Nashville is situated amid rolling hills and abundant natural vegetation. The Highland Rim forms a natural escarpment around the city, encircling
The increasing popularity of country music has boosted Nashville's economy. Performers dance on the "Showboat" at the Grand Ole Opry. ()
it on three sides. Nashville extends across both banks of the Cumberland River, and there are two lakes—Old Hickory Lake and the J. Percy Priest Lake—east of the city.