Viola Homecoming

Despite the population shift from farms to cities, a lot of Tennesseans still make their living off the land. And, a few like Tommy Wright are bound and determined to keep the heritage of farming alive at an annual festival in Viola. It’s an event where you can take a strenuous lesson in what farming was like in the so-called good old days. Join Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Viola Homecoming.


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Despite the population shift from farms to cities, a lot of Tennesseans still make their living off the land. And, a few like Tommy Wright are bound and determined to keep the heritage of farming alive at an annual festival in Viola. It's an event where you can take a strenuous lesson in what farming was like in the so-called good old days.

Joe Elmore has been the host of this Emmy-award winning series since its beginnings. As the face of Tennessee Crossroads, Joe has been taking viewers to meet interesting people and explore fascinating out-of-the-way places since 1987. Joe is also a producer and co-host of Horsepower TV on Spike TV. Joe launched his TV career at WHBQ TV in Memphis, TN, where he served as weekend anchor and reporter. Later, he was chosen to co-host the station's PM Magazine show, where he produced nationally-broadcast stories. He has also done extensive work as an independent film and video producer for clients throughout the Southeast.

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