Music City, Here We Come! As the team touched down in Nashville, TN, everyone had something to be excited about. With so many historic landmarks and a reputation for amazing music and even better people we wondered where we would begin!

A visit to the Grand Ole Opry is a must-see for any country music fan. As the Opry celebrates its 90th anniversary we thought back on all the legendary musicians who have graced its stage: Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks… The list could go on and on! As if that weren’t enough, Nashville is also home to the Country Music Hall of Fame. It was here, in RCA Studio B where classics like Elvis Presley’s  ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight,’ and Dolly Parton’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ were recorded.

Our team knows some of the greatest hidden treasures of our nation are found in its more pastoral spaces, like Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. One feature of the park is the Court of 3 Stars, representing East, Middle, and West Tennessee, and decked out in our favorite colors: red, white, and blue!  And if we need a little break from city life any Nashville native will be quick to recommend a visit to the “beautiful meadow,” better known as Belle Meade Plantation.

With all those options it’s easy to forget that Nashville isn’t the star of this show! We’re also heading through Knoxville, and looking forward to visiting the lively farmers’ market at Krutch Park. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for any opportunities along the way to stop the car, stretch our legs, and say hello to the people that are the heart of Tennessee.

We have so many amazing locations waiting for us, how will we choose?  At the end of the day the Flag for Hope is all about the people that it represents, and we want to hear from you! Tell us all your favorite Nashville sites and let us know where the Flag needs to go!

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