65 Nashville Quotes : Nashville Sayings In Life

These Nashville quotes will inspire you. Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Nashville quotes, Nashville sayings, and Nashville proverbs.

Best Nashville Quotes

  1. “There’s more women stars in Nashville all the time. They’re proving they can do the job the same as a man.” ~ Loretta Lynn
  2. “Nashville is one of the greatest places for the best songwriters in the world. It’s been fantastic to live there and to raise our family there. It’s a great town.” ~ Faith Hill
  3. “It’s the warmest, loveliest community I’ve ever set foot in. For me, it’s the perfect place to live. It’s the best part of America.” ~ Nicole Kidman
  4. “Since I was a kid I just wanted to be in Nashville.” ~ Keith Urban

  5. “Nashville has always felt perfect. I don’t think Third Man Records could exist in any other town that I know of in America. Anything smaller or larger than the size of Nashville, and also the music – the attention that’s paid to music in that town is sort of the right kind. It’s not too hipster and it’s not too fake; it’s something in the middle, which is really good ground for a place like Third Man Records, that aims to be genre-less. It’s great to be able to have that kind of access.” ~ Jack White
  6. “Nashville, man. That’s the place to be.” ~ Willie Geist
  7. “From the moment I stepped foot in Music City I have had a love affair with the people and burgeoning culinary scene. This city’s long, highly-respected cultural history, coupled with the recent growth and development is inspiring. I could not be happier with my decision and I’m truly excited to call Nashville my home.” ~ Maneet Chauhan
  8. “… 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

  9. “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’d leave the studio, and it’d be 100 degrees out in Nashville, but nonetheless, a great experience.” ~ Dave Haywood
  10. “L.A. to me feels like music industry, and Nashville to me feels like music community.” ~ Sheryl Crow
  11. “When I first came to Nashville, people hardly gave country music any respect. We lived in old cars and dirty hotels, and we ate when we could.” ~ Loretta Lynn
  12. “The thing about Nashville is, it’s not just country music…There’s rock & roll, there’s every kind of music. It’s just a music town…There’s so much fun stuff to get into.” ~ Connie Britton

  13. “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
  14. “It’s basically a city of songwriters and that’s what gives it it’s strength, that’s what gives it its lasting ability. You’ve got people making all different kinds of music and that’s what attracts me to Nashville as Music City.” ~ Emmylou Harris
  15. “I think I first realized I wanted to be in country music and be an artist when I was 10. And I started dragging my parents to festivals, and fairs, and karaoke contests, and I did that for about a year before I came to Nashville for the first time. I was 11 and I had this demo CD of me singing Dixie Chicks and Leanne Rimes songs.” ~ Taylor Swift
  16. “The best compliment I ever had is, one day I was in Nashville, some disc jockey said, Hey, that sounds like a Tom T. Hall song. Up until then there hadn’t been any such thing.” ~ Tom T. Hall

  17. “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
  18. “There is such a cool vibe in Nashville. It is has the excitement of a big city, but also has this amazing small-town feel. I have definitely come to call it my home, and have my favorite go-to spots. But most of all it’s the people. The southern charm, and hospitality. And some great shopping never hurts. As fun as 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
  19. “I like this town, it’s really great. They’ve put me in The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. This town is about music. It’s about the kind of music I like.” ~ Otis Blackwell
  20. “Nashville may be famed for its country music, but this may well be the capital of rock and roll music in the United States of America.” ~ Paul Stanley

  21. “I admire this town a lot. They take care of their own. There’s not a lot of places in the world, much less America, that do that. It’s just a great place.” ~ Justin Timberlake
  22. “You know Nashville, there’s people that are ten times more talented than me, ten times better singer than me, songwriter than me, but for some reason, you get the ball and now – and now you run with it. And you do the best you can.” ~ Garth Brooks
  23. “One of the magical things about Nashville is just how many incredibly talented people are here and the way they support each other.” ~ Callie Khouri
  24. “But it’s just been recently that Nashville has started to feel like home.” ~ Suzy Bogguss

  25. “The people I used to have around me from Nashville was showing love to the Cash Money clique on the strength of Buck trying to make it; making sure Buck gets to where he gots to go.” ~ Young Buck
  26. “I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working – when I first moved to Nashville – in a bar in a Holiday Inn.” ~ Jimmy Buffett
  27. “My favorite place in the whole world is Nashville. Because it’s my home, it’s Music City. It’s like, everybody there is so artistic and so creative, and nice! Everybody’s really friendly.” ~ Taylor Swift
  28. “It’s a holy city for music.” ~ Hugh Laurie

  29. “It’s nice coming to Nashville, and we have four-bedroom house and a dog, and we go swimming a lot. We get down here and spread out a lot, and I miss my sweet tea and my cornbread and my good southern cooking – but I’m down here eating pretty for two weeks and I’m ready to go back to New York City.” ~ Justin Townes Earle
  30. “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
  31. “I come from this really small town near Nashville, Tennessee, where everything was la-di-da and normal.” ~ Miley Cyrus
  32. “I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart’s in the right place, and I love country music.” ~ Keith Urban

