Located in Middle Tennessee, Nashville is recognized around the world as "Music City USA," the country music capital of the world. Home of the country's longest-running radio show, "The Grand Ole Opry," Nashville is probably best known for its dominance of the gospel and country music industries. Among Nashville's historic landmarks: the Ryman Auditorium (original home of The Grand Ole Opry); the Parthenon, the world's only full-scale replica of the original; the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson.
- Metro population: 1,568,600
- Households: 613,796
- Median family household income: $63,474
- Median age: 36
State of Tennessee, Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, U.S. Government, Metro Nashville-Davidson County Public Schools, HCA, Nissan North America Inc, St. Thomas Health Services, GM Spring Hill Manufacturing, Bridgestone Americas Holding Inc.
Belmont University, David Lipscomb University, Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, Tennessee State University, Vanderbilt University
Source: Claritas, 2009 and Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.