The Jerky Man

If you live any where around Dickson, TN you might go in search of the Jerky Man. Tennessee Crossroads found him selling his homemade Jerky on the side of the road. Kenny Benttley makes life enjoyable for people he not only provides Jerky for, but also entertains them with a few good stories along the way. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads.


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Where do you go when you get the munchies late at night? If you live any where around Dickson you might go in search of the Jerky Man. Rob Wilds went looking for him and found him selling his homemade Jerky on the side of the road. Kenny makes life enjoyable for people he not only provides Jerky for'but also entertains them with a few good stories along the way.

Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).

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