Ed Rice has earned awards for his country hams he sells out of his store in Mt. Juliet. He only sells them around Thanksgiving and Christmastime. But appearances are deceiving. Al Voecks discovered there's a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into putting a championship ham on your dinner table.
Like Joe Elmore, Al Voecks has been a part of Tennessee Crossroadssince the show’s beginnings in 1987. A 40-year veteran in broadcasting, Al Voecks came to Nashville in 1963 and worked as a television news anchor, news director and sports and weather presenter for the local NBC affiliate. He has also been associated with WSM Radio and was most recently a news commentator on WSIX FM in Nashville. Voecks' numerous awards include being named Broadcaster of the Year by the Associated Press in Tennessee.