From blues in the west to bluegrass in the east to country-western in the centre, we love Tennessee for its distinctive musical heritage. Listen to guitar picking in Nashville, the country music capital of the world, or feel the beat of the blues in Memphis, the birthplace of rock `n roll. No matter where you go, the rhythm will guide your holiday in Tennessee.
The 'Show that Made Country Music Famous', the Grand Ole Opry, has been broadcasting country music concerts and radio broadcasts every week since 1925. This is the birthplace and the spiritual home of country music. Some of the biggest stars in country western music have performed here, including artists like Alison Kraus, Kelly Pickler, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and Keith Urban.
Sun Studio is where Elvis Presley launched his career. Take the guided tour around the studio that birthed rock `n roll, then take the free shuttle to Graceland. This white-columned mansion is the famous kingdom of Elvis. Explore the exhibits at this spectacular mansion, seeing Elvis's records, his movies, and a collection of gifts fans sent him during his years as The King. If you love cars, stroll the tree-lined street and see his collection of more than 33 vehicles, including his famous pink Cadillac.
If you haven't had a taste of this Tennessee specialty, your holiday to Tennessee is your chance. The Jack Daniel Distillery is the oldest registered distillery in the USA. The fascinating tour exhibits the history of this charcoal-mellowed whiskey and you get a chance to taste Tennessee's most iconic spirit.
Mystical blue mist enshrouds the peaks of Great Smokey Mountains. Beneath these mists the national park straddles the ridgeline of the mountains. This is the most visited national park in the USA. Whether you want to hike 800 miles of scenic trails, horseback ride the equestrian trails to see rushing mountain streams and waterfalls, or see wildlife like 240 species of birds, black bears, elk, and deer, your holiday in Tennessee should include a trip to these magnificent mountains.