Nashville, TN

2019-12-03T13:46:39-08:00October 10th, 2019|Tennesee|

Nashville is the capital, and some would say the heart of Tennessee.  The population of around 700,000 swells with tourists who come for the music, the food and the party attitude.

Johnny Cash in Nashville

2019-12-02T19:49:19-08:00October 7th, 2019|Tennesee|

Johnny Cash (1932-2003) is Mike's favorite singer, so we definitely had to spend a few hours in the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. Raised by cotton farmers during the Great Depression, he learned how to [...]

Sun Records in Memphis

2015-11-21T16:05:43-08:00November 7th, 2015|Tennesee|

Sun Records, an unassuming brick building in Memphis, TN, was founded by Sam Phillips, who discovered and first recorded Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.   That's why it's [...]

Graceland in Memphis, TN

2015-11-21T09:22:46-08:00November 6th, 2015|Tennesee|

There are about 600,000 visitors a year to Graceland, which is owned by his only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.  The name Graceland comes from the prior owner's Aunt Grace.  The main house is about 10,000 [...]

MLK and National Civil Rights

2015-11-20T23:14:28-08:00November 5th, 2015|Tennesee|

The Lorraine Motel in Memphis was one of the few hotels for blacks in Memphis.  Famous guests included Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole and BB King.  It was where Dr. Martin Luther King [...]

Memphis Blues

2015-11-17T17:57:59-08:00November 4th, 2015|Tennesee|

Memphis really turns on some unique southern bluesy charm when the sun goes down and the lights come up on Beale Street.  We were there mid week and it was absolutely rocking with band after [...]