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Country Music; a film by Ken Burns airs on BBC 4 this November

Discover the roots of 'Country Music' as documentarian Ken Burns shares his thoughts on Bristol, the Birthplace of Country, the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Nashville and more.

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Best of the Deep South with Trailfinders

Discover southern belles, sun-kissed beaches and the home of jazz and blues on this unforgettable adventure around the Deep South.

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Trailfinders United States of America

Inspirational USA holidays featuring fly drives, motorhomes, rail journeys, multi centres, escorted journeys, cruises, city breaks, beach holidays, walking and cycling.

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Vegas, Voodoo, Elvis & Chi-Town, with Bon Voyage

Four of the USA's most iconic cities, over 14 nights, with no driving!

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Chicago, Memphis & New Orleans by rail, with Bon Voyage

This triple city rail journey through the musical heart of America is sure to delight!

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Tennessee’s Must-see Music Festivals of 2019

The summer is coming, and what better way to enjoy those warm summer days (and nights) than experiencing one of Tennessee’s rockin' music festivals in 2019!

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The Soundtrack of America - Made in Tennessee

Blues, Country Music and Rock and Roll all began in Tennessee.

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Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways

Natural beauty will surround you as you travel across Tennessee taking in one of the 16 Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways.

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Tennessee Music Pathways

Tennessee Music Pathways is here to connect you to the people, places and musical genres that make Tennessee the Soundtrack of America.

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Tennessee Viewfinders for the Colorblind

The Tennessee landscape is a kaleidoscope of truly breathtaking colors. Bright greens and yellows in the spring and vivid reds and oranges in the fall, but we realized not everyone can fully experience its beauty - until now!

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Tennessee

The Volunteer State

No other place can claim to be the capital of American music like Tennessee. From the Beale Street Blues of Memphis, to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and Bristol’s historic "Bristol Sessions,” Tennessee’s musical heritage is internationally renowned. From the legendary artistry of Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, B.B. King and Johnny Cash, to modern day staples like Justin Timberlake and Kings of Leon, Tennessee’s music is embedded in the culture of the world. Whether it is country, blues, soul, gospel, jazz, Appalachian, rock, pop or any genre in between, you will find what moves and shakes you in Tennessee. Standing still is just not an option.

Tennessee is home to numerous international attractions including Graceland, Dollywood, RCA Studio B, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Tennessee Aquarium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Bristol Motor Speedway. World-famous events like Bonnaroo, America’s number one music festival, and worldchampionship barbecue cook-offs, take place in Tennessee each year. With four major cities – Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga – plus quaint, small towns and thousands of acres of great outdoors, Tennessee offers something for everyone.

 

Highlights

Tennessee features the city lights of Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville, small-town squares, barbecues, the Jack Daniel Distillery and America’s most-visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains.

State Secret

Chattanooga is nestled along the Tennessee River and is surrounded by mountains. Visitors can enjoy a revitalised riverfront, first class attractions, outdoor adventures, American Civil War history and a thriving music scene.

State Facts

Land Area: 42,000 square miles

Population: 5,700,000

State Capital: Nashville

Largest City: Memphis

Local Time: CST from Memphis to Nashville – 6 hrs behind the UK and EST in eastern part of state – 5 hrs behind the UK

Climate: Hot summers, mild winters with snow in mountains. Moderate rainfall throughout the year

Ntl Parks: Great Smoky Mountains and four others under National Parks Service administration.There are five parks

More Information

Tennessee Tourism
Tel: 01462 440784 |

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