TESTIMONIALS

Ratings have been provided by the individuals listed. 

With the top rating being a 5, 

all ratings received have been 5-star with the exception of one 4-star rating.

 

    "Tony brings a rare combination of skills of being extremely knowledgeable about Nashville and the inter workings of the music industry. HE NEEDS NO SCRIPT! He will make you feel comfortable and can answer spontaneous questions about Nashville, the Opry and the music industry in general, both old and new because he has "been there."

Jimmy DeRamus

Silver Dollar Pawn and Jewelry - Louisiana  

Home of The History Channel's

"CAJUN PAWN STARS"

"During a recent visit to Music City, a couple of friends and I scheduled a tour of Nashville with Lawman Tours. Our guide, Tony Cochran conveyed a wealth of fun and informative knowledge in the best story telling manner that I have ever encountered! Our tour was three (or more) hours long, but the time passed so quickly! From the Grand Ole Opry to the Hermitage Hotel to the home of outlaw Jessie James to a viewing of Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood's estate - the tour keeps on giving. While I'm certain there are other touring options that one could book, I am more than certain that a better tour guide doesn't exist. If you are contemplating a trip to Nashville, I highly recommend that you contact Tony  for a tour of Music City and an experience you will never forget."

Kay McComas

Gilbert, AZ

 

     "The stories he shared were the personal stories that only an individual who had been involved would know. The stories made the stars come alive and made them appear real and human. Our group asked multiple times if he had considered writing a book with many of the stories he had because they all loved them. The information he shares makes the you feel like you are the only one who gets this type of personal inside scoop about the stars and gives you what you want...a special inside view!"

Kimberly Lynn

Director of Tourism

Goodlettsville, TN

     "Tony is extremely knowledgeable about Nashville and welcoming and friendly. His knowledge and stories about the music, film, and TV industry in Nashville are fantastic. Even though it rained, this was an amazing tour and I would highly recommend him. I can't wait until I get home to London to regale my friends and family with my now extensive range of facts. Loved it!"

Iowa Morgan

London, England

"Tony was knowledgeable and entertaining. Could not have been more considerate. Gave us exactly the tour we wanted. Expanded the time to insure completeness - We did not have to ask. Must be the best tour in Nashville."

Jane Thomas

Poole Dorset, UK 

     "I am sure there are tour guides that can provide a basic tour of Nashville, but Tony has a connection to its past, the Opry, the Ryman and numerous artists that his stories bring the venues and city to life. Tony was kind, very informative and gave us extra time. Highly recommended! Great Tour!" 

Matt Kingston

Lancaster, PA

My husband and I travel often and always take a "city tour" in new areas to understand the city. Tony's tour is by far the BEST we have ever had - well worth the fee and times from the first contact. Tony was incredibly accommodating, friendly and professional. His tour was AMAZING and he was very knowledgeable . My husband continues to brag to everyone he talks to about how great Tony's tour was. His brother has already said he wan to to to back to Nashville just to do this tour.

Carey & Karen Ragland

Perry, MO

      "Tony is a great source of information about Nashville, it's history and the music that makes it a destination! He is willing to direct his tour to your areas of interest. Everyone in our group is still talking about what a remarkable job he did.  We had a morning tour, got a days worth of information, and could have listened to him for days. We only wished we had more time to spend with him."

Russell McIntosh

Pennsylvania

 

     "Tony is the best!!! So friendly and personable! He is an incredible story teller and so knowledgeable about the city. Loved his personal experiences with so many stars! I would recommend Tony's tour to anyone traveling to Nashville, or even if you live there." 

Julie Leers 

Seattle, WA   

     "Can't say enough about how everyone loved our time with you as we listened to Nashville stories that only you could share. They were all still talking two hours later over lunch about how great your tour of Nashville was and how charming you were. Thanks for another great tour!"

Carol Collier

CC Group Services, Tuscola, IL

"Great tour, can't improve on perfect!"

Gisele Anderson

Canaan, Canada N.S.

We have been taking tours for many years around the USA and in numerous countries. This tour is no doubt one of the best tours we have ever been on. Tony is so knowledgeable of the Nashville history from the old to the new. He had personal stories of numerous events including Elvis. Tony made our trip to Nashville very special. It is a must tour. We would do it again.

