101 Fantastic Quotes about Nashville and Nashville Instagram Caption Inspiration!

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.

Last Updated on: 15th September 2021, 10:32 pm

Looking for beautiful quotes about Nashville? The Music City has inspired some truly beautiful travel quotes. So whether you’re looking for travel inspiration or Nashville Instagram captions or Facebook statuses, here are my favorite Nashville quotes!

Can’t read now? Pin for later!

Quotes about Nashville

My Favorite Travel Booking Sites for 2023

These are my favorite companies that I use on my own travels.

Protect Your Trip via Safety Wing

Find the best city tours, day tours, bus tours, & skip-the-line tickets on GetYourGuide and Viator.

Find the best deals on hotels & vacation rentals on Booking.com.

For English-speaking private airport transfers, book through Welcome Pickups.

For road trips and independent travel, rent a car through Discover Cars.

Find information and cruise reviews on Cruise Critic.

For packing and travel essentials order via Amazon.

Book an affordable family or romantic photography session on your trip through Flytographer (Use the code HISTORYFANGIRL for 10% off your first photoshoot).

For travel guidebooks to have with you during your trip, I always pick one or two from Rick Steves and Lonely Planet.

How to Use these Nashville Quotes

Feel free to use this post to find beautiful quotes about Nashville for your photo captions, Nashville Instagram captions, Nashville Whatsapp status, Viber status, Nashville Facebook status, or however you want! If you do use one, I’d love it if you linked or tagged me so I can enjoy your work! 

If you use one on a website, please link to this post. Otherwise, you can follow and tag me on social media so I can see you using them in action:

Instagram: @historyfangirl

Facebook: Stephanie Craig  History Fangirl

Twitter: @ahistoryfangirl

The Best Nashville Quotes & Nashville Instagram Captions

Here are my favorite quotes about Nashville, including inspiration from poems, literature, pop culture, song lyrics, and quotes by famous Nashville authors!

See also
National Parks in South Dakota

A lot of my music is very roots-oriented, and that’s country and soul. I’ve been in every roadhouse in the South, soaking in all of that… Nashville is like a second home to me, and I’m just gravitating toward the songs. -Taylor Hicks

A lot of time, if you spend too much time in Nashville, songwriters get caught up in charts and numbers and the music business politics. -Mary Gauthier

All I knew when I moved to Nashville was that I wanted to make music in whatever shape and form I could. -Hunter Hayes

Being able to tour and experience all of the stuff that comes from touring, and then being able to come back to Nashville, it’s almost like therapy to be able to get into a session and talk about all of the things that I’m going through. It’s so much more real to me. -Jacob Whitesides

But it’s just been recently that Nashville has started to feel like home. -Suzy Bogguss

USA - Tennessee - Nashville - Parthenon Replica at Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

But then one day, they took a trip to Nashville together, and they had so much fun. It was the greatest trip ever. And eventually, they moved into the same castle together. And every now and then, they fought about silly stuff, and sometimes they fought about more serious stuff. But in the end, they figured it out because they love each other very much and they really love the kingdom they built together. The end. -Dev on Master of None

Carnegie Hall and Nashville – they don’t mix.- Columbo

Catholics have the Vatican. Protestants have Nashville, Tennessee. –Prophets Rising

Coming to Nashville has been so motivating and inspirational. Just watching people live and breathe their music and create something that they can feel from start to finish. -Madi Diaz

Did he have the Nashville sound? Huh? Did he? Did he? -Lucy van Pelt on Play It Again, Charlie Brown

USA - Tennessee - Nashville - Cowboy Boots on a shelf

Everybody now thinks that Nashville is the coolest city in America.– Dave Grohl

See also
21 Things to Know Before You Rent a Car in Miami

For me, and this may not be everybody, but because I do love country music so much, there’s such a feeling of home in Nashville, especially because it’s such a small town. You bring up one song, everybody knows who wrote it, everybody knows their mother and what their cell number is, and all of the stories. -Garrett Hedlund

For my first restaurant, I wanted to do something very special and close to my heart. Nashville felt like the place. -Maneet Chauhan

