Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nashville Vacation Day 2 - The Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville Sounds Baseball

On  Day 2 we started out bright and early at the Country Music Hall of Fame which was right across the street from our hotel.  We were on a tour when we visited in 2004, so we could not spend too much time there.  In 10 years this museum grew tremendously.  We started at the top floor and worked our way down as the exhibits traced the history of this musical genre from its very early days to the present.  There was an exhibit covering the long career of Glen Campbell.  There was an interesting exhibit of the Bakersfield  Sound featuring Buck Owens and others.  There was video of the Beatles singing Act Naturally in 1965 followed by a duet of  Ringo Starr and Buck Owens doing the same song in 1989. There was a rotunda with plaques of all the inductees.  We spent 6 hours there and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Nashville has major league football and hockey teams, but the Nashville Sounds are in the AAA Pacific Coast League.  We took a short cab ride to Greet Stadium which is closing after this season as there is a new ballpark being constructed for the minor league team.  There will still be a scoreboard shaped like a guitar in the new stadium.  The Round Rock Express defeated the Sounds 6-4 in a game that featured 3 home runs.

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