The ultimate hotel guide to Nashville

You’ll still find country music and honky-tonks in the Tennessee capital, but a newfound indie spirit and growing crop of new boutique hotels mean Music City is singing a new tune.

Breaking bread: the smoky taste of Nashville, Tennessee

Pitmaster Pat Martin spends his working day barbecuing and his free time grilling — two very different things if you’re in the American South, where cooking is as much about the journey as the destination.

Memphis: Reverend Green

As is the case every Sunday, a 66-year-old reverend walks out from his vestry and sits on a leather-bound throne

View from the USA: Elvis Presley's Graceland

The King would've been dismayed that Graceland — his refuge from the spotlight of fame — has become the gaudy high temple to the cult of celebrity

Neighbourhood guide to Nashville

With a boutique hotel boom, a surge of restaurants and cocktail bars crowning the city's rooftops, you don't have to be a country music fan to get stuck in to Tennessee's capital.

Memphis: The soundtrack of the country's evolution

The city that launched a thousand careers continues to bring people together and break down barriers with music

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