Going to Nashville to meet the in-laws was the first time when I’d been in America and not been seen as some sort of eccentric character with a cute accent. -Nick Lowe

Growing up in Nashville, especially in a music business family, means growing up with knowledge that seems like common sense until later in life when you realize people spend thousands of dollars a semester trying to learn or pretending to learn while looking for some intern job on music row. -Caitlin Rose

USA - Tennessee - Nashville - Coffee mug in Nashville Tennessee

How about some radio? You seem like a Nashville sound kinda guy.- Agent Fowler on Transformers Prime

I belonged to Nashville before I belonged to anyone. -Brandi Carlile

I come from this really small town near Nashville, Tennessee, where everything was la-di-da and normal. -Miley Cyrus

I did enjoy Nashville a lot of the time because I made really good friends who were really good songwriters, and they would be a joy to hang out with. -Benmont Tench

I didn’t move to Nashville with any inkling or dreams of getting a record deal. I didn’t have those stars in my eyes. I just wanted to take a break, relax, and figure out songwriting. -Maren Morris

USA - Tennessee - Nashville - Campus of Vanderbilt Unversity in Nashville, Tennessee.

I feel like Nashville has really embraced me with open arms. I was a little worried at first; you know, everybody knows about my immediate past, which is rock music. But everyone is coming to find out that I’ve been singing country music my whole life. -Cassadee Pope

See also
17 Things to Do at the Luling Watermelon Thump & Tips for Visiting!

I feel like Nashville has watched me grow up in front of them, which is cool, but it kind of sucks at the same time because you get pigeonholed, like, ‘Oh, she’s the girl with the long hair that wears fairy dresses.’ That was me at one point because I was new and I was young. But we all grow up. -Raelynn

I get a lot of my songwriting done while driving around Nashville – sometimes it comes to me that way. -Maren Morris

I grew up listening to Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, so arriving in Nashville in the ’60s was really exciting for me. -Kris Kristofferson

I had never heard much about Nashville before coming out here, and that’s why it’s so surprising because I’m the biggest enthusiast on the city of Nashville now. I’m looking for a place out here to live. -Garrett Hedlund

USA - Tennessee - Nashville - Barbecue restaurant along Broadway in Nashville Tennessee USA. Nashville is famous for it's bars, entertainment and country music

I had no idea when I moved to Nashville people just were songwriters. I had no idea. So I guess I was selling myself as a singer when I first moved here. But then right after I first moved, I started writing a lot. -Ashley Monroe

I have a special place in my heart for Nashville because it saved my life back in the day. -Kris Kristofferson

I have this friend who has a theory that lots of towns have energies. And, for instance, certain places in Alabama have bad ones because they were built on reservations or built on cemeteries or something. But Nashville has a really gravitational, magnetic pull. -Caitlin Rose

I knew what I wanted to be, but I didn’t know exactly how to get there. I thought you move to Nashville, you sing downtown, and someone discovers you, and you become a country music star. I had no idea. -Tyler Farr

I like to sing. I write music. Country songs. You have to if you’re in Nashville. It’s part of the lease. You sign a lease that says, I will write country songs and pay my rent on time. -Jim Varney

See also
Best Small Towns in Texas

I like to sit and listen to conversations here in Nashville. Not in a weird, stalker-ish way. I wander around Tennessee and find myself in little bars just zoning in. -Sam Palladio

USA - Tennessee - USA - Tennessee- Nashville - row of cowboy boots, Nashville

I loved Nashville. I was amazed by the whole place. -Shawn Mendes

I moved to Nashville at 17 to make music, and since then I’ve put everything I have into doing it right. -Blake Shelton

I still consider myself working in Nashville. I visit Hollywood. -Brad Paisley

I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart’s in the right place, and I love country music. -Keith Urban

I visited Minnie Pearl’s home down in Nashville, and I liked it so much I asked the same man to help fix up my place. -Jim Nabors

USA - Tennessee- Nashville - closeup of classic vintage guitar with bright guitar strap

I want to go to Nashville and get cracking on this album. -Scotty McCreery

I wanted to get better at writing, so I knew I needed to move to Nashville. -Cole Swindell

I wanted to live in Nashville. I wanted to sing country. -Ronnie Milsap

I was born in Nashville, but my whole family is from East Texas, so I consider myself a dual citizen. -Aubrie Sellers

I was interviewed for a Grammy television show, and they asked me about Nashville, and I talked for three minutes and when I finished, I was teared up. The whole room was crying. Nashville has given me a home, where I never had a home before. -Janis Ian

USA - Tennessee - Nashville USA - Tennessee - Nashville Closeup of Nashville, Tennessee on a road map of the United States.

