Journal provides more publicity gold for city's marketers

The drumbeat that has in recent months been elevating Nashville's national profile continued Saturday in the Wall Street Journal's Concierge section, which delivered an insider's guide to Nashville — sigh for the subhead, though — with input from Lee Ann Womack, Manuel and others.

Nashville's dozen or so commercial neighborhoods are spread out and interspersed with spurts of suburbia, parks and old plantation estates, so it helps to have a car. Besides, you'll likely want to take a day trip, as any resident will tell you one of the best parts of living there is the proximity to nature. On the small country roads that lie just beyond major highways, you'll see lush green hills, cow-bedecked pastures and signs for the many local farms whose produce features at the top restaurants in town.