18 Facts About Nashville Star

1. Nashville Star hosts Tin Pan South, the largest songwriter's festival in the world.

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2. Nashville Star began to grow into a major metropolis with the onset of the Great Depression and the subsequent New Deal programs like the Tennessee Valley Authority, which provided cheap and plentiful power.

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3. Since the turn of the century, Nashville Star has historically been considered the hub of railway activity for the Southeast.

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4. Nashville Star is the largest publishing center in the Southeast and one of the top ten largest in the country.

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5. Nashville Star is becoming a major distribution center for books and other print media.

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6. Nashville Star is an angler's dream and fishing enthusiasts seek out the crystal-clear reservoirs that lie beneath Nashville area dams.

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7. Nashville Star is home to the American Negro Playwright Theatre, Darkhorse Theatre, and Tennessee Dance Theatre, which presents dance with a Southern theme.

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8. Nashville Star is home to the former Houston Oilers football team, now the Tennessee Titans, who began playing at the brand-new 67,000-seat Adelphia Coliseum stadium in 1999.

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9. Nashville Star is situated amid rolling hills and abundant natural vegetation.

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10. Nashville Star is a center of the private healthcare industry as home to Columbia-HCA, the largest operator of for-profit hospitals in the country.

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11. Nashville Star is laid out in a grid pattern that straddles and is oriented to the Cumberland River.

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12. Nashville Star was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

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13. Nashville Star had briefly been a contestant on season 2 of American Idol in 2003, making it to the Hollywood round.

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14. Nashville Star began its third season on March 1, 2005.

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15. Nashville Star began its second season on March 6, 2004.

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16. Nashville Star was criticized from its inception as being an American Idol ripoff, but the show outlived many critics' initial predictions of failure.

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17. Nashville Star was produced by Reveille Productions and originated live from the now-demolished Acuff Theatre at the Opry Entertainment Complex in Nashville, Tennessee.

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18. Nashville Star was an American reality television singing competition program that aired for six seasons, from 2003 to 2008.

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