Photo by Catherine Powell

Once an aspiring country songwriter, pop culture icon and GRAMMY-winning recording artist Taylor Swift moved to Nashville when she was 14 years old and spent her formative years writing and recording along the city's famed Music Row. From Centennial Park to the Opry House, The Tennessean compiled a list of some of the must-see spots in Music City for any Swift fan.

It's no surprise Ryman Auditorium (A.K.A. music's most iconic stage) made the cut.



While she's since relocated to homes in New York City, Los Angeles, and Rhode Island, Nashville has played a significant role in shaping Swift's music and career. Swift has played at the Ryman several times since she was part of an Opry at the Ryman show in 2006. The most recent appearance, as most Swifties would remember, was an acoustic performance of "All Too Well (10 Minute Version)" on the Ryman stage at the 2022 Nashville Songwriter Awards – after being named "Songwriter-Artist of the Decade," of course. 

The sparkly black dress she wore at the award ceremony is on display on the first floor of the auditorium and is available to see on any daytime tour, cementing the Ryman as a stop on every Swiftie's travel bucket list. 

Ryman tour display containing Taylor Swift's black dress.
Photo by Bryan West, The Tennessean