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Songs About Tennessee, The Volunteer State


Tennessee has 9 state songs with the most popular being "Tennessee Waltz" by Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King. The song was a national hits several times by different artists: Pee Wee King (1948), Patti Page (1950), Guy Lombardo (1951), Les Paul & Mary Ford (1951), Jo Stafford (1951), Spike Jones (1951), Fontaine Sisters (1951) and Sam Cooke (1964). It also became a country music standard. Other state songs include "My Home, Tennessee" by Neil Grayson Taylor and Roy Lamont Smith, "When It's Iris Time in Tennessee" by Willa Waid Newman, "Rocky Top" by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, "Tennessee" by Vivian Rorie and "The Pride of Tennessee" by Congdon, Thomas Vaughn and Carol Elliott.

Tennessee's heritage goes back to various Native American tribes including Paleo, Cherokee, Muscogee and Yuchi. Spanish settlers found the region in the 16th century then the land was ruled by the British in the 18th century. President Teddy Roosevelt credited the Watauga Association for setting up the first independent government in America, which oversaw Tennessee prior to the American Revolution. Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 17th state in 1796. It was the birthplace of President Andrew Jackson and home of many popular music performers such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. Nashville became established as the country music capitol of the world following the success of the Grand Ole Opry, which was founded in 1925. It's a weekly concert that has been broadcast on radio since the 1920s.

Tennessee Here's To Old Tennessee (Down The Field) by The Pride of the Southland Band
Tennessee by Arrested Development
My Tennessee Mountain Home by Dolly Parton
Tennessee by Carl Perkins
Memphis by Chuck Berry, also Lonnie Mack, Johnny Rivers
Tennessee by Shawn Colvin
Tennessee Flat Top Box by Johnny Cash, also Rosanne Cash
A Tennessee Bicentennial Rap by Joan Hill Hanks
Tennessee Jed by The Grateful Dead
Back To Tennessee by Billy Ray Cyrus
Tennessee by Hank Williams Jr.
Tennessee by Glen Campbell
Me and Tennessee by Tim McGraw & Gwyneth Paltrow
Tennessee by The Charlie Daniels Band
Tennessee Waltz by Sam Cooke
Tennessee by Jan & Dean
Tennessee Rose by Emmylou Harris
Tennessee Square by Whiskeytown
Tennessee Line by Daughtry
Tennessee Stud by Johnny Cash
Tennessee Girl by Sammy Kershaw
Tennessee by Sugarland
Tennessee by New Found Glory
Tennessee Homesick Blues by Dolly Parton
Tennessee by American Aquarium
Tennessee River by Alabama
Tennessee by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Tennessee by Colt Ford
Tennessee Christmas by Danny Gokey
Tennessee Pusher by Old Crow Medicine Show
Tennessee by The Wreckers
Wabash Cannonball by Roy Acuff
Tennessee by Gillian Welch
Tennessee Whiskey by Jason Bolan & The Stragglers
Tennessee Spirit On The Hill by Pride of the Southland Band









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