Live Music on the Tennessee Music Pathways

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Discover people and places significant to music history for an experience that can only be Made in Tennessee.


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Seven Genres of Music Call Tennessee Home

More songs are written, recorded, and played live here than anywhere else in the world. Tennessee Music Pathways connect you to the people, places, and events that shaped music history.

From the big cities to the small communities, this statewide program identifies, explains, and preserves the legacy of music in Tennessee. Be it a story of the past, a star of the present, or the promise of the future, Tennessee Music Pathways help you follow the music.

Tennessee Music Pathways Podcast

Music history across seven genres born and refined in Tennessee is examined in a free new music history podcast series that will surely be the high note of your day. Tune in below to hear the stories behind the people, places, artists, and events that make Tennessee the Soundtrack of America.

Get Your Country Music Passport

Hit the pathways and visit 22 iconic country music destinations featured in Ken Burn’s film Country Music. To get started, print or access your digital passport below.

Note: the printed and digital passports cannot be combined


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