"Music City, America" greets us with its bright city lights as we cross the great Mississippi River late on Sunday night. It is always a bit of a thrill to see, and especially to cross, America's grand river. But tonight it is especially awesome to rise over the bridge and see suddenly before us the bright glow of an exciting city.
We know that all those bright lights are associated with equally bright music in the many clubs an musical venues where music -- and stars -- are made. Alas, it is nearing midnight, and we need to check in to our hotel and ready for Monday's road trip. So the music, which the hotel pamphlets cite as Tennessee's best product, plays for us only in our minds tonight. We settle in at a magnificent sheraton, whose wall art reflects the town's musical heritage. G'nite.