In 2007, the U.S. Embassy invited the Fisk Jubilee Singers to the 50th anniversary of Ghana's independence, just another chapter in more than 130 years of international appearances by the famed student singing group.
Nashville is Music City, but it's also the health-care capital of the U.S., home to some 300 health-related companies. The city has more than two dozen higher education institutions including the renowned Vanderbilt University. Professional sports teams play in the heart of the downtown. The vibrant economy also draws young professionals downtown – one reason the city ranked number three on Kiplinger’s Top 10 Best Value Cities.