A Little Nashville History: Fisk Jubilee Singers & Music City

Did you know that Nashville’s nickname, “Music City,” has nothing to do with country music? In the 1800s, the Fisk Jubilee Singers from Nashville’s Fisk University (a school for freed slaves) put Nashville on the map during their around the world tour. Upon playing for the Queen of England, the queen stated the Fisk Jubilee Singers must come from the “Music City.”

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