...It has a rich R & B/soul music history also. From the '40's-'til urban renewal * in the '70's, Nashville produced R & B as good as any anywhere. These 2 2-CD sets should drive the point home:
http://www.allmusic.com/album/night-...0-mw0000326820 and http://www.allmusic.com/album/night-...2-mw0000394392

a near-hour program showcasing Nashville's best soul/R & B talent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-XepQFtOQg
* That old saying is true--"Urban renewal means Negro removal." That's just what happened to Nashville's Black community.