Nashville

Music and Manners

Richard Schweid

Nashville

Richard Schweid

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224 pages | 81 color plates, 45 halftones | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9781789143157 Will Publish March 2021 For sale in North and South America only
Nashville is a city of sublime contrasts, an intellectual hub built on a devotion to God, country music, and the Devil’s pleasures. Refined and raucous, it has long represented both culture and downright fun, capable of embracing pre–Civil War mansions and manners, as well as honky-tonk bars and trailer parks. Nouvelle cuisine coexists with barbeque and cornbread; the Frist Museum of Contemporary Art is nearby the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Nashville has, in less than eighty years, transformed from a small, conservative, Bible-thumping city into a booming metropolis. Nashvillian Richard Schweid tells the history of how it all came to pass and colorfully describes contemporary Nashville and the changes and upheavals it has gone through to make it the South’s most exciting and thriving city.
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Frank Sutherland, retired editor-in-chief of "The Tennessean"
"Authentic and insightful, chweid’s new book chronicles how Nashville became America’s ‘It City,’ a hub of entertainment and culture––a place advocates of the New South never foresaw. A must read for natives and visitors alike."
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