60+ Best Nashville Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show. Profoundly inspirational Nashville quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Nashville Quotes

Southern women see no contradiction in mixing strength with gentleness. Sharon Mckern

Going to Nashville to meet the in-laws was the first time when I’d been in America and not been seen as some sort of eccentric character with a cute accent. Nick Lowe

Nashville is such a fantastic city, with this great creative music energy. Then there’s that Southern hospitality, you can’t beat that. Sam Palladio

My absolute favorite meal in Nashville is sweet-potato pancakes at Pancake Pantry Taylor Swift

I love Nashville, and I love the south, but on a professional level, I had started feeling smothered by the Nashville way of doing things. Deana Carter

I came to Nashville, not to bring inspiration, but to gain inspiration from the great moment that has taken place in this community. Martin Luther King 

I like to sit and listen to conversations here in Nashville. Not in a weird, stalker-ish way. I wander around Tennessee and find myself in little bars just zoning in. Sam Palladio

I knew what I wanted to be, but I didn’t know exactly how to get there. I thought you move to Nashville, you sing downtown, and someone discovers you, and you become a country music star. I had no idea. Tyler Farr

Nashville feels like a big little town to me. It’s got lots of culture and lots of interesting things to do and lots of interesting people. At the same time, it feels very small tight-knit and very close. Everyone feels like they know each other. Ricky Schroder

I get a lot of my songwriting done while driving around Nashville – sometimes it comes to me that way. Maren Morris

It is always weird to be in the studio working on Christmas music in June and July, so we decorated the entire studio, we really did. We brought out lights, fake trees and decorated the place to get in the Christmas spirit. You would leave the studio, and it would be 100 degrees out in Nashville, but nonetheless, a great experience. Dave Haywood

Nashville is the business centre. They forget that the bottom line of it all is still the song. Jerry Jeff Walker

The only reason I wound up in Nashville and went to Belmont University is that that’s where I needed to be. Brad Paisley

Being able to tour and experience all of the stuff that comes from touring, and then being able to come back to Nashville, it’s almost like therapy to be able to get into a session and talk about all of the things that I’m going through. It’s so much more real to me. Jacob Whitesides

To me, songwriting is the backbone of Nashville. Looks can go, fads can go, but a good song lasts forever. Alan Jackson

All I knew when I moved to Nashville was that I wanted to make music in whatever shape and form I could. Hunter Hayes

There are no ideas in the south, just barbecue. Pat Conroy

I feel like Nashville has really embraced me with open arms. I was a little worried at first; you know, everybody knows about my immediate past, which is rock music. But everyone is coming to find out that I’ve been singing country music my whole life. Cassadee Pope

There’s an energy about Nashville that I love and I miss and it’s so awesome right now. It has a new energy that’s so cool. Trisha Yearwood

Top Nashville Quotes

The southerner always tended to believe with his blood rather than his intellect. Marshall Frady

I still consider myself working in Nashville. I visit Hollywood. Brad Paisley

Nashville is the place where I first realized how impossible it is to look at someone and know what is inside them, what special something they possess. Callie Khouri

A lot of time, if you spend too much time in Nashville, songwriters get caught up in charts and numbers and the music business politics. Mary Gauthier

There is such a cool vibe in Nashville. It has the excitement of a big city but also has this amazing small-town feel. The Southern charm, hospitality, and some great shopping never hurt. As fun as a music city is during the day, the real magic happens at night. The lights, the energy, the music, how could you not love this town? Hayden Panettiere

Being a Southern person and a blonde, it’s not a good combination. Immediately, when people meet you, they think of you as not being smart. Reese Witherspoon

The thing about Nashville is, it’s not just country music. There’s rock and roll, there’s every kind of music. It’s just a music town. There’s so much fun stuff to get into. Connie Britton

People may think of southern humous in terms of missing teeth and outhouse accidents, but the best of it is a rich vein running through the best of southern literature. Roy Blount Jr.

