Nashville is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is on the Cumberland River in Davidson County. Nashville is the home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and many major record labels.
Nashville has 569,891 people in it (according to the 2000 census). A resident of Nashville is called a Nashvillian.
The City of Nashville and Davidson County joined in 1963 as a way for Nashville to fight the problems of
urban sprawl. The joint
metropolitan government offers services such as police, firefighting, electricity, running water, and waste water disposal.