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Walkin' Nashville - Music City Legends Tour
Ranked #4 of 81 Tours in Nashville
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Owner description: Established July 2012. Hank, Johnny, Chet, George, Tammy, Conway, Loretta, Dolly, Willie . . . There was a time when country music was on a first name basis with its fans. A time when the streets of downtown Nashville were alive with the sound of backroom guitar pulls, Midnight Jamborees and the Grand Ole Opry. Now you can recapture the magic of this golden era on the Walkin' Nashville Music City Legends Tour. Packed with history and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about your favorite country legends, this 90-minute walking tour tells the real story of how Nashville came to be called Music City. You'll see Printer's Alley, The Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Ernest Tubb Record Shop and Hatch Show Print.Your friendly guide is Grammy-nominated journalist and musician, Bill DeMain. A longtime resident of Nashville, he will show you hidden corners of the city not found in any guidebook and tell you stories you won't hear on any other tour.From APRIL - OCTOBER, tours run Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday. From NOVEMBER - MARCH, tours run Friday & Saturday only (weekdays available by special arrangement for groups of 8 or more)Start Time: 10:30 AM (Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in)Tour Length: Approx. 2 Hours
Vancouver, WA USA
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“Don't miss this tour!”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Just got back from our 90 minute tour with Bill. It was a great introduction to the downtown area. Bill is a musician and songwriter and shares his knowledge of and passion for the Nashville music scene with an emphasis on its importance in the history of Country Music. Personable and professional, Bill provides a quality tour.

Do not hesitate to book this one!

Visited August 2012
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“Really great tour!”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed the 90+ minutes spent with Bill last Saturday morning. I have been in Nashville for over three years and get out quite a bit but still learned a lot. The tour began at a statue of Chet Atkins (that I was unaware of) with a story of how important he (Chet) was to establishing Nashville as Music City. I loved the stories about Skull's Rainbow Room and Cortelia Clark’s Grammy award. Bill has obviously put a lot of research and thought into the tour. It was a hot day but Bill lived up to his commitment to keep us in the shade as much as possible. As others have said, a great local and/or visitors. Thanks, Bill.

Visited July 2012
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Franklin, Tennessee
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“Wow!!”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

A great tour! Bill is an amazing story teller. Legends, idols, history, architecture, and even a ghost story, all combined in 90 minutes of a good time, and great fun! A must for the tourist or resident Nashvillian...Thanks, Bill,...Marcia E.

Visited July 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
“Terrific tour!”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

This tour was outstanding - Bill is passionate about Nashville and the music industry and conveys that passion during the tour with "insider" stories about the history of the local music scene. His experience as a musician and songwriter enhance the knowledge he's gained through extensive research. Walking the streets of downtown Nashville while listening to a great storyteller is the perfect way to experience the true heart and soul of the city. I highly recommend this tour to visitors or locals.

Visited July 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Great Tour. Knowlegable Host.”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Bill had clearly done his homework. Unlike some tours where you feel like the guide just memorized a script written by someone else, it was obvious that Bill really knew his subject matter. This was a great tour and a real opportunity to learn about many of the colorful characters that have been a part of the Nashville music scene from Chet Atkins to Paul McCartney. Although primarily focused on Nashville's music scene, there are a few other historic tidbits thrown in. Great for locals as well as tourists.

Visited July 2012
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