I am travelling from South Africa and planning a trip to the USA next year Sep / Oct. I would like some advice please. We (3 of us) have identified Chicago and Washington DC as places we would really like to see. We would like add a third destination as well - and we are looking for an authentic country music type / feel town in the USA. We wouldn't like to go to typical touristy places where you get ripped of on second grade music, food and experiences. Which towns / cities would you recommend I add on the itinerary? We plan to fly into Washington DC, afterwards fly to the "country destination" and then on to Chicago by plane.
Will appreciate your suggestions!