Day 5: The Hermitage and Nashville
Trip Start Sep 08, 2005
15Trip End Sep 25, 2005
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Next stop: The Counry Music Hall of Fame and Museum. It's a fantastic museum, and you really don't need to be a fan of country music to enjoy it. There were two special exhibits, one on Earl Scruggs (which Winkie loved), and one on the connection R&B made with Nashville, called "The Night Train to Nashville." The museum is exceedingly well organized, exploring all the different genres of country music, from rockabilly to bluegrass to folk, southern rock, and so much more. There were these great glass cases highlighting each different musical movement, with a paragraph about the movement and its influences and reactions to social movements, pictures and information about the main artists in the movement, and a wide variety of memorabilia belonging to said artists. There was Elvis' 'solid gold' Cadillac and more rhinestones than you could shake a stick at, so how could it not be great?
Content with what we'd seen, but wishing we had a whole week to spend exploring Nashville, we headed on our towards Paducah, KY, so that we could take a nice slow mosey on to St. Louis tomorrow.