If you have a chance, try to attend a taping of a TV show for TNN. This is a really neat experience that combines two worlds, music and television. You get to see all the behind-the-scenes workings of how a show gets put together, and an inside look at the performers.
I attended a taping of the Crook and Chase Show, a taping of Alabama's Christmas Special at the Ryman Auditorium (where I saw Martina McBride sing 'O Holy Night' acapella) and a Tracy Byrd special at the Wildhorse Saloon. Tracy Byrd even spoke to me!
I got Crook and Chase show tickets through a travel package at a travel agency, and went to the other two tapins because I knew someone who worked for TNN. Usually, though, the bigger tapings are publicized.
This is definitely a Nashville experience that you don't want to miss if you can help it.