I was on our way to Nashville where I’m gonna be a superstar.- Loretta Haggers on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

I was wide-eyed and ready to go when I moved to Nashville. I never looked back. -Sam Hunt

I’d definitely love to play in Nashville again. That would be really good. -Roy Ayers

I’m from Tennessee. My mom lives in Nashville. I’m born and bred country. That’s all I listen to. -Lucy Hale

I’ve always been a big fan of Nashville, and I have friends that live there. -Eric Close

See also
30 Quotes about Times Square for Perfect Times Square Captions & Statuses
USA - Tennessee - Nashville

If you can’t play guitar and sing in Nashville, you might as well just be a construction worker. -Patrick Carney

In Nashville, everybody just wants to write the best songs. -Brett Young

In Nashville, if people don’t like someone, they say, ‘i don’t really like him,’ then add, ‘bless his heart.’ in Hollywood, they kind of leave that last part off. – Brad Paisley

It’s easy to get squashed down in this business, for sure. Nashville can definitely train you to not get too excited. -Matthew Ramsey

It’s nice coming to Nashville, and we have a four-bedroom house and a dog, and we go swimming a lot. We get down here and spread out a lot, and I miss my sweet tea and my cornbread and my good southern cooking – but I’m down here eating pretty for two weeks and I’m ready to go back to New York City. -Justin Townes Earle

USA - Tennessee - Nashville

Just being a singer in Nashville is hard because everyone does music here, and so many people do it really well. But then, the fact that I do this alternative kind of pop music, dream pop… It’s like I’m the lone unicorn roaming around this town. -Chelsea Lankes

L.A. was never me. Nashville is my home. -Jana Kramer

Look out Nashville, cause I’m here now and I ain’t never leavin’! -Miranda Presley on The Thing Called Love

My dream was to go to Nashville. I had my sights set on my dream. I used to have an ’89 Toyota Ford truck. On the front of the truck, I had this license plate with cowboy boots and a guitar that I had airbrushed at Wal-Mart. It said ‘Chasin’ A Dream.’ That was kind of my motto. -Josh Turner

My first place in Nashville was like ‘Animal House.’ The whole band lived under one roof, and most nights the jam sessions ended close to sunrise. -Charlie Worsham

See also
National Parks in Mississippi
USA - Tennessee - Nashville

Nashville feels like a big little town to me. It’s got lots of culture and lots of interesting things to do and lots of interesting people. At the same time, it feels very small and tight-knit and very close. Everyone feels like they know each other. -Ricky Schroder

Nashville has a great creative atmosphere. It’s a small, close-knit music community that you can’t find anywhere else. -Kim Carnes

Nashville has always felt perfect. -Jack White

Nashville has become sort of this go-to writing city for every genre. -Maren Morris

Nashville has pushed me to improve constantly as few other places could, and I’m grateful for that. -Natalie Prass

USA - Tennessee - Nashville

Nashville is a lot like my hometown. You learn so quickly once someone hears something about you or sees something, everybody talks about it at dinner. They know your business, so people tend to be more private and not to throw themselves into everyone’s faces. -Garrett Hedlund

Nashville is a pretty small place. -Chris Lane

Nashville is my home and the reason why I get to do what I love. -Taylor Swift

Nashville is one of the greatest places for the best songwriters in the world. It’s been fantastic to live there and to raise our family there. It’s a great town. -Faith Hill

Nashville is the business center. They forget that the bottom line of it all is still the song. -Jerry Jeff Walker

USA - Tennessee - Nashville

Nashville is the place where I first realized how impossible it is to look at someone and know what is inside them, what special something they possess. -Callie Khouri

Nashville is wicked. It’s like a proper music community, but it’s also quintessentially American. You bump into people there with cowboy hats that spit in jars and call you ‘boy.’ i just love that. -Ed Sheeran

Nashville used to have more integrity than just looking at the bottom line. -Crystal Gayle

See also
23 Perfect Things to Do in Port Gamble, Washington: Activities for History Lovers & Ghost Hunters!

