Remember the movie American Graffiti? It's a sentimental look back at a bygone era, when muscle cars cruised up and down the main drag, and the local malt shop was the center of the universe. Well, if you want a trip down memory lane, you don't need a DVD, just follow Gretchen Bates to a popular drive-in in Lebanon.
Gretchen Bates joined Tennessee Crossroads in 2007 but had her first appearance on the show in 1991 when her community, The Farm, was featured on the show. Though born and raised in Lewis County, Gretchen left Tennessee to move to New York City and pursue a career in theatre. Highlights from her time in New York City include two summers at the Chautauqua Theatre, working with the Circe du Soleil, and seeing every show on Broadway. After six years on the stage in New York City, Gretchen returned home to Tennessee.