Here’s the thing: we love Tennessee and think it’s the best place ever. Which is why we found 10 reasons to bolster your state pride, a few things that you may not be thinking of when you first bring the Volunteer State to mind.
10. Your sweet tooth should thank us.
Dippin' Dots were introduced at Opryland USA in the late 80's, AND we're home to Little Debbie's and the first combination candy bar.
9. Biscuits. Done.
Need we say more?
8. We emphasize family.
Because it's truly what matters.
7. We're great at directing church traffic.
Not because we want to, mainly because we have too..
6. We're great at all kind of festivals.
Bonnaroo? Strawberry Festival? RC Cola + Moon Pie Festival? We've got them all.
5. Our kids are killer.
See number eight. We invest in those littles...
4. We make careers.
Name a music artist; we can point them to Nashville. They've been here - we made them.
3. We're the Hollywood of the South
Um, yes. Nicole Kidman makes her home here, as does Kelly Clarkson and every country song you've ever known and loved.
2. Music. Any kind of music.
Doesn't matter the genre, music has a voice in Tennessee.
1. Hot chicken, anyone?
We have zero words. And we'd like 10 glasses of water, please!
Have at it, dear ones – let us know why YOU are proud of Tennessee in the comments!