If you are visiting Nashville this summer, take an excursion down the Nashville’s Trace Trail: Backstage to Backroads. One of the loops on this trail (don’t worry, it’s all paved highways), takes you to Hickman County, the birthplace of some of that Nashville (and other) music. Opry star Minnie Pearl, fiddlers Howdy Forrester and Paul Warren, jazz musician Dicky Wells, lyricist Beth Slater Whitson (“Let Me Call You Sweetheart”) and other talent came from Hickman County. (And, there is a lot of musical and artistic talent still performing there!) The Man in Black, Johnny Cash had a home here for many years and even wrote and recorded a song about his home outside Nashville, “Saturday Night in Hickman County”.
… it’s probably here somewhere
Daryl Phillips, CEcD, EDFP
I work as an economic developer consulting with communities and companies developing locations, building communities and identifying and developing workforce. However, my opinions on this blog are free and my own, as is the blog itself.
I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers.
I have earned over 20 years experience in economic and workforce development. I have earned and maintain the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council. I have earned a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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