A little over a week ago, Travel and Leisure’s Carry On blog released another glowing review of our ever expanding city. This time, Matt Lee and Ted Lee do an incredible job of telling the city’s rise as a southern, cultural powerhouse. They comment on how well the southern politeness blends so well with the city’s arts focus that it makes it a perfect retreat, and growing home, to many artists and celebrities seeking to escape the limelight of New York or LA.

As you read on, they tell the stories of some of our institutions such as the Ryman, Prince’s Hot Chicken, the Station Inn, and Arnold’s, and then blend it perfectly with reviews of some of our newest and most talked about attractions such as Biscuit Love Truck, City House, 404 Kitchen, Pinewood Social, and Third Man Records.

If you are like us, and love reading outsider perspectives on Nashville, then check out this must read review, “Nashville: Back in the Spotlight” at