Hank & Sharon Schoenbech

Scotts Valley, CA

"We were so glad that we took the tour with Tony. The man is a walking encyclopedia of country music history; he should be a Tennessee landmark. Everything about our tour was first rate, from picking us up to dropping us off at the front door tour RV. Thank you, Tony, job well done!"

Don & Ann May

Amsterdam, NY

     "We were in Nashville for a short period of time and I wanted to learn as much about the area as possible in our short time frame. Tony was excellent! He went  above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our tour. He arrived on time, vehicle was extremely clean and he exceeded our expectations. Tony is knowledgeable about the area and I feel certain we learned more during our tour than friends who have visited the area several times. Highly recommended!"

Hannah Broadwater

West Virginia

     "We had a great day seeing the sights and listening to stories from Tony who has been there and done that. Not only did he show us the many sights of Nashville, he had stories of the stars and the Nashville scene. Many personal stories of contacts with so many recording artists, I, for one lost track of who and where. We just flat out enjoyed our laid back time with Tony. Should you find yourself in Nashville and want a great introduction to further places to go for further exploration, Tony is the man. We thoroughly enjoyed out "2 hour tour" which in our case took 4 hours to see. So much to see and do."

Tom & Millie Penuel

Fargo, ND

     "Thanks for a great tour! It was a pleasure to meet you and hear all of your amazing stories. We really

enjoyed Nashville and felt that we were able to see so much in a short period of time, thanks to you."

Rachel Beaupre

Chicago, IL

"A+ rating! Highly recommend this tour. See the back streets and hear the history of the music in Nashville. Tony can tell you personal experiences that only he knows that will totally hold your interest."

Vickie & Don Crow

Amarillo, TX

"A tour unlike any other. Tony shares years of personal experiences with country legends. His personal anecdotes add color to the places you will see. Tony will pull over to allow time for pictures or restroom stops if necessary. Every minute of our 3.5 tour was packed with information. Highly recommended!"

Beal & Audry Trahan

"I found Tony to be very knowledgeable of Nashville, the music industry as well as the singers, songwriters, past and present. He is very police and his vehicle was immaculate! I would recommend Tony Cochran to anyone desiring a private tour of Nashville."

Joyce Turner & David Simmons 

Canton, GA

"Tony is an amazing gentleman with a vast knowledge of the development of music in Nashville. His acquaintance with the stars, and his stories about them are wonderful. We also learned about the history of Nashville. We highly recommend the Lawman!"

Chris & Debbie Schumacher

Oberlin, LA

 

     "Tony is very knowledgeable on the history of Nashville and has lots of interesting stories. We had a great time seeing the sights with him."

Cory Beattie

Canada

     "Tony was an outstanding host and a treasure trove of knowledge about Nashville and the entertainers that have performed over the years. A three hour tour turned into a five hour tour

because he has so much information to share."

Gerald Knapp

Carmichael, CA

     "The tour was comprehensive, insightful and laced with great stories and personal experiences."

Donald Smith & Lorraine Davis

Livingston, TX

     "Your tour was great. Lynda and I felt we lived thru parts of your history of 

Nashville people and places."

Bruce Robinson & Lynda Fenningsdorf

Vassar, MI

     "We found Tony to be very personable and because of his past experiences, it gave us an insight to the backstage life of many celebrities, along with the history of the country music scene.

He also showed us other local interesting sites."

Chris & Greg Emmons 

Canaan, CT

     "We had such a great time on the tour with Tony, we forgot about eating and drinking. Tony knows so many stories about our great country singers. Lots of information if you are interested in country music."

Helga & Theo Burger

Pleasant Mount, PA

     "We had a wonderful time! Not having been to Nashville ever before, starting our journey with this tour was The Best!"

Brian Miller

Chaska, MN

     "He exceeded all our expectations. We immediately told our day to fellow campers, who in turn set up tours with him. If you want to "learn" and enjoy Nashville, Tony is the man to see!!

Ed & Terri Mansuy

Painesville Twp, OH

     "My 2.5 hour whirl-wind tour of Nashville was super!!!!! From the moment that I was picked up from the airport to the time I was returned, the tour covered all of the high spots and provided continuous commentary. Tony's experience in the area of law enforcement, security and the Grand Ole Opry proved to be the most helpful and insightful."

C. Nelson Fritts, Jr.

Maryland

     

     "Tony was a wonderful guide. We loved listening to his stories about the various musicians he had met in his life. I would highly recommend him to everyone. I wish we had done this tour on our first day of our trip to Nashville. The autographed poster was a wonderful gift that we are going to frame and hang on a wall in our home."