Nashville was totally different than I ever dreamed. I had only seen the music business on television and been to a couple of concerts. I had no clue. -Faith Hill

Nashville, man. That’s the place to be.  -Willie Geist

USA - Tennessee - Nashville

Nashville? Oh, great. Home of my least favorite music. Yee-haw!- Grover on Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief

Nashville’s like any other hometown – after a while, it’s stifling. -Justin Townes Earle

One of my pet peeves about Nashville is that it tends to be copycatted. I don’t want to do that. I’ve got to be different. -Blake Shelton

One of the magical things about Nashville is just how many incredibly talented people are here and the way they support each other. -Callie Khouri

Ooooh, I love Nashville! It seems like everywhere you walk, there’s great music coming out of every wall. -Imelda May

USA - Tennessee - Nashville

People come to Nashville where I live and they say, ‘What’s a great Southern restaurant?’ Well, you got to know the right grandmother, because there’s a lot of magic to good Southern cooking. -John Carter Cash

Real folk music long ago went to Nashville and left no known survivors. -Donal Henahan

Same thing. If he was from Nashville, he’d have written a song about it.- Lisa on Nina’s Heavenly Delights

Since I was a kid, I just wanted to be in Nashville. -Keith Urban

Sometimes I live up in Tulsa, I take a little trip down to Nashville too, If there’s only one thing I get through to you in this life, Is just that I want to make love to you, Yes, yes, Irene Goodnight, Goodnight Irene, goodnight. -Leon Russell on  A Poem Is a Naked Person

USA - Tennessee - Nashville Parthenon

That’s what I love about Nashville and the music community – seeing kids around acoustic music and bluegrass picking parties is the best. -Dierks Bentley

The best compliment I ever had is, one day I was in Nashville, some disc jockey said, Hey, that sounds like a Tom T. Hall song. Up until then, there hadn’t been any such thing. -Tom T. Hall

See also
The Best National Parks in Arizona

The flowers wouldn’t care. Beethoven never would’ve made it in Nashville. -Lucy van Pelt on Play It Again, Charlie Brown

The only reason I wound up in Nashville and went to Belmont University is because that’s where I needed to be. -Brad Paisley

The reason I moved to Nashville was because I was reading biographies of a lot of my country music heroes, and I thought it would be better to actually go where the history was, as opposed to just reading about it. -Lindi Ortega

USA - Tennessee - Nashville Church

The thing about Nashville that’s amazing is everyone plays… So you don’t meet up for a drink, you meet up for a pick. It’s an incredibly creative town, just bubbling with energy. -Winston Marshall

The youthful vibe Nashville exudes is intoxicating and contagious, especially amongst the culinary scene, which lures so many great young chefs to places like City House and Rolf and Daughters. -Maneet Chauhan

There are so many people who would like to see me not make it in Nashville. But that’s good motivation. -Darius Rucker

There is nothing else to do in Nashville except for write songs. -Jessie Baylin

There’s a lot to learn in Nashville. This town is just filled with amazing, talented, smart people, so it’s been an honor to be part of that community and to have everyone open their arms wide to me. -Gabby Barrett

USA - Tennessee - Nashville Church

There’s more women stars in Nashville all the time. They’re proving they can do the job the same as a man. -Loretta Lynn

There’s nothing like Nashville for making records. -Carol Channing

This is my home; I’ve made it my home for my whole life. I’m an old Nashville veteran. -John Carter Cash

Those Nashville papers are playing up that big stick of his like he’s Sir Lancelot or somebody. -Callie on Walking Tall

When I lived in Nashville, Tanya Tucker and people like that were coming up, and I’m sure that Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette were going, ‘What’s that noise? That’s not country.’ It’s always been this battle where whoever comes up behind the reigning stars isn’t country enough. There really is a lot more crossover now. -Callie Khouri

