Tennessee is the land of fried chicken and good humor, which means there are a couple of awesome lessons that come across that comfort food laden dinner table. Curious to learn for yourself? Take a look!
11) Grandma ALWAYS makes it better
There's no question about it - that pie crust up there is the bomb dot com.
10) You can't beat Tennessee barbeque
Memphis, Nashville, your parents' backyard. No matter where it's tended to, being in Tennessee gives it a different sort of spice.
9) Calories don't count at family gatherings
So eat all the biscuits and gravy you can handle. It won't show up on your thighs - today, at least.
8) Appreciate the little things
Whether it's sweet tea on the back porch or your grandmother's hand on a little one's cheek, it's the small things that truly matter here.
7) Be kind to everyone
Everybody deserves a kind break and there's no reason it shouldn't be you.
6) Keep family first
That gaggle of siblings will be your best friends one day.
5) Hard work and a great work ethic will take you places
The solid farmers and straight as a pin businesspeople in Tennessee understand how you can build yourself up from nothing.
4) The best kind of music has a bit of a twang
Country music became the real deal here, after all.
3) Always treat your ladies right
If you expect your women to stick around, you better treat them right. Always.
2) Get yourself to church on Sunday mornings
And nobody cares WHAT your Saturday night was like. You get in that pew with a bottle of water and open up your bible, son.
1) DON'T GO OUT IN THE SNOW
Don't ever. You've been warned.
Do you have any life lessons you learned in lovely old Tennessee? Let us know in the comments below!