When I mention the songs "California Dreamin", "Suspicious Minds" or Stand by Your Man", you can probably spout off the singer's name. But do you know who "played" on those songs? The musicians are often the unsung heroes of the music industry yet we wouldn't have music if it wasn't for those who play the instruments. Tammi Arender discovered a museum in downtown Nashville, TN which pays homage to those who've recorded some of the most famous songs in history, at a time when it was more about talent than technology. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Tracy City, TN
Think of a time when mowing, not just your yard but a whole field, was done by hand. While that seems like an almost impossible task, many people still prefer to do it that way. And for those people, no place in Tennessee is more important than Tracy City, TN because, as Tennessee Crossroads found out, that's the home of one of the oldest scythe makers in the country. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Marugg Scythes.
When you start a collection, you never know how things will go. Sometimes your collection grows so big there is hardly enough room in your house for anything else. Then what? Well, maybe you decide to create a museum to house your treasures. That's how the Museum of Appalachia came into being back in 1969. It's grown quite a bit since then. Tennessee Crossroads paid a visit to Clinton in East Tennessee to find out about the latest chapter in the museum's history. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.