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Tennessee Music Pathways

Tennessee is the Soundtrack Of America. Seven of the music genres below call it home but there are many more with direct connections to the people and places of Tennessee. Explore official locations and plan your trip on the Tennessee Music Pathways.

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The Story Behind the Pathways

Tennessee Music Pathways connect you to the people, places and genres that make Tennessee the Soundtrack of America. From the largest cities to the smallest communities, this state-wide program identifies, explains, and preserves the legacy of music in Tennessee. Whether it is a story of the past, a star of the present, or the promise of the future, Tennessee Music Pathways let you follow the music. It’s an experience that can only be Made In Tennessee.

Plan Your Path

On September 15, 2018 six diverse artists came to Memphis to celebrate their musical connections to Tennessee. We called this historic concert The Six Degrees to Tennessee Roots Jam.

Watch as QuestLove, Dustin Lynch, Elle King, Project Pat, Estelle, and JJ Julius Son (of Kaleo) share their connection to Tennessee, The Soundtrack of America, and plan your trip to see the places on Tennessee Music Pathways that inspired the music.

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Lyft + Tennessee Music Pathways

Visit any Pathways location and use the codes below for a discounted ride.

Six Degrees to Tennessee

In partnership with

Rolling Stone

The music you listen to can be traced back to one place. See how your favorite artist or band connects to Tennessee in Six Degrees or less with Rolling Stone’s new custom search tool. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.

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