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Kenny Chesney doesn’t sing about the things most people chase, like big houses, shiny cars, and the heady rush of fame. He sings about the things most people actually have, like shift work, two-toned Chevys, and old blue chairs rocking in the wind.
Leiper’s Fork is barely a wide spot in the road, but this village of wood-framed country cottages lures Nashville royalty with its authentic musical offerings.
Straddling the border of North Carolina and Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is renowned for its plant and animal life, as well as its finely preserved remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture.
"He’s a great example of knowing how much you can do, how much quality you can produce, within a [finite] time period, knowing that life is temporary."
Knoxville’s population—approximately 185,000—is about one-third that of Memphis and Nashville. And while Memphis claims Elvis and Nashville the Grand Ole Opry, Knoxville boasts an unlikely pair of native sons: country singer Kenny Chesney and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.