I was born in Nashville, but my whole family is from East Texas, so I consider myself a dual citizen. Aubrie Sellers

I belonged to Nashville before I belonged to anyone. Brandi Carlile

It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that’s not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity and coloured them in a way that is unique. Shania Twain

Nashville is wicked. It’s like a proper music community, but it’s also quintessentially American. You bump into people there with cowboy hats that spit in jars and call you ‘boy.’ I just love that. Ed Sheeran

In Nashville, if people don’t like someone, they say, I don’t really like him, then add, bless his heart. In Hollywood, they kind of leave that last part off. Brad Paisley

My favorite place in the whole world is Nashville because it’s my home, it’s a music city. It’s like, everybody there is so artistic and so creative and nice! Everybody’s really friendly. Taylor Swift

I have this friend who has a theory that lots of towns have energy. And, for instance, certain places in Alabama have bad ones because they were built on reservations or built on cemeteries or something. But Nashville has a really gravitational, magnetic pull. Caitlin Rose

Nashville, man. That’s the place to be. Willie Geist

I had never heard much about Nashville before coming out here, and that’s why it’s so surprising because I’m the biggest enthusiast in the city of Nashville now. I’m looking for a place out here to live. Garrett Hedlund

Nashville has become sort of this go-to writing city for every genre. Maren Morris

I think Nashville could use some better shopping. Carrie Underwood

I love Nashville. It seems like everywhere you walk, there’s great music coming out of every wall. Imelda May

Every July, I look forward to taping a Christmas show – in July in Nashville. In 98-degree weather. I love it. Larry the cable guy

I did enjoy Nashville a lot of the time because I made really good friends who were really good songwriters, and they would be a joy to hang out with. Benmont Tench

A lot of my music is very roots-oriented, and that’s country and soul. I’ve been in every roadhouse in the South, soaking in all of that. Nashville is like a second home to me, and I’m just gravitating toward the songs. Taylor Hicks

The reason I moved to Nashville was that I was reading biographies of a lot of my country music heroes, and I thought it would be better to actually go where the history was, as opposed to just reading about it. Lindi Ortega

Amazing Nashville Quotes

Nashville is a lot like my hometown. You learn so quickly once someone hears something about you or sees something, everybody talks about it at dinner. They know your business, so people tend to be more private and not to throw themselves into everyone’s faces. Garrett Hedlund

I think of Nashville as a very natural place. We’re easy-going, we are ourselves. There isn’t a lot of preening or trying to impress. So it’s an easy place to just be and that is a good state from which to write. Ann Patchett

The enticing allure of Nashville is that there is always something new coming down the pike. Put this record on and you will hear footsteps. Tom T.Hall

Nashville used to have more integrity than just looking at the bottom line. Crystal Gayle

Nashville has pushed me to improve constantly as few other places could, and I’m grateful for that. Natalie Prass

I like to sing. I write to music, Country songs. You have to if you are in Nashville. It’s part of the lease. You sign a lease that says, I will write country songs and pay my rent on time. Jim Varney

You learn to forgive the south for its narrow mind and growing pains because it has a huge heart. Amanda Kyle Williams

If you had told me when I was starting out that I would be coming to Nashville, kind of weaving in and out of the country scene, I never would have thought that in a million years. Kid Rock

I love Nashville. I’ve been here so many times… oh man, I would stay here for a year if I could. It’s just so much fun. Jimmy Fallon

I was interviewed for a Grammy television show, and they asked me about Nashville, and I talked for three minutes and when I finished, I was teared up. The whole room was crying. Nashville has given me a home, where I never had a home before. Janis Ian

Southern women like their men religious and a little mad. Michael Shaara

Nashville’s like any other hometown – after a while, it’s stifling. Justin Townes Earle

Southern women can say more with a cut of their eyes than a whole debate club’s worth of speeches. Allison Glock

Storytelling and copulation are the two chief forms of amusement in the south. They are inexpensive and easy to procure. Robert Penn Warren

Coming to Nashville has been so motivating and inspirational. Just watching people live and breathe their music and create something that they can feel from start to finish. Madi Diaz

Growing up in Nashville, especially in a music business family, means growing up with the knowledge that seems like common sense until later in life when you realize people spend thousands of dollars a semester trying to learn or pretending to learn while looking for some intern job on music row. Caitlin Rose

For me, and this may not be everybody, but because I do love country music so much, there’s such a feeling of home in Nashville, especially because it’s such a small town. You bring up one song, everybody knows their mother and what their cell number is, and all of the stories. Garrett Hedlund