Too often Tennessee gets lumped in with the southern states, completely forgotten because of its geographical location. But Tennesseans have a slow burning pride that has lasted throughout history, giving it a unique edge a a solid place in American society.
25) Wine in a grocery store? Not a thing.
We've still got dry counties, ya'll
24) Running into celebrities is overrated
So what if we buy milk next to Carrie Underwood? Normal.
23) If you ask a Tennessean for a coke, they'll answer with a question right back - which kind?
Down here in the south, 'soda' is synonymous with the popular brand name.
22) You best not blink an eye at the Confederate flag
The widely disputed flag is a sign of camaraderie and brotherhood in the south, and that's something to take pride in - settle down and have some sweet tea.
21) This may be a land of musicians, but country is king.
Tennessee is the recording home for rappers, rock stars and folk writers alike, but the heart of the state will always beat for country.
20) Opening day for deer season is pretty much a statewide holiday
Do we even have to explain this one?
19) Dollywood is GREAT
Don't scoff at this east state amusement park - Tennesseans are nothing if not loyal. To their state AND to Dolly.
18) Just start talkin' and they'll know whether you're from East, West or Middle Tennessee
One state, three types of people.
17) Fried chicken? Nah. HOT chicken.
Tennesseans stand by Nashville in their love for hot chicken. Not that regular friend chicken isn't fantastic - you can find plenty of it here, too.
16) Of course you're in the MUSIC business
Down here, musicians are a dime a dozen. Welcome to Tennessee.
15) You say whiskey, we say: Jack.
Hailing from Lynchburg, TN you will have no shortage of Jack Daniel's.
14) Krystal beats White Castle hands down.
There's no question about it.
13) Orange is the best color
Despite popular belief? Tennesseans believe orange looks good on everybody.
12) Only tourists walk Lower Broadway
This may be where the string of honkytonks and kitschy bars are in Nashville, but you won't find a local unless they're working the counter.
11) If you're asked where your membership is? They mean church.
It's the buckle of the bible belt, after all.
10) Tennesseans are bbq snobs because they've got Memphis.
Want some good dry rub? Head to the city of the blues.
9) Nashville, Smashville. Tennessee loves their Predators.
And they know every hockey chant. Ever.
8) Bless your heart doesn't always mean what you think it means, Yank
Tennesseans are just putting up with your stupidity at this point - you poor thing.
7) Snow? You mean, APOCALYPSE?!
Most of the state will shut down if met with snow. It's not that Tennesseans don't know how to deal with it - actually, yeah. The weather pretty much awesome most of the time they don't have to deal with it. Snow = snow days. End of story.
6) Being called a, "Yankee" isn't a compliment.
Come on now, why would it be? Welcome to the south.
5) Tax free weekend? You mean, best weekend ever!
The month of August is pretty much the greatest ever, because duh - you can buy pretty much anything tax-free. We'll take it.
4) Tennesseans can actually define a "Vol"
3) They're proud to be a part of the Volunteer State
Tennesseans are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet, dating all the way back to the war of 1812 when the state volunteered the most soldiers for the Battle of New Orleans.
2) Y'all. It's a word.
It's not a redneck thing - "y'all" is merely a contraction, a time saver, a linguistic step ahead of the rest.
1) Tennesseans love their state
This is a beautiful place to live, and from the Great Smoky Mountains to the streets of Music City you'll find some solid people with great values and a love for their home.
So, whaddya think Tennessee? If you have something to share with us, let us know in the comments below!