The Nashville Sounds are a minor league baseball team of the Pacific Coast League and the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. They are located in Nashville, Tennessee, and are named for the city's association with the music industry. The team plays its home games at First Tennessee Park which is partially located on the former site of the historic Sulphur Dell ballpark. The Sounds previously played at Herschel Greer Stadium from its opening in 1978 until the end of the 2014 season.
Established as a Double-A team of the Southern League in 1978, the Sounds were replaced by a Triple-A American Association team in 1985. The Triple-A Sounds carried on the history of the Double-A team that preceded it. The Sounds later joined the PCL in 1998. The team has served as a farm club for seven major league franchises. A total of 25 managers have led the club and its more than 1,000 players. As of the completion of the 2014 season, the team has played in 5,301 regular season games and compiled a win–loss record of 2,728–2,573.
The team fielded in 1980 was recognized as one of the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time.