America's Best Music Cities

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Ask people which music city rules the nation, and you’ll find plenty of debate—but not a lot of humility.

#2 Nashville

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It’s the epicenter of the country music industry, where all the musicians either have a deal or are trying to get one. Walk downtown’s Lower Broadway, into the songwriter’s heaven Bluebird Café, or even into a no-name pizza joint, and you’ll hear someone playing or singing—and usually pretty darn well. And maybe because those upstarts are always looking to make nice with a record-label rep who’s out and about, the locals rank No. 1 for being friendly too.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

America's Best Music Cities

#2 Nashville

It’s the epicenter of the country music industry, where all the musicians either have a deal or are trying to get one. Walk downtown’s Lower Broadway, into the songwriter’s heaven Bluebird Café, or even into a no-name pizza joint, and you’ll hear someone playing or singing—and usually pretty darn well. And maybe because those upstarts are always looking to make nice with a record-label rep who’s out and about, the locals rank No. 1 for being friendly too.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

Dennis MacDonald / Alamy
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