Bowling Green is a city in Kentucky in the United States. It is the seat of Warren County. As of 2012, its population of 60,600 made it the third-most-populous city in the state after Louisville and Lexington; its metropolitan area had an estimated population of 162,231; and the combined statistical area it shares with Glasgow has an estimated population of 215,000.
Founded by pioneers in 1798, Bowling Green was the provisional capital of Confederate Kentucky during the American Civil War. The city was the inspiration for the 1967 Everly Brothers song "Bowling Green"; and today it is the home of numerous manufacturers including General Motors and Fruit of the Loom. The Bowling Green Assembly Plant has been the source of all Chevrolet Corvettes built since 1981. Bowling Green is also home to the state's second-largest public university, Western Kentucky University. In 2014, Forbes Magazine listed Bowling Green as one of the Top 25 Best Places to Retire in the United States.