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Kenny Chesney talks beaches, meat-and-threes, and Nashville neighborhoods

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, Tennessee: Music City’s country cousin

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.
Memphis, Tennessee

Traveling to Memphis? Here’s what to eat and do

This Mississippi River city offers more than Elvis and top-notch ribs. You’ll also find a wealth of civil rights history, hip bars, and one of the country’s largest urban parks.

Street Smart: Downtown Collierville, Tennessee

Just east of Memphis lies a town seemingly right out of mid-century America. The shady park, community bandstand, and fifties classics wafting from storefront speakers evoke nostalgia, but downtown Collierville is anything but dated.

Independent Spirit

Hugely successful author Ann Patchett just penned her seventh novel, Commonwealth, which spans fifty years and sprawls from California to Virginia, telling the story of a blended family marked by tragedy. She takes us inside her Nashville bookstore.

Ancient Mountains: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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.

Barbecue Bastion

A champion pitmaster offers a taste of Memphis’s smokin’ hot barbecue scene
Speech-Arrested Development

Why Arrested Development wouldn’t exist without Prince

"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."

Weekend Getaway: Knoxville, Tennessee

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.
Franklin, Tennessee

Destination: Franklin, Tennessee

Twenty miles south of Nashville, Franklin’s downtown is lined with boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and specialty shops, with scarcely a chain store in sight.

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