Independent voices from the TWT Communities
In promoting the state's plentiful outdoor activities, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development is telling potential visitors there's more to the Volunteer State than Elvis, Dollywood and the Grand Ole Opry.
The stage may be set for travelers in Tennessee, but state tourism officials have abandoned it for a song.
She said Tennessee brings to mind "scenic beauty and so much variety to do and the music.
Susan Whitaker, commissioner of the department, said Tennessee's outdoor activities and music make it easy to market the state, which has up to 50 million visitors a year.