1. If you collect vinyl, then you’re S.O.L.
Sure, Nashville is home to United Records Pressing, which has pressed records for artists such as The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Jack White, Justin Timberlake, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Radiohead, and The Black Keys. But let’s be honest — who’s ever heard of them anyway? Truth is, Nashville not only hosts the largest vinyl pressing plant in the United States, it’s also home to Jack White’s Third Man Records as well as Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, a record store that played a prominent role in the recognition and growth of independent record stores. This would later influence the third Saturday of April as Record Store Day, which is when a bunch of pretentious hipsters congregate and fight over the crackle and pop of their favorite albums.
Nice try, Nashville. But everyone knows vinyl is only good for stacking on bookshelves next to rows of novels you passionately recommend but have never actually read.