Hello from Nashville! Or perhaps I should say, “Howdy ya’ll!” I’m Jamie, a 41-year-old native Nashvillian and mom to two little girls ages 8 and 5. I grew up about 40 miles north of downtown Nashville on a 130-acre farm and I’ve lived in the suburbs of Nashville for the past 16 years. My husband also grew up in Middle Tennessee. I’ve been a huge fan and user of social media since 2005 when I launched my mom blog, BlondeMomBlog.com. I also work part-time in business publishing.
I publish BlondeMomBlog and I’m very excited to be writing here at TravelingMom.com as the Nashville Travel Mom! We love to explore our city and state and I’m looking forward to sharing some of the amazing treasures from Music City USA and beyond.
Here are some fun facts about Nashville:
1. The beautiful Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum building features tall, narrow windows resembling a piano keyboard.
2. In 1941, Nashville was granted the first FM radio license in the United States.
3. The Standard Candy Company has been making the yummy confection known as the Goo Goo Cluster, a cluster of peanuts, caramel, marshmallow, and milk chocolate, since 1912.
4. Move over Memphis…Elvis recorded more than 200 of his songs at RCA’s historic Studio B on Music Row in downtown Nashville.
5. Are you familiar with Maxwell House coffee? The phrase “good to the last drop” was first uttered by President Franklin Roosevelt after sipping coffee at Nashville’s Maxwell House Hotel.
6. The original name of the Grand Ole Opry was The WSM Barn Dance.
7. Presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk both lived in the Nashville area.
8. Nashville is much more than country music, biscuits, and twang. The beautiful Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Frist Center for the Visual Arts are downtown and we are home to the Tennessee Titans NFL football team.
I’m looking forward to sharing my family’s road trips and more with you at TravelingMom.com!