NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The friendly skies over Nashville International Airport cover a terminal promoting the city's best known product: music.
The airport, celebrating its 75th anniversary, markets Music City USA everywhere.
McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has its slot machines. Nashville International salutes guitars, honky-tonks and singers.
Near an escalator, a sign for Nashville's downtown honky-tonk area proclaims: "LIVE MUSIC all day & night. NEVER a cover charge."
The honky-tonks, in fact, even get a plug because of escalator repairs at the airport. A cardboard cutout of a smiling fellow in a brown cowboy hat and boots includes this assertion: "This (area) is closed, but the honky-tonks are open."
Tootsie's, Nashville's most famous nightspot, actually has a satellite site in the airport.
The terminal blares recorded greetings from country music celebrities.