Holly Williams—the daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and the granddaughter of Hank Sr.—has called Music City home nearly all her life. “When I was growing up here there was really just downtown—not all these other amazing areas,” Williams says. “The change that has taken place in the city in the last five, ten years has been incredible to watch.” No mere bystander but an active participant in that growth, Williams opened high-end boutique H.Audrey and White’s Mercantile, a modern general store with everything from beautiful soaps to linens, cookbooks, and a grab-and-go grocery. And in just two weeks, she’ll launch White’s first e-marketplace. Somehow, she still manages to find time for her music. And when she does get the occasional day off, she walked us through exactly how she would spend it.

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The 15 Hottest American Cities For 2015

From Business Insider

We’ve found the 15 hottest US cities for 2015, all of which will be booming next year thanks to new jobs, growing industries, burgeoning art and food scenes, and affordable real estate.

Rising prices in San Francisco will continue to push young hipsters out to Oakland. Queens will become the hot borough in New York City because of its affordable real estate and rich culinary scene. And Colorado’s legalization of marijuana will bring a wave of tourism to Denver.

To compile this list we looked at job growth, population growth, affordability, livability, and the health and well-being of the residents. We also considered how innovative and “cool” the city is — an important factor in attracting the young, creative types who will make each city hot.

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By |November 20th, 2014|Nashville in the Media|Comments Off on The 15 Hottest American Cities For 2015

Where Young College Graduates are Choosing to Live

From: The New York Times

When young college graduates decide where to move, they are not just looking at the usual suspects, like New York, Washington and San Francisco. Other cities are increasing their share of these valuable residents at an even higher rate and have reached a high overall percentage, led by Denver, San Diego, Nashville, Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., according to a report published Monday by City Observatory, a new think tank.

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By |October 20th, 2014|Nashville in the Media|Comments Off on Where Young College Graduates are Choosing to Live
  • 36 Hours in Nashville 36 Hours in Nashville

    36 Hours in Nashville

36 Hours in Nashville

From The New York Times

Country music is alive and well in Nashville; you might even see a young family in broad daylight practicing their line dancing on the sidewalk outside a bar downtown — all in cowboy boots, including the toddler who just learned to walk. But these days, there’s much more to the Tennessee capital than country. One of seven cities chosen to begin Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network, Nashville is bustling with new business. The dynamic food scene draws an international clientele and chefs from bigger cities. There’s money to preserve historic buildings and revitalize neighborhoods, like Germantown, which was established by European immigrants in the 1850s. Add a farmers’ market, some enticing shops and a batch of very stylish hotel rooms, and it’s hard not to conclude that the city is changing its tune — or at least adding a few new riffs.

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The 16 Greatest Place to Live in America

From: Outside Magazine

Nashville was recently named one of America’s greatest places to live in Outside Magazine.  “What makes a Best Town Ever? Access to adventure, healthy eating options, bike lanes, and green spaces. And these places have it all.”

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By |August 19th, 2014|Hillsboro-West End Events, Nashville in the Media|Comments Off on The 16 Greatest Place to Live in America

Nashville: Back in the Spotlight

From Travel + Leisure

Here’s a Nashville story: we’re tucking in to authentic muhammara and makanek near the front entrance at Epice, a Lebanese bistro in the city’s up-and-coming Twelve South neighborhood, when the actress Hayden Panettiere—who plays the upstart young country singer in the ABC series Nashville—walks in. It’s the lunchtime rush, and the sun-splashed terrace of the restaurant is jammed. Panettiere and her friend wait, in full view of the dining room, for the hostess to return from seating a table. Maybe a minute or two passes, and we start to imagine the moment when the room will erupt in a pandemonium of camera phones and proffered Sharpies. We should have known better. We’d been prepped for this very moment by Matt Bolus, a young chef who moved from Charleston, South Carolina, our hometown, to Nashville several years ago. “Nashville’s like L.A.,” he’d reported back to us, “but with the soul of a small Southern town. I’ll look up from the pass and see Nicole Kidman in the dining room, but people respect that she’s a person, eating at a restaurant. Nashvillians would never beg for an autograph or sneak a selfie.”

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By |August 17th, 2014|12South, 12South News & Events, East Nashville News & Events, Germantown News & Events, Nashville in the Media|Comments Off on Nashville: Back in the Spotlight

East Nashville Rocks

From NPR

How do you know you are in East Nashville? Follow the beards, a current joker might say. If you do, you’ll find yourself in an area tucked in between Nashville’s neat downtown and the city’s eastern edge, separated from each by the twisting Cumberland River. To the west, tourists flock to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Ryman Auditorium — the “Mother Church of Country Music.” The Opryland complex — the venerable stage and radio show’s comfortably suburban home since 1974 — is to the east, where the city sprawls into malls, hotels and tourists attractions. East Nashville and its adjacent neighborhoods were originally bucolic enclaves favored by the wealthy, like Fort Greene in New York City or parts of Northeast Los Angeles. Then natural disaster and urban renewal made it “undesirable” — a place for working people, mostly non-white, and eventually for artists who appreciated the eminently salvageable history and the cheap space.

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By |July 29th, 2014|East Nashville News & Events, Nashville in the Media|Comments Off on East Nashville Rocks

America’s Most Creative Cities: Nashville #3

From Forbes

“What has made Nashville a destination for folks who want to make music a career is the infrastructure that does exist because of country music: more studios, more professional musicians, more clubs,” says Patrick Rodgers, music editor at the Nashville Scene.

The proliferation of music in Nashville has also led to other supporting creative endeavors, including programs in the business of music at Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University in nearby Murfreesboro. The three major performance rights organizations–Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC)—are all headquartered here. Hatch Show Print, an organization that makes concert posters, has contributed to the homegrown printmaking industry. And the city has recently become home to its first big DIY-style flea market, Porter Flea.

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By |July 19th, 2014|Nashville in the Media|Comments Off on America’s Most Creative Cities: Nashville #3
  • Style Across America: Passing Through Music City Style Across America: Passing Through Music City

    Style Across America: Passing Through Music City

Style Across America: Passing Through Music City

From Esquire

This spring, the editors of Esquire set off on a cross-country journey to discover the best of what the United States has to offer. From style to food and drink and other distinctly American oddities, we scoured this land by car from New York to L.A. Here is a sampling of what we encountered on our journey from Cincinnati, OH, to Nashville TN.

Coming into Nashville from the Kentucky side, with a brief stop at the Corvette Museum to view their sinkhole recovery efforts, you make your way through suburbs and urban sprawl just like you would any other American metropolis. It’s not until you get off the highway that it becomes clear you’ve arrived somewhere special… And in Nashville, even in the labyrinthine sprawl, you find hidden gems. This is a city in which any structure could house a legendary studio or famous band’s practice space, or the ultimate low-key watering hole or an artist’s collective. The community is broad and supportive, allowing creative efforts an environment in which to grow.

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By |July 16th, 2014|12South, 12South News & Events, East Nashville, East Nashville News & Events, Green Hills News & Events, Nashville in the Media|Comments Off on Style Across America: Passing Through Music City