Like the states of Georgia, Virginia, and Arkansas, Tennessee has left an impact on American history as the home of three past presidents. History buffs should plan their own trip around the Volunteer State to see where past great leaders have walked before the next election! Andrew Jackson, 7th Born March 15, 1767 on the border between North and South Carolina, Andrew … [Read more...] about Tennessee’s Presidential Landmarks
The Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival was founded in 2015 over two days in Franklin, Tennessee. The music festival is held at Harlinsdale Farm, a nearly 200-acre horse farm from the 1900s. Kevin Griffin, a Franklin resident and musician from Better Than Ezra, is one of the founders. Two-day admission is around $200 while VIP admission is $1,000. The Musicians at … [Read more...] about A First Timer’s Guide to Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Festival
Located across the street from the famed Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee is the National Museum of African American Music. The state-of-the-art facility finally highlights the significant role the Black community played in what we consider to be American music. While the museum is in the Music City, known for its ties to country music, it actually spans … [Read more...] about Visiting the National Museum of African American Music
If you want to get into a war of words, get into the Nashville vs. Memphis debate. They have very different atmospheres for visitors and are set on opposite sides of the state. Both Tennessee cities played an important role in American music and are located on a large river. Both destinations are also known for their cuisines, notably dishes like ribs and hot chicken. If … [Read more...] about Nashville vs. Memphis: Who Does It Better?
Walk the Line tells the often-tragic story of music legend Johnny Cash, including his rise to fame, years of substance misuse, and love story with June Carter. The movie won an Academy Award for performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, both of whom led their vocal talents. It also used the real-life places where the "Man in Black" performed. Walk the … [Read more...] about Walk the Line Filming Locations to Visit