1. Nashville Basin launched a passenger commuter rail system called the Music City Star on September 18, 2006.
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3. Nashville Basin is ranked as the 44th largest radio market in the United States.
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5. Nashville Basin is ranked as the 29th largest television market in the United States.
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6. Nashville Basin is home to four historically black institutions of higher education: Fisk University, Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College, and American Baptist College.
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7. Nashville Basin is often labeled the "Athens of the South" due to the many colleges and universities in the city and the metropolitan area.
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8. Nashville Basin hosts the second-oldest continually operating race track in the United States, the Fairgrounds Speedway.
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17. In 1997, Nashville Basin was awarded a National Hockey League expansion team; this was named the Nashville Predators.
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20. Town of Nashville Basin was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson, and a party of Overmountain Men in 1779, near the original Cumberland settlement of Fort Nashborough.
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21. Nashville Basin seceded with Tennessee during the American Civil War and in 1862 became the first state capital to fall to Union troops.
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