America’s Music Trail
This is a true music lover’s tour!
From the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to the Birthplace of Rock and Roll in Memphis along with a visit to the “Live Music Capital of the World” Branson, Missouri, you’ll experience some of America’s most well-known and beloved sights and sounds.
Below are just a few of this area's top attractions.
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Grand Ole Opry
Started in 1925 as a music radio program that quickly became a staple of rural Tennessee life, the Grand Ole Opry still continues to broadcast a weekly show and no trip to Nashville is complete without a visit to see the superstars and legends of country music perform live.
Country Music Hall of Fame
Created in 1967 to preserve the history of country music, the country Music Hall of Fame has both permanent and visiting collections and exhibits showcasing some of the biggest legends in country music history. Learn how and where country music began, see and hear yesterday’s biggest stars and see how country music has evolved over the years.
The blues were first took root in the Mississippi Delta and slowly found their way to the heart of Memphis. Now know as the Home of the Blues you’ll explore Beale Street and all its fine restaurants, clubs and shops. From Southern and Cajun cuisine to performers carrying on the musical tradition started so many years ago, Beale Street is an experience you won’t soon forget.
You’ll tour the home of the King of Rock and Roll and see where he lived, relaxed and created the music that made him famous. Included in the tour is his trophy building, the Meditation Garden where Presley and other family members are buried and his car museum, home to over 33 vehicles owned and driven by the King himself. Don’t forget to check out Elvis’ Tupelo, an interactive experience where fans can see personal childhood photos, rare artifacts and original footage of Elvis’s life in the Mississippi Delta.
Stax Record Studio
Considered one of . the most popular soul music record labels of all times, Stax Records is where such artists as Otis Redding got their start. Now home to more than 2,000 interactive exhibits, films, memorabilia and artifacts you’ll experience the roots of soul, how Stax Records began, the control room where the music was made and the spectacular Hall of Records.
Rock n’ Soul Museum
Founded by the Smit. hsonian, the Rock n’ Soul Museum pays homage to the musical pioneers who overcame so much to create the legendary music we still enjoy to this day. There are seven galleries to explore and enjoy.
General Jackson Showboat and Dinner Cruise
Paddle the majestic Cumberland River on th. e General Jackson Showboat, a 300 foot paddlewheel riverboat. Four decks give you plenty of room for sightseeing while the Victorian Theater has live country music entertainment options. Add to this a gourmet meal and what a grand way to experience Nashville on the water!