The self-assigned title of Nashville, Tennessee. Because many country music stars live in and around the city and because many record labels use it as a headquarters for their country music divisions, the city became known as the place to go both to listen to and to make it in country music. The city adopted the idea and used it to fuel its tourist industry, creating such local institutions as Music Row, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the now defunct Opryland, and Fan Fair in order to capitalize from the image. Of course, the city could not possibly have established itself as being the Music City without the existence of the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly country performance broadcast from the Opryhouse just off Broadway since the dawn of radio. Thanks to its popularizing effects, Nashville became the music city that it still is today.

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