Giftbar is thrilled to add Nashville to its lineup of cool cities with even cooler merchants. Your gifting experience is about to get more eclectic, fashionable, trendy and well… Southern, of course!
To celebrate the newest addition to the Giftbar family, here’s a collection of fun facts you may not know about Music City… including how this Tennessee city received its moniker!
- The first FM radio license was granted to a Nashville radio station way back in 1941.
- For all you java junkies out there, here’s a fun coffee fact. Maxwell House’s famous phrase, “Good to the last drop” was first said by President Theodore Roosevelt after he had a cup of Maxwell House coffee in the city’s Maxwell House Hotel.
- Nashville was first called “Music City” in 1950 by WSM-AM radio announcer, David Cobb.
- The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis ‘gyrating pelvis’ Presley recorded over 200 songs in downtown Nashville.
- Maybe Gotham City is actually Nashville? Nashville’s AT&T tower is known by locals as the “Batman building” because the two towers are shaped like Batman’s ears. No word yet on any bat signal sightings.
- Nashville is known as the Athens of the South as the city holds the distinction of having the only full-scale replica of Athen’s Parthenon.
- Historic Printer’s Alley was also home to bootlegged alcohol during prohibition in the 1930s. The local printers would serve alcohol in their basement. Once prohibition was repealed, these bars remained; some are still operational today. How cool? You can still get the feel of an old-time speakeasy even today!
Dust off your cowboy hat and dig out your cowboy boots, because Giftbar is now in Nashville, ya’ll! You’re certain to find some amazing and unique merchants, and the list will continue to grow.
Plus, who knows what you’ll be inspired to do? Write a hit song. Perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Try your hand at making bathtub gin. Or just spend your time shopping for great gift card ideas for all your friends and family.