Planning a trip to the Volunteer State? Here are three iPhone apps to help you plan your itinerary, whether you’re headed to Music City or the Smoky Mountains.
If you’re looking for a virtual tour of Nashville with original art digital postcards of Music City’s landmarks to share with friends and family, this is your app. The Spirit of Nashville app is the result of a 3-way partnership between Anderson Design Group, the creators of the wonderful Spirit of Nashville art collection of posters and prints that feature Nashville’s most well-loved landmarks, local film maker Jason Mallory, and Ben Henderson with Firefly Logic. Joel Anderson, founder of Anderson Design Group, created the Spirit of Nashville art collection in 2003. The collection has grown to feature more than 70 classic prints that showcase the landmarks that define Music City, from the Loveless Café to the Ryman Auditorium. This app offers maps, GPS driving directions, links to local points of interest, links to the Spirit of Nashville site, and the ability to send the famous images as digital post cards.
Headed east to the Smokies? The Best of the Great Smoky Mountains app includes the Smokies Visitor Guide (available as a separate free app) highlighting all the basic information you need to know plus favorite destinations, recreation, services and an offline park road map along with guides to some of the most popular activities and destinations in the park:
- Auto Touring in the Smokies, featuring 5 of the Smokies most scenic roads.
- Cades Cove Tour
- 32 Day Hikes Favorites
- Self-Guiding Nature Trails
- Waterfall Favorites Hiking or Driving Guide
- Park Trail Map
The Grand Ole Opry put country music, and Nashville, on the map. Airing from Music City since 1925, the Opry showcases a country music mix featuring traditional country, today’s chart-toppers such as Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum, bluegrass, Americana, and more performed by new stars, superstars, and legends.
The Grand Ole Opry app helps you conntect to the Opry:
- Listen to the Grand Ole Opry and 650 AM WSM live
- See the latest calendar of shows and artist appearances and buy tickets to upcoming shows
- Watch videos of Opry performances, interviews, etc., and see photos
- Read country music news and blogs and connect with the Opry via Facebook and Twitter
- View list of Opry members and their bios
- Browse and purchase music, collectibles, and merchandise at The Opry Shop online store