Walkin' Nashville - Music City Legends Tour

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Nashville, US
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Nashville, US
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Experience the vibrant music history of Nashville like never before on the Walkin' Nashville - Music City Legends Tour. Join Grammy-nominated music journalist Bill DeMain, who has interviewed icons like Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, and David Bowie, on this unforgettable journey through the heart of Music City. From the famous Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry, to the legendary Tootsies Orchid Lounge, where classic songs were born, you will be immersed in the rich tapestry of Nashville's music scene. As you stroll through historic landmarks and hear fascinating stories, you'll gain a deep understanding of how this city became the undeniable capital of music. Join Bill DeMain on this 90 to 110-minute adventure, and let the melodies of Nashville's past captivate your soul.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 1 hours 30 minutes - 1 hours 50 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Explore the history of Music City legends
  • Visit Tennessee's only 5-star hotel
  • Experience the site of Nashville's sit-ins
  • Step into Nashville's oldest shopping mall
  • Discover the iconic Ryman Auditorium
  • All fees and taxes
  • Lunch

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Step into the vibrant world of Nashville, the iconic Music City, with the Walkin' Nashville - Music City Legends Tour. This captivating tour is tailor-made for music enthusiasts and curious souls eager to uncover the secrets behind Nashville's rise to fame as the epicenter of the music industry. Led by the charismatic Grammy-nominated music journalist, Bill DeMain, this experience promises to be an unforgettable journey through the heart and soul of Nashville's rich musical history.

What to Expect?

Embark on a musical adventure like no other as you delve into the fascinating stories and legendary tales that have shaped Nashville's music scene. With Bill DeMain as your guide, expect a deep dive into the iconic genres of country and rock 'n' roll, discovering the pivotal moments, artists, and songs that have left an indelible mark on the world of music. Get ready to walk in the footsteps of music legends and gain a newfound appreciation for the artistry and creativity that flows through the veins of this vibrant city.

Who is This For?

The Walkin' Nashville - Music City Legends Tour welcomes everyone from die-hard music enthusiasts to casual listeners who want to immerse themselves in the rich musical heritage of Nashville. Whether you're a fan of country, rock 'n' roll, or any genre in between, this tour is designed to captivate and educate, ensuring a memorable experience for locals and tourists alike. No matter your age or musical preferences, this tour promises to be a must-do for anyone seeking to understand the essence and allure of Music City.

Why Book This?

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled expertise and passion of Bill DeMain, a Grammy-nominated music journalist with over three decades of experience. His interviews with music icons like Dolly Parton, Paul Simon, and Willie Nelson have garnered him unparalleled insights into the industry. As a Nashville correspondent for the BBC, DeMain's knowledge and connection to the city's musical roots are unparalleled. With his guidance, you'll gain exclusive access to hidden gems and untold stories that only a true insider can provide.

Good to Know

During the Walkin' Nashville - Music City Legends Tour, all fees and taxes are included, ensuring a hassle-free experience. While lunch is not included, there will be ample opportunities to grab a bite at local eateries along the way. Prepare to be on your feet as you explore the iconic landmarks and neighborhoods of Nashville, so comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the magic of this once-in-a-lifetime journey through Nashville's musical past and present.


Customers rave about the Walkin' Nashville - Music City Legends Tour, praising Bill DeMain's infectious enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge. Visitors have described the experience as captivating, eye-opening, and a true celebration of music. Many have noted that this tour has given them a newfound appreciation for Nashville's cultural significance and its role in shaping the global music landscape. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this tour is guaranteed to leave you inspired and humming a few timeless tunes as you bid farewell to the enchanting streets of Music City.

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

The Hermitage Hotel

Tennessee's only 5-star hotel, built in 1910. Guests have included Charlie Chaplin, Enrico Caruso, JFK, Paul McCartney and Dolly Parton.

Admission Not Included

Woolworth Theatre

F.W. Woolworth's, opened in 1913, was the site of Nashville's sit-ins, led by the legendary freedom rider and proponent of "good trouble," John Lewis.

Admission Not Included

The Arcade

"Nashville's oldest shopping mall," built in 1902. We will visit The Peanut Shop, which opened in 1927.

Admission Included

The Peanut Shop

First opened in 1927 as Planter's Peanuts, this is one of the oldest surviving businesses in downtown Nashville. It's like stepping into a time capsule. Friendly, fun service and free samples!

