I lived in Nashville for 4 years in the late 90's. I thought it was a great place to live.
I'd recommend the Opryland Hotel.
Wait Jeff ... are you seriously recommending that someone go to a hotel
as a tourist attraction.
Yes. I am.
A quote from their website:
You'll be amazed at the nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading waterfalls and an indoor river with its own Delta flatboat. Within this lush landscape, you'll discover fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, and a 20,000-square-foot resort spa and fitness center. And for late-night excitement, check out our latest entertainment adventure, Fuse Nightclub.
This luxurious resort is the flagship property of the Gaylord Hotels family. It features 2,881 stylish guest rooms, including 174 spectacular suites. Every room features high-speed wireless Internet access and two phones, including one cordless.
It really is something to see, and tens of thousands of tourists visit it every year, just to see it, not to necessarily stay there. Oh, and it's free - except I think you might have to pay for parking.