  33. “I think Nashville could use some better shopping!” ~ Carrie Underwood
  34. “I just had to find all my friends that used to be in the business. As I say, the music business didn’t die, it just moved to Nashville.” ~ Lionel Richie
  35. “Country artists, I met a lot of them when I was five, six years old. I had an uncle who was a country and western singer and I met Lefty Frizzell when I was five or six years old in those shows that would come through Toronto from Nashville.” ~ Rick Danko
  36. “After Nashville sushi and a long debate on Bob Dylan, we went into Woodland Studios at 10 pm that night for a look around, and jammed for 5 hours solid.” ~ Robyn Hitchcock

  37. “Nashville has a formula, and it works a lot of the time, but it wasn’t right for me. They’re afraid to step outside the box – even though, with me, my success came because I was outside of the box to begin with.” ~ Deana Carter
  38. “It used to be that Nashville would work to develop promising artists.” ~ Crystal Gayle
  39. “Nashville used to have more integrity than just looking at the bottom line.” ~ Crystal Gayle
  40. “And to me, I had come out of Texas, and during that time was when I realized that a lot of people in Nashville, their idea of what country music was not the same as mine.” ~ Lee Ann Womack

  41. “Because Olivia Newton-John wasn’t from Nashville, they didn’t like her winning our awards. I’ve got no complaints.” ~ Loretta Lynn
  42. “Mark Winchester has left the band. He’s decided that he’s tired of the road and just wants to concentrate on his career in Nashville. I don’t blame him at all. He’ll certainly be missed.” ~ Brian Setzer
  43. “There’s nothing like Nashville for making records.” ~ Carol Channing
  44. “I like to sing. I write music. Country songs. You have to if you’re 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

  45. “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 colored them in a way that is unique.” ~ Shania Twain
  46. “I had been on the road for a long time and was not really getting anywhere. Bob Johnston, a friend of mine, had taken over Columbia in Nashville. He asked me if I wanted to come down. I did – thank God I did.” ~ Charlie Daniels
  47. “If I needed to record, I’d head to the coast or Nashville, one or the other.” ~ Wanda Jackson
  48. “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 who wrote it, everybody knows their mother and what their cell number is, and all of the stories.” ~ Garrett Hedlund
  49. “Nashville was totally different than I ever dreamed. I had only seen the music business on television and been to a couple of concerts. I had no clue.” ~ Faith Hill

  50. “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
  51. “I will always really work hard to write as much as I can, but I also love sitting back and waiting on those big Nashville songwriters to send me some great songs, too.” ~ Luke Bryan
  52. “I’d definitely love to play in Nashville again. That would be really good.” ~ Roy Ayers

  53. “People think it is all about country music, and I know a lot of country music has come out of there, but like Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dillon was recorded there. A lot of great records; R&B records, jazz records. It’s a lot of great players and great studios.” ~ Elvis Costello
  54. “I definitely think that with music my favorite thing about Nashville is that it’s a music hub that accepts and allows all genres to be present, and I think there’s been a kind of fusing of genres lately that for me makes me really happy and excited.” ~ Taylor Swift
  55. “I want to go to Nashville and get cracking on this album.” ~ Scotty McCreery

  56. “I think the defining moment in my career is the day that I moved to Nashville – September 1, 2001. That’s the biggest step to getting here is making that move. Anything that happens, the wonderful opportunities that happen to you, can’t happen until you make that move.” ~ Luke Bryan
  57. “When I was trained as a journalist, as a race-relations reporter in Nashville covering the end of the civil-rights movement, we were strictly forbidden to use the first-person pronoun. There was kind of an electric charge around it. To come out from hiding and use the word ‘I’ carried a lot of fright for me.” ~ Lawrence Wright
  58. “I went to my dad when I was 17 and said, ‘I want to be a country music star.’ Which every dad loves to hear. And he said, ‘I want you to go to college.’ So we had a discussion. And I’m pretty stubborn. I’m a lot like him. And he said, ‘If you go to college and graduate, I’ll pay your first six months of rent in Nashville.’ So he bribed me.” ~ Eric Church
  59. “This is the city that taught me how to write all of these cool songs. Yeah, you guys definitely need a royalty.” ~ Katy Perry

  60. “… coming to a place like Nashville, which is just music music music, it’s always been such an influence on me. And there are so many interesting songwriters out there, and it’s such a crazy business and so many people are trying to do it, and it’s all right there in Nashville.” ~ Sandra Bernhard
  61. “These people shred. That’s what I was saying about Nashville-you can go to an open mic night at the Holiday Inn and probably see more talented musicians than the ones touring. When we first came down here I was like, “Wow I’m glad we didn’t cut our teeth down here, there’s so much competition.” You’re being challenged constantly because you’re surrounded by these amazing musicians.” ~ Lzzy Hale
  62. “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

  63. “It wasn’t until I moved to Nashville that I realized what an amazing community it is. It’s the thing I’ve been missing my whole career, the feeling of being able to sit around with a guitar and have people know each other’s songs and know songs from people who’ve influenced all of us. When I moved here pretty early on Vince Gill started calling me to do guitar pulls, and I thought, gosh, this is just like heaven on earth down here.” ~ Sheryl Crow
  64. “If you had told me when I was starting out that I would be coming down to Nashville, kind of weaving in and out of the country scene, I never would’ve thought that in a million years.” ~ Kid Rock
  65. “My dream was to go to Nashville. I had my sights set on my dream. I used to have an ’89 Toyota Ford truck. On the front of the truck, I had this license plate with cowboy boots and a guitar that I had airbrushed at Wal-Mart. It said ‘Chasin’ A Dream.’ That was kind of my motto.” ~ Josh Turner

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