Admission Included

Printer's Alley

Once the heart of Nashville's red light district, it was long the center of music performance and backstage deals. Everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Johnny Cash to Tim McGraw performed here.

Admission Included

Millennium Maxwell House Hotel Nashville

Once the site of Nashville's grandest hotel and the first place the celebrated coffee was served. What's the real story behind "Good to the last drop?"

Admission Not Included

Ryman Auditorium

The crown jewel of downtown Nashville. Built as the Union Gospel Tabernacle in 1892, it was the home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-74. Stories about everyone from Hank Williams to Johnny Cash to Elvis Presley

Admission Not Included

Tootsies Orchid Lounge

The city's most famous honky tonk was once songwriter's central, overseen by the colorful den mother Tootsie Bess. Her jukebox introduced demos of songs like "Hello Walls," "Crazy," "A-11" and "Sunday Morning Coming Down."

Admission Included

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The best of the music-related museums in Nashville, with a wonderful permanent collection and ever-changing exhibits.

Admission Not Included

Skull's Rainbow Room

Legendary nightclub that has hosted such artists as Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, Dolly Parton and Andy Griffith. Paul McCartney once wrote a song in the club.

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5 (61)


Loved it! Learned so many interesting facts about Nashville’s history & songwriters . Highly recommend!

laura s

Bill gives a great tour! His experience and history with the Nashville music scene were perfect! He took us to many historic places and filled the time with so much information. His passion for the music industry and Nashville made for a great time!


Bill’s was amazing. This was one of the very best parts of our trip. He is a walking history book and a great story teller. Such a great experience. I will do it again when I go back and will bring my kids. He was amazing. Also had fantastic customized recommendations on what else to do while in Nashville. Do this as your first stop because you will get great ideas!!!


I highly recommend this tour! This is the 2nd time I've done it (the first was 10 years ago). The tour guide knows so much about Nashville and the music industry, it is very enlightening, fun, and informative.


This is the second time I've done Bill's tour, and as before, he gave an outstanding tour that feels like a conversation with a particularly knowledgable friend. Aside from providing historical context to city's music scene, he gave a lot of great suggestions for clubs, restaurants and shops. I can't imagine a better person to guide you in Nashville.


Hands down the BEST tour in Nashville!! Bill was amazing, so personable and so much great inside information. He breathes life into music history! I Cannot say enough great things about this tour!!


Apparently the prospect of rain put off some other customers, so my wife and I had the incredible good fortune to have Bill De Main all to ourselves for this Friday walking tour of Nashville. Having heard Bill on the radio in the UK as 'Mr Nashville Himself' we could hardly believe our luck (and it didn't rain!) Bill proved even more informed, interesting and insightful than we had hoped and we had the best possible 90 minutes with him. As well as hearing his interesting stories of old Nashville and the origins of country music, we had the luxury of engaging Bill in conversation about issues arising from these in which we were interested, and his take on things was fascinating and perceptive. He also passed on some great tips about where to hear the best music and eat the best food. A thoroughly enjoyable tour and one I would recommend to anyone with an interest in Nashville and its music, and who wants an experience a bit more special than that provided by the carbon-copy tour buses. Thanks, Bill!


Walkin' Nashville Music City Legends Tour is a must do! What a fun and memorable experience! Music journalist and Nashville insider, Bill DeMain, is an encyclopedia of super cool and interesting facts about Nashville. So so glad we added this tour to our Nashville itinerary!

Russell S

Bill’s walking tour of Nashville is a high point for anyone who appreciates music history. His open, friendly style combined with his in depth and personal knowledge of Nashville music history makes Walkin’ Nashville a great primer and way to begin a trip to Nashville. Not only was the tour excellent, he then sent some fantastic recommendations of shows to see that were spot on and completed our Nashville live music weekend. Can’t thank Bill enough!


Can I leave a six out of 5 review? Is that possible? Cause if it were, I'd do it. Bill is personable, and most importantly, highly knowledgeable. He knows everything there is to know about the Nashville music scene and its history, having been a part of it for so long, and having covered it as a journalist for a while. He seamlessly integrates peoples questions into his tour, and provides some really thoughtful answers to harder questions - eg. about the economics of the Nashville bar music scene and about race and country music, for example. Just fantastic, and great stories.
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