My favorite things Tennessee

Music: Who is really from Tennessee?  Putting the Sun Records and Nashville crowds  aside and focusing on birth, you have Lester Flatt, Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, and Aretha Franklin.  Honorable mention to Chet Atkins and Isaac Hayes.  Add in Bessie Smith and yes I enjoy Justin Timberlake too.  Brownie McGee and Sleepy John Estes round out the  blues representation.  A strong category, and if you count "recorded in  Tennessee," it hits the stratosphere.

Elvis Presley song: (Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame.

Author: James Agee, Let us Now Praise Famous MenTennessee Williams does not fit, despite his name.  There is not much to choose from here.

Film, set in: Here is a list, but I don’t much like Nashville or The Coal Miner’s Daughter.  How about the final scene of Goldfinger?

Director: Quentin Tarantino.  He is overrated but Reservoir Dogs is a classic.

Artist: Robert Ryman, here is one image, and no need to write and tell me this is ridiculous.  Red Grooms is an alternative pick.  There is William Edmondson, if you wish to go the "Outsider" route.

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