Nashville is more rock and roll than you'd expect

Of course, country music is king in Nashville. But session musicians from Motown to Muscle Shoals are celebrated here. And the legendary Ryman Auditorium draws the best musical artists of all genres. The place is called Music City for a reason.

Michael Schuman graduated cum laude from Syracuse University in 1975 and received an MFA in professional writing from the University of Southern California in 1977. He lives with his family in New England and can be reached at