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How You Can Help Support Nashville's Economy in the Wake of COVID-19

From cool merchandise to direct donations, keep the Music City #NashvilleStrong

Even though #NashvilleStrong was first used as a way to bring people together to support those affected by the devastating tornadoes in early March—and you can see those efforts here—it directly applies to Nashvillians' attitudes during this COVID-19 crisis. We are all in this together, and are supporting each other the best way we can.

That also applies to the local economy—we love our local businessses and offer ways to support museums, attractions and retail outlets here—and of course, you can support your favorite businesses in the same way. 

Musical Must-Haves

The newest museum in town, which opened just a few weeks before the tornadoes came through Nashville, is the Glen Campbell Museum. It's packed to the gills with his guitars, records, stage clothes and personal effects, and you could spend hours watching performance videos and excepts from "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour."

Stock up on duds at the Glen Campbell Museum's online store. (Courtesy Glen Campbell Museum)
Stock up on duds at the Glen Campbell Museum's online store. (Courtesy Glen Campbell Museum)

Until you're able to visit it in person, you can grab some goodies from the online store; shipping is free on all orders—there's no minumum. You can also get a deal for that future visit: gift cards are now half off.

Many count the Country Music Hall of Fame as a bucket-list Nashville attraction (it is), but equally as engaging is the Musicians Hall of Fame, which celebrates not only the CMA, ACT and Grammy Award-winning stars in the spotlight, but the back-up singers, songwriters and others behind the scenes.

Until you're able to visit again—you can buy tickets for future visits to the Musicians Hall of Fame here—check out the many options in the online store.

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Teach your tots about fashion at a young age—dress 'em in this Johnny Cash onesie. (Courtesy The Johnny Cash Museum)

The Johnny Cash Museum is ranked as the best music museum in the world by Forbes, Conde Nast, and National Geographic Traveler. If you've been there, you know why. If not, see for yourself once social distancing is a thing of the past.

Until then, enjoy a little retail therapy in its online store, where you can find everything from vinyl to jewelry to clothes for the whole family—Fido included.

Atop The Johnny Cash Museum is a gem of a museum dedicated to the life and music of Patsy Cline. We'll always love visiting, but while we can't, head to the online store to get our fix of everything Patsy. Particularly fun is the housewares section, with aprons, oven mitts, coasters and more.

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An apron and oven mitt from the Patsy Cline Museum just makes cooking more delightful. (Courtesy Patsy Cline Museum)

Great Gear

Even though we may not be wearing the best of our wardrobe at home, we still need a great pair of boots to kick around in. There's never been a better time to check out the selection at Nashville Boot Co.—take your time and leisurely peruse all the options online.

Support all things goat-related when you don apparel from Shenanigoats. Perhaps a GoaTee or hat? Or, be ready for the time social activities are OK again—purchase a gift certficate for a future goat yoga class.

Show off your pride for the city with a cap, T-shirt and sports apparel from The Nash Collection. There are goodies galore here—also find bandanas for your dog, flags for your home and great pieces of jewelry. Find out more about the brand on its Facebook page.

The team behind Nashville institution J. Michaels Clothiers offers a more casual brand perfect for the guy who's working from home, but still wants to look his best. Check out the premium denim and heritage-based provisions that puts Haymakers & Co. high atop our list.

A Nashville Original

The Goo Goo Cluster was born in Nashville. Countless versions of the candy exist, but the original, made with milk chocolate, caramel, peanuts and marshmallow nougat is still one of the most popular today. Find out what version you favor after a visit to the Goo Goo Shop's online store. Perhaps a care pack is in order?

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Go gaga over Goo Goo Clusters. (©Katie Jacobs)

Donation Station

Some of Nashville's most serene and historic experiences don't have online stores to partake of. Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, for example, features a Georgian mansion (now a museum) set amid 55 acres of dramatic horitculture and meandering trails. Click here for ways to support this treasure.

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage was the home of the nation's seventh president. It's been restored to the year of Jackson's retirement, 1837, and when open allows visitors access to the mansion, slave cabins and the Jackson family tomb. Help to keep the history alive here

Do your part to keep the diversity of animal species abundant for generations to come with a donation to the Nashville Zoo. Donations to the nonprofit go towards the completion of the veterinary center, breeding programs, habitat protection, research and feeding the animals. 

Wine Please!

Are virtual happy hours calling your name? Be ready with a bottle of wine from the Belle Meade Winery. Shipping is currently half off, so now's the time to stock up. Who couldn't use a little more wine in a time of crisis?

Arrington Vineyards is also currently offering 50 percent off of shipping. The winery, owned by Kix Brooks, quickly became one of the most lauded in the area shortly after its 2007 opening, in particular for its Syrah vintages. Those who join the wine club receive free shipping on 12 bottles or more, plus many other benefits.

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Kix Brooks is the man behind Arrington Vineyards. (Courtesy Arrington Vineyards)