After two years here, I can say without doubting too much that shootings are happening in Nashville almost every frigging day.
Nashville is a firm Democrat bastion. If my google-fu was not incorrect, we are talking at least 70 uninterrupted years of Democrat mayors and the city is about to get a new Democrat (I believe the Republicans no longer bother to try). When I lived there in the early 80s, the Downtown/Broadway area was blocks of cheap honky-tonks, hookers and building after building abandoned and in danger of collapsing. After what I guess has been a lot of investment, now it is populated with plastic version of old honky-tonks, new hookers, and flashy lures that attracts tourists.
and what about the real bad parts of town? Well, the little I have seen they have not improved, and they have expanded. My old hangouts and neighborhoods where nothing ever happened have, last I checked collected at least a couple of murders and lord knows how many assorted crimes, violent and otherwise in the last year alone.
Nashville is a shithole covered in rhinestones and a made-in-China cowboy hat just as fake as the new generation of “Country” artists it serves as base.