Road Trip Music in Tennessee
Amy Grant is a fine songwriter -- she has new album out, in fact, and well worth your listening. Her album from a few years back called Legacy...Hymns & Faith will take you deep into the heart of the American South, though. If you grew up in the region, this music played in the background of your daily life, whatever your religious thoughts. If you’re not familiar with the area, listening to this music will teach you more about it.
Matraca Berg is the writer behind many top country hits, and even more songs that make fine album cuts for stars including Patty Loveless, Martina McBride, and Pam Tillis. Her own solo albums such as Lying to the Moon & Other Stories sometimes take a bit of looking for. They are well worth it, filled with great singing and vivid, insightful writing, which is by turns funny, serious, thoughtful, and lyrical.
The Cumberland River winds through the heart of downtown Nashville. Here’s Berg singing Oh Cumberland.
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This is part of The Great American Road Trip, in which I’m partnering up with A Traveler’s Library to add musical ideas to the book and film suggestions for journeys through the regions of the United States which you’ll find there.
For more about the road trip (and a look at some great road songs) see Great American Road Trip: Music begins