We have both kinds of music here; country AND western
There is no way I won't offend someone with this comment, so I'll just come straight out with it - I hate country and western music. It's just shit. So, I was never coming to Nashville for the music scene. I was coming for Lanes Motor Museum.
Lanes is quite unusual in that it focuses on European and unusual cars. There are no Fords or Chevy's here, so it's really up my alley. And it did not disappoint. There is a magnificent collection of Tatras - the largest outside the Czech Republic - and nice selection of German Dkw and Borgwards. We did a tour into the basement to look at the cars that are not on display - magnificent. So much to see.
One of the most amazing vehicles they have is a US army aquatic transporter. It has wheels the size of a mining truck and can carry two tanks.
After Lanes we went downtown. Unlike Memphis, Nashville seems on the up and up. Lots of new buildings and skyscrapers. The new country music stadium and museum complex is gigantic and clearly shows that I my musical opinion is clearly in the minority.
We did a bit of a bar crawl through old Nashville and had the regional speciality - hot fried chicken from Princes diner. Their service was appallingly slow but the chicken was nice. The chicken comes in about 7 levels of heat - no heat, mild, medium, hot, very hot, extremely hot and insane hot. We were weak and had mild and it still burnt our tongues and left our eyes watering. God knows what hot would have been like??!!