There’s a sense among longtime Nashvillians that something authentic is being lost — or at least threatened — as the city grows. Candidates for mayor have been pushed to protect what makes Nashville special. So WPLN asked each candidate what is "authentic Nashville..."
When pressed, at-large Metro councilwoman Megan Barry names music as what binds the city.
“That music starts with gospel and blues, and country and rock, so I think if there was something authentic about Nashville, I think it would be the music," Barry says.