Nashville International Airport is just a ten-minute drive from the center of town. The university is a five-minute drive away, so you can easily even walk to many of its best sights. Nashville is the state's largest city, and is located in Middle Tennessee.
Big or small, there are plenty of places to soak up the atmosphere of Nashville's music scene. The Ryman Auditorium and Ascend Amphitheater are enormous historic venues. Of course, there are many bars in town too, many offering smaller concerts.
The Parthenon in Centennial Park is a full-scale replica of the most famous Greek temple in Athens. It was built in the 19th century and will transport you to Europe in the heart of Nashville. Printer's Alley was once one of the nation's most important centers for publishing. Today, it's got a selection of bars and restaurants.
The Jack Daniel's Distillery is a 90-minute drive away, in world-famous Lynchburg. The charming town, with its sleepy main street at Majors Boulevard, is well worth exploring. Murfreesboro is just a half-hour drive away, and features a Civil War battleground.