The City Paper (also known as The Nashville City Paper) was a free, weekly newspaper that served Nashville, Tennessee from November 1, 2000 to August 9, 2013.
The City Paper began publication as a daily, Monday through Friday paper on November 1, 2000, providing competition to The Tennessean, which was the only daily in town after the Nashville Banner closed in 1998. The City Paper started with a daily circulation of about 40,000 copies and was delivered free of charge to homes in the Nashville Metropolitan area. Within a month, home delivery was cut back to paid subscribers and circulation was cut to 20,000. Initially, The City Paper projected a circulation of 90,000. Source