Don’t despair if you’re a fan of the hit TV series, Nashville. The show may be nearing the end of its sixth and final season, but the city where it’s set remains a massive draw for music fans. Better still, Nashville becomes even more easily accessible in May, when British Airways begins non-stop flights to “Music City” from London.

Famed as the home of country music, Nashville offers visitors a chance to hear live bands in honky-tonk bars and even catch a performance at the legendary Grand Ole Opry.

To get the most of travelling all the way to the Deep South, North America travel specialist Bon Voyage recommends pairing Nashville with its party-loving regional sibling, New Orleans.

As well as taking in the Big Easy’s key attractions, including Graceland (Elvis Presley’s former home), the French Quarter and a trip on a paddle steamer, the suggested 10-night self-drive takes in elegant plantation homes and the chance to sample hearty Cajun cuisine. The holiday costs from £1,895 per person, including non-stop flights (into Nashville, out of New Orleans) from London, quality accommodation (room-only basis), car rental, some sightseeing and a personalised road-book with detailed directions and travel tips.

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