Look, I'm not sure what Florida's data really prove other than that we're a small city with a big music business — and maybe it demonstrates why Nashville dominates Grammy voting — but at least he acknowledges all the talented folks making diverse strains of music in our little town. The real headline is that some of them (many with college degrees, apparently) are here by choice, not just because they were born here. Plus, y'know, it beats Atlanta.
Of course, few locals would have imagined inoffensive crossover acts such as Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum would serve notice of the town's musical resurrection — a thaw in Dale Watson hostilities was the real clue — and we've been doing fine with our music and floods and whatnot without any national attention, thanks.
Still, it would be a nice coup to move the Grammys to Music City one of these years. Maybe we'll find out what kind of muscle Nashville's Grammy voting block really has.