International Country Music Day is September 17th, and these days we could all use nostalgic sounds and relatable stories to get us through bad times (and good). But if you want to follow Tim McGraw’s advice and live like you were dying, then hop in that truck and make your way to one of 2021’s Best Cities for Country Music Fans.

Lawn Starter ranked over 180 of the biggest U.S. cities across five key factors that make up a strong country music scene. In each city, they looked at the number of country radio stations, concerts, and performance venues. They also gauged the size of the local fandom base and Google search trends and availability of museums dedicated to the genre. How does Birmingham stack up?

Birmingham’s Rank for Some Key Metrics (1 = Best)

  • Country Music Museums per 100,000 Residents - 17th

  • Country Music Concert Venues per 100,000 Residents - 72nd

  • Country Music Concerts/Events per 100,000 Residents - 9th

  • Number of Country Music Radio Stations - 11th

  • Overall Ranking - 8th

The full ranking can be found here.