Road Trip: Music Highway

28 10 2009

Music Highway

Interstate 40 (I40) in Tennessee covers a long stretch of road.  This time of year (fall) the leaves are changing and it makes for a beautiful drive.  If you are a car sleeper, this is the drive to stay awake for.  I was excited about this bit of interstate in Tennessee as it is uniquely called, Music Highway.  I40 connects the Nashville and Memphis, the biggest music towns in the south.  Ginger and I took I40 twice on our little road trip and the musing of Music Highway sent me reeling in excitement.  

Memphis and Nashville, independent of each other, arguably birthed some of the best music in the world. It was a music revolution.  Nashville, the country music capital and Memphis, the home of the blues and the “birthplace” of rock and roll couldn’t be more different, but with music in their roots the musicians coming from these cities are endless.  Of course, I couldn’t go without naming Elvis, Furry Lewis, Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Isaac Hayes, B.B. King, Otis Redding…and these are all from Memphis. 

On your next trip to Tennessee do not forget to take I40.  Music Highway is a callin’. 

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