Robert Friedlander

Owings Mills, MA

     

     "We would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about Nashville! It is soooo enjoyable to hear all the personal experiences!!!"

Chris & Larry McCoy

Stuart, FL

"Tony was very interesting, lots of knowledge of the Grand Ole Opry. He made it special with his stories. We will absolutely do it again and highly recommend to our friends and family."

Donna & Jerry Abele

Sidney, OH

"Highly recommended! Tony's stories, you wouldn't hear anywhere else. The time flew by!"

Cindy Hamilton

Green Cove Springs, FL

"Tony's private and most enjoyable tour of inside stories of Nashville and the stars is a "must do"....and will worth the price. You CANNOT go wrong with this one!!! Thanks, again, Tony!"

Bruce and Linda Snipes

Aiken, SC

"We were new to Nashville and Tony was referred to us. Tony did a great job introducing us to Nashville. Enjoyed every minute. Thank you!"

Larry & Sandy Russ 

DeLand, FL

 

"Excellent tour. Great commentary on historical sites and events."

Clayton & Nancy Art

Henderson, NV

 

"Tony Cochran is a Nashville treasure. He provided an incredible amount of information on the tour, based on his extensive experience working in the security field for many years and is clearly someone that the Nashville celebrity community loves and respects."

Robert S. Austin

San Diego, CA

"Tony is wonderful. The tour took you places you would never see on a normal bus tour. He is full of stories about his experience in the Nashville area. We really enjoyed every minute of our time with him."

Gayle Bolduc

Salem, NH

"This tour not only gives you the highlights of Nashville, but shows you a lot of the things you would not see on your normal bus tour. Especially enjoyed the personal stories of the encounters Tony had with a number of the stars. Tony could and should write a book."

Ron & Nancy Bourgeois

Northville, MI

"Your tour was very informative and entertaining. Your knowledge of Nashville and its entertainers was very enlightening. We thoroughly enjoyed out time learning about "Music City" and would recommend you to our friends and family."

Bob & Wendy Chambers

Statesboro, GA

"We enjoyed the personal touch the tour. Tony's experiences with the stars brings everything to life.

We enjoyed seeing the history as well."

Clayton & Linda Clarke

Poland, ME

"We enjoyed our tour with Tony. He was a wealth of knowledge of stars and of Nashville.

We would recommend you try this tour with Tony. You won't be disappointed."

Randall & Norma Jean DeMott

Mt. Dpora. FL

 

I would recommend this tour if you want to know about the country stars with some very informative stories. Great tour!

Vern & June Gauthier

Williamsburg, MI

"We so enjoyed out tour with Tony. Not only did we see the sights, but to hear all the stories Tony told us, made us feel we were there with him.  Feel we saw places we would not have seen with any other tour."

Deb Ferry

Deland, FL

"Wonderful tour. Very informative. Tony who was punctual and vehicle comfortable, made us see the human side of Nashville stars. Would recommend."

Yvette Gaultier

Manitoba, Canada

"I've lived in Nashville area for 30 years and never taken the time to find out all that the area offers. Thank you for your very informative and entertaining stories and tour. Thanks you also for taking us past the "Nashville Murals". It was really appreciated."

Karen Geibig

Hendersonville, TN

"Mr. Cochran gave a very interesting and knowledgeable tour of Nashville and the surrounding area. His experience in law enforcement and the country music industry are numerous and fun. Don't let some millie nillie take you on a tour reading from a script. Let the adult in Nashville, The Lawman, take you for a tour you will not forget."

Rob & Sandy Godbee

Kathleen, GA

 

"Tony definitely knows the history of Nashville. I would recommend doing this tour to anyone who wants "the inside info". It was also educational and informative with his personal experience to complete the package."

Guy & Holly

Abilene, TX

"The tour was great! Very much liked your personal experience stories. Thanks Tony!"

Jim & Veronica Irwin

Battle Lake, MN

"Outstanding tour! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to get an in-depth look at the history of Nashville. Tony is extremely knowledgeable, polite, considerate and makes everyone feel at ease. A true professionals. I would strongly recommend this tour to anyone."

Roger Hargrove

Middleburg, FL

"Tony’s tour is unique for his knowledge of Nashville history and his personal contacts with famous performers. Enjoyed his stories. Enjoyed the tour very much and highly recommended."

