Tennessee is yet another southern state known for its immense contribution to music; in this case American roots music, from bluegrass, country, gospel, and blues to rockabilly, rock 'n' roll and soul.
The state is made up of three distinct regions: the western lowlands of the Mississippi, the central plateau, and the eastern Appalachian Mountains.
Across the state there are plenty of civil war sites, distilleries, and outdoor adventure.
Top itineraries in Tennessee
When it comes to American music, all roads lead to the Deep South. This fly-drive celebrates the very best of the region's musical heritage, from soulful blues and brassy jazz to riverboat calliopes and gospel choirs.
Discover a rich and innovative culture, history and heritage on this 15-day self-drive tour of the Deep South states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
This nine-day self-drive begins with three days in lively New Orleans - the birthplace of jazz - before heading west along the Great River Road to Baton Rouge, Natchez and Cajun Country where you'll find grand plantation houses and delicious Southern food.
Top places to stay in Tennessee
The Union Station Hotel is a characterful, central boutique hotel situated inside a beautifully-restored 19th-century railroad station in downtown Nashville. Its signature restaurant, Prime 108, is the proud recipient of the prestigious Forbes Four-Star award for culinary excellence.
Ever since its construction in 1869, The Peabody has been a stylish landmark in central Memphis. It’s even hosted past presidents on visits to the ‘Blues City’.
Swapping blues bar charm for new age chic, The Hutton is set right in the middle of Nashville, the song-writing capital of the world.
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