Tennessee has a little somethin' for every taste. Whether it's horse country, mountain streams, or river cities, visitors are bound to enjoy the sights. If you haven't been to Memphis for awhile, you'll be surprised at its new vibrancy. Barbecue and blues are still big, but there's more. And gracious Old South hospitality welcomes everyone to Nashville, a modern city that shines with country-western flair.
The state nickname of Tennessee is "The Volunteer State." The moniker came about during the War of 1812 when thousands of men volunteered to participate in battle.