Annie Ierardi works from home in a Nashville, Tennessee, building that’s adding apartments as waves of young workers flock to a city flush with jobs, music and ambition. Amid noise and disruption, she can’t imagine leaving.
Country-music history could be up for sale as the owner of the Grand Ole Opry, the showcase that’s hosted everyone from Johnny Cash to Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood, is pushed to weigh its options.
Gaylord Entertainment Co., owner of country music’s Grand Ole Opry, fell the most in a year after the worst flooding in a half-century closed the Opryland resort in Tennessee and the company withdrew its 2010 profit forecast.
Marriott International Inc., the largest publicly traded U.S. lodging chain, agreed to buy Gaylord Entertainment Co.’s hotel brand and management company for $210 million to expand its convention business.
Nashville and Davidson County , Tennessee , home of country music’s Grand Ole Opry , is selling $575 million in bonds two weeks after being warned of a possible credit downgrade after the worst flood in a half-century.