Robert Plant on East Tennessee tourism

July 24, 2008

In an interview in Nashville Scene, Robert Plant talks about Cumberland Gap and other places he’s seen in Tennessee and in the South. Writer Rob Trucks quotes Plant as saying: “You know, this motel where I just pulled in to talk to you, there’s a jacket on the wall where the guy’s granddaddy who owns the place got shot by the sheriff for his moonshine thing. And it’s a little valley off the Cumberland Gap, and it’s still all there. It’s grandfathers, grandparents—it’s frontier stuff. And some of the songs that we visit, the performances, you know, it’s all about beginnings.”

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Daily Yonder features Knoxville’s WDVX

July 24, 2008

In an outstanding piece, the Daily Yonder website takes a look at WDVX, the East Tennessee radio station that began its life in a camper and now has its studios in the Knoxville welcome center on Gay Street. The station not only plays wonderful roots music, but holds free, noontime concerts every weekday featuring local bands and big-time country music folk who are passing through. I saw Del McCoury one day there, and the place was packed. Marty Stuart has played there as well.

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