See also
Best Quotes about New England
USA - Tennessee - Nashville Fireworkds

When I went to Nashville, everyone was so nice. Even the TSA agents are nice there. -Maneet Chauhan

Whenever I’ve seen shows or films set here, they just don’t feel like the real Nashville to me. -Callie Khouri

Y’all take it easy now. This isn’t Dallas, it’s Nashville! They can’t do this to us here in Nashville! Let’s show them what we’re made of. Come on everybody, sing! Somebody, sing!- Haven Hamilton on Nashville 

You can’t be rolling into town with stars in your eyes. A lot of people get to Nashville and immediately start selling themselves: ‘Let’s go to lunch and talk about the business!’ Then you realize everyone is talented here. -Maren Morris

You get your hair cut. You don’t belong in Nashville!- Haven Hamilton on Nashville 

USA - Tennessee - Nashville - Nashville Skyline

You know Nashville, there are people that are ten times more talented than me, ten times better singer than me, songwriter than me, but for some reason, you get the ball, and now – and now you run with it. And you do the best you can. -Garth Brooks

You know, when you’re an actor, you want to go to Hollywood. When you’re a musician, you want to go to Nashville. -Richie Sambora

Love Travel Quotes?

I’m a little obsessed with travel quotes. If you are too, check out this massive guide to 250 Inspirational Travel Quotes & Travel Instagram Captions, plus:

5 Things to Pack for Nashville


Canada - Toronto -Luggage


TheMoon Nashville (Travel Guide) guidebook. It can be kind of a pain to find the major guidebooks once you land, or you’ll find them overpriced. I always like to pick mine up ahead of time.

See also
10 Best Living History Museums in America & Tips for Visiting


Backup Charging Bank for your cell phone since you’ll be using it as a camera, GPS, and general travel genie.


A Camera since Nashville is beautiful! I use a mix of my Sony ZV-1 and my Samsung8 smartphone these days.


Waterproof Passport Holder so that if something happens when you are near the water, your passport and important IDs don’t get wet. I’ve seen people denied boarding on flights due to wet passports, and you can technically not be allowed to go over the border. 


A Great Day Bag so you can carry what you need with you (like your camera, snacks, water, sunscreen, cash, etc). My current favorite is the Pacsafe Citysafe, which is especially great for Nashville because it has many anti-theft features designed to deter pickpockets. It also transitions to a night bag more easily and won’t embarrass you if you go to dinner directly after sightseeing all day. 



Don’t Forget About Travel Insurance!

Before you leave for Nashville make sure you have a valid Travel Insurance Policy because accidents happen on the road. I pay for World Nomads, and I happily recommend them. It’s especially important to get travel insurance if you’ll be hanging out in popular tourist spots like Nashville.


I have been a paying customer of World Nomads for travel insurance for four years, and I happily recommend them.  If you get sick, injured, or have your stuff stolen, you’ll be happy to have the ability to pay for your medical bills or replace what’s stolen or broken.

More Tennessee Travel Resources

Need more travel planning help? Here are all of my Tennessee travel resources!


The best national parks in Tennessee (and National Park Service Sites)


How to Plan a Trip to Nashville + Travel Tips

What to buy in Nashville for souvenirs and gifts. 

Looking for Instagram captions or Nashville inspiration? Here are the best quotes about Nashville.

See also
30 Quotes about Times Square for Perfect Times Square Captions & Statuses

An overview of the history of Nashville.

The 4 Best Neighborhoods in Nashville + Hotel Guide for Where to Stay in Nashville, TN

Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tips for planning a trip to Gatlinburg.

How to spend one day in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Where to Stay in Gatlinburg: The Best Hotels & Accommodations in Gatlinburg, Tennessee


The 4 Best Neighborhoods in Memphis + Hotel Guide for Where to Stay in Memphis, TN


The 3 Best Neighborhoods in Knoxville + Best Hotels for Where to Stay in Knoxville, TN

Included in these Round-Ups

The best scenic drives in America

The most charming historic towns in the USA

The prettiest waterfalls in the US

Pin these Nashville Quotes for Nashville Instagram Captions

Quotes about Nashville

Leave a Comment