- Nashville became known as “Music City” because WSM radio announcer David Cobb referred to the city with that nickname in 1950 on Red Foley’s NBC radio broadcast.
- In 1941, Nashville was granted the first FM broadcasting license in the U.S.
- United Records, a vinyl pressing plant in downtown Nashville, is one of only four remaining vinyl manufacturers in the nation. Operating since 1949, United has pressed millions of records for such artists as Elvis Presley, Lionel Richie, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and N’Sync, as well as for numerous hip-hop and reggae musicians.
— Courtesy Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau
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