Charley Pride made his mark in Nashville, Trivia

Charley Pride made his mark in Nashville

Nashville Trivia

Nashville metro area has a population of 1.4 million residents. Approximately of them are 200,000 African Americans.

Nicknamed “Music City USA” because it is the largest commercial home of Country and Gospel Music genres. Many of those recording artists live in the area.

Nashville is home to several major health care management, insurance, religious and general publishing companies, and automobile technology companies.

A higher education center, Nashville is home to Fisk University, Tennessee State University, MeHarry Medical College and Vanderbilt University.

Country music tourism anchored by bars, shops and Gaylord Entertainment Complex along Broadway and Second Streets is a significant contributor to the economy.

Famous Residents

Residents who born or made their mark in Nashville:

W.E.B. Du Bois – Intellectual, Sociologist, Author, Publisher, Human Rights Activist, NAACP co-founder
Rev James Lawson – Civil Rights Movement leader and a Non-Violence Protest contemporary of Dr King
Charley Pride – Famous Country Music singer
CeCe Winans & The Winans – Gospel vocalists
Oprah Winfrey – Got her first break as a media figure here
Julian Bond – Civil Rights Activist
Steve McNair – Former Tennessee Titans quarterback who took them within one yard of tying a Super Bowl.
Eddie George – Former All-NFL Tennessee Titans running back
Ron Mercer – Former NBA Player
John Hope Franklin – Famous historian and professor
Mary Frances Berry – Famous historian, professor and Chair of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Commission
Edwin Starr – 1960s-70s Soul Music singer and lyricist
Aaron Douglas – Harlem Renaissance artist who headed Fisk University Art department
Wilma Rudolph – Olympic winning athlete
Victor Wooten – Funk electric bass guitarist
Tina Turner – Famous Rock n’ Roll singer
Sam Howard – Famous entrepreneur, chamber of commerce member and radio station owner
Dr. Richard Henry Boyd – Born a slave, earned a doctorate and became a publisher of Christian materials

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