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NASHVILLE




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Steve McNair, when he was the Titans quarterback

 

NASHVILLE TRIVIA


Nashville metro area has a population of 1.2 million residents. Approximately of them are 180,000 African Americans.

Nicknamed “Music City USA” because it is the largest commercial home of Country and Gospel music. Many of those recording artists also live in the area.

Nashville is home to several major health care management, insurance, religious printing and publishing companies, and automobile technology companies.

A higher education center, Nashville is home to Fisk University, Tennessee State University.

Country music tourism anchored by bars, shops and Gaylord Entertainment Complex along Broadway and Second Streets is a significant contributor to the economy.

 

FAMOUS RESIDENTS


Rev James Lawson, Jr.
Civil Rights Movement leader and a Non-Violence Protest contemporary of Dr King

CeCe Winans & The Winans
Gospel vocalists

Oprah Winfrey
Got her first break as a media figure here

Steve McNair
Former Tennessee Titans quarterback who took them to within one yard of tying a Super Bowl.

Eddie George
Former all-pro Tennessee Titans running back

Aaron Douglas
Harlem Renaissance artist who headed Fisk University’s art department for many years

Wilma Rudolph
Olympic athlete

Tina Turner
Famous Rock n' Roll singer

Sam Howard
Famous entrepreneur, chamber of commerce member and former radio station owner

Dr. Richard Henry Boyd
Born a slave, earned a doctorate and became a great publisher of Christian materials

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