On any given day the air in Music City is full of melody, according to Scott Sohr. Music venues abound, and while Scott Sohr admits Nashville caters to country fans, he says the city satisfies all musical interests.
Nashville, with its central location to the rest of the United States, provides a broad range of concerts that attract visitors from all over the country—and the world. According to Scott Sohr, Nashville is home to some of the most prolific music venues in the South, including the Ryman, which is also called the Mother Church to country music devotees, the Grand Ole Opry, and the innovative and dazzling Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Despite their differences, Scott Sohr says these Nashville landmarks all work together to create a town perfect for any vacation or relocation. The Ryman has been a solid downtown figure since 1892, notes Scott Sohr. Nashville businessman Thomas Ryman is the namesake of the building, which he built originally as the Union Gospel Tabernacle for use by the Rev. Samuel Jones, recalls Scott Sohr. The Nashville preacher requested that the building be renamed in honor of Ryman upon his death in the winter of 1904. The building is now a beacon for history and music buffs alike, says Scott Sohr. Nashville-based Ryman Auditorium hosts concerts from classic country and rock ’n’ roll to comedy and children’s theater.