While Elvis was not a country singer, his fame and success with the blues allowed the country genre to follow and take a strong hold here, and Elvis’ home, Graceland, is one of the most popular attractions in the state.
In terms of a visual, outdoor experience, Gatlinburg is one of the best places to visit in the Volunteer State. This town is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, and there are many parks, hiking trails, ski slopes, and bridges to explore.
Nashville is perfect for exploring the country music scene or sampling some of the best southern cuisine in the state. The city is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and you can see famous musicians playing at the Grand Ole Opry.