Nashville is the capital city of Tennessee. Nashville is the second largest city in Tennessee by population (Memphis being the first). Nashville was originally founded as Fort Nashborough named after Francis Nash, a general killed in the Revolutionary War.
It is also the home to several Christian denominations, among them the Southern Baptist Convention (the largest US Protestant denomination), the United Methodist Church (the second largest US denomination and the largest of the mainline Protestant churches), the National Baptist Convention USA (the largest African-American Christian denomination), and the National Association of Free Will Baptists (the largest denomination among the Free Will Baptist groups).
Teen star Miley Cyrus was born in Nashville and lived there until her move to Hollywood.