A & J Marshall

Centerville, OH

"We had a great time! It was like riding around Nashville with an old friend. The knowledge of historical facts that you have are amazing, but the personal stories really make this tour special. We enjoyed out time with you and hope to see you again."

Bruce & Deb Mollenkopf

Albuquerque, NM

"Fantastic tour! Tony was such a joy to us! His knowledge of the city, not only about country music, but history of Nashville and all the areas to see. His experience as a police officer, stories of security at the Opry, etc. was fascinating. Cannot wait to come to Nashville again and tour with Tony!"

Jerry & Phyllis Miller

Yantis, TX

"Tony did an excellent job on the history and his personal experiences in Nashville. We really enjoyed hearing about his security jobs he had with Elvis and at the Grand Ole Opry. We highly recommend this personal tour with Tony in his comfortable Lincoln Town Car."

Jack & Dawn Neveau

Dewey, AZ

"We really enjoyed hearing your personal stories about the country music stars. Being able to stop at the Barber Shop, Hermitage Hotel, and park for a closer look enhanced the trip. Your flexibility to arrange the tour to meet our need was appreciated."

Rob & Robin Neyer

Salem, SC

"The one on one personal tour is a great way to see Nashville. We would recommend it to anyone who likes to sit back and enjoy the city. Tony is very knowledgeable about the Nashville area and the music scene. Tony doesn't just drop music artist's names, but tells you stories about them that makes you feel like they are genuinely nice people."

Chris & Diane Oldham

Oldtown, ID

"I felt safe and secure, relaxed and entertained."

Terry & Paula Patton

Taylorville, IL

"Our first trip to Nashville. Your tour showed us that there's more than downtown and music. Really enjoyed the history and your personal stories. You gave us a better appreciation of Nashville in the past, present and future. Your tour gave us a base on how to really see Nashville."

Jim & Paula Pursley

Ponta Gorda, FL

"We recommend this tour to anyone visiting Nashville. Tony was extremely knowledgeable about stars, past and present. We learned things we didn't know. Told funny and sad stories about country stars."

Bob & Joyce Redfern

Florence, OR

"Best tour we have ever taken. Tony showed and explained things that other tours don't. Tony's 25 years with the police department gives him a lot of information and facts to tell about."

Eugene & Marilyn Ross

Phillipsburg, KS

"The tour is excellent! Tony will go out of his way to cover items of interest not included in the tour"

Edward & Stacia Summers

London, OH

"This was a top notch personalized tour. Tony's background and longevity in Nashville adds so much more to the whole experience. We highly recommend this tour! You won't be disappointed."

Larry & Phyllis Tennison

Bennington, NE

 

"Best tour in town! Tony has so much inside experiences from being on the job. Highly recommend this tour - You will not be disappointed!"

Bruce & Tammy Trefz

Paris, IL

"We truly enjoyed out tour with Tony Cochran, during out first visit to Nashville. So many stories about his personal adventures with so many music stars. He knows the Nashville area inside and out and all the little things that made the tour so special to us. He's an excellent driver and his car was immaculate! Thanks for the memories, Tony!"

Connie & Randy Russ

Alexandria, MN

"Tony did an excellent job. He picked us up promptly at our campground. I would recommend getting Tony's tour before anything else because he gives you such a great in depth explanation of the city and its history. Tony is very polite, has a great speaking voice and holds your attention during his talking. We highly recommend Tony as your personal tour guide. Oh, did I mention, his car is very comfortable and he provided bottles of water."

Rosemary & Charles Vaughn

Crestview, FL

"So enjoyed the personal touch and stories of the "stars" - it was a most enjoyable tour. He was great!"

Nancy Allen & Claudia Vining

Boyton Beach, FL

"We enjoyed out tour very much! Tony was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot of things most people do not know. We were able to see sights in areas we would have never thought about!"

Carl & Mary Yates, Kinsey Noakes

Dardanelle, AR

"Tony was amazing! We enjoyed every minute. He has great stories/facts to go along with the locations. We were able to stop and photograph wherever we wanted. We would "highly" recommend doing a tour with Lawman Tony!"

Mitch & Theresa Shindelbower

Box Elder, SD

 

"The best tour we've ever had! You don't get the personal stories anywhere else. I would highly recommend taking this tour. Very prompt, informative, friendly and accommodating."

Peggy Ingram & Ray Dykstra

Bloomington, IL 

"We could have never seen as much on our own. We would not have known what a lot of the places were without this tour."

Dennis Boston 

Phillipsburg, MO

 

"Tony is the best! We enjoyed the entire tour. His breadth of knowledge coupled with his vast history of working and living in Nashville was awesome!"

David and Nancy Stewart,

Ocala, FL

 

"It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Tony is a great storyteller and very knowledgeable about Nashville history. It's fun to hear stories about the personalities who made Nashville famous."

Steve & Charlene Schiefenstein

Tallassee, AL 

"Tony was very professional and knowledgeable. He shared many great stories and showed us some really great places. We really enjoyed seeing that country stars are just normal people, living with normal people in regular neighborhoods."

Richard & Pam Fortuna

Wadsworth, OH

"We were totally impressed by Tony's knowledge and professionalism. Would definitely recommend taking a tour with Tony. It was well worth every penny."

Bill & Eleanor Gorman

Mount Joy, PA b

"Tony's knowledge of Nashville and its' surrounding area is top notch. All the details of the stars private lives was so very interesting. We especially enjoyed the entertainment quips that went on back stage of the Grand Ole Opry. We appreciated Tony's knowledge of the statues in the city and recommending places to eat."

Allen & Carol Knack

Clinton, OH

Great tour, even the second time around. Perfect, just like it is! Love the personal input and vast knowledge of the area. Out neice, Julie, enjoyed her introduction to Nashville thru your tour. It was nice spending time with you again!

Bruce & Deb Mollenkopf

Albuquerque, NM

Tony has a wealth of personal stories and first-hand information regarding Nashville and its' history. He is also abn accomplished story teller and brings it all together to make for a fun and informative tour. Definitely recommend!

James Rose

New Carlisle, OH 

Perfect introduction to Nashville. Tony has many insightful memories of celebrities and venues that bring out the character of this unique city. His personal stories reveal heart and soul of the people he connected within his life.

David & Susan Johnson

Pittsboro, NC

Tony's tour was the highlight of our trip to Nashville. He has a great knowledge of the city, its history and of course, the music industry. Tony took his time, told great stories, and answered all of our questions.

Cindi Sigshee

Trinity, TX

You did a great job telling your experiences, it was almost overload trying to digest all of the information you were giving us. 

Scott & Michelle Rains

Arkansas City, KA

Can't improve on perfection! Wonderful tour! Well worth the money and the time! Tony was so informative and knew what he was talking about. We saw so much and would have missed everything had we not taken the tour. Tony was so accommodating to all of out needs. Thank you again for a wonderful time!!!

Sam & Susan Baron

Midland , TX

Tony was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and took the time to show and explain the places of interest. He had first hand knowledge of the people and places he took you to. He stopped many times so we could take pictures. Very thorough and very much enjoyed it.

Debra Lemire

Weare, NH

The tour was great, we are still seeing benefits as we do things in the Nashville and Goodlettsville area.

Barbara Young

Palm Desert, CA

Tony, a tour guide with a lot of life experience. He loves Nashville and likes to share that. We received a lot of information about the music business, people, the city and history. More than we expected! He's old school, not rush, rush.....so, book a tour with him and enjoy!

Petra Auth-Menna & Claus Menna

Houston, TX & Ravensburg, Germany

I was born in Nashville and was aware of a lot of the history. Tony Cochran was able to provide a lot more to the history, makeup of Nashville, and the Grand Ole Opry. Well done!

Ronald S Hall 

Colorado Springs, CO

 

This was an outstanding tour! Tony's knowledge of the Nashville area and his personal experiences in law enforcement and as security for the country/western singers, makes this for fascinating and fun....because he was there! We only had 1 day to spend in Nashville and we're so thankful we spent it with Tony. The only thing that would have made it better would be if Garth Brooks had been sitting in the front seat. Don't miss this tour!!!

Paula Pugh

Fredericksburg, TX

 

A wonderful tour! Tony's perspective as security for the stars and venues is so great. His stories made the Nashville Music Scene real. Best value tour ever!

Harriet & Wally Balmer

Tacoma, WA

We took your tour on October 5, 2020. It was one of the most informative and best tours we've ever been on. Every street we were on, you had a story to tell. So much information about the places and people you have worked with and known. Your tour was highly recommended by everyone who has taken it. We thoroughly enjoyed it. You should write a book.

Pace & JoAnn Mimms

  Powhatan, VA