If you lived in Knoxville, Tennessee from the late 1960's thru middle 70's you may remember Big Jim Hess. He was a popular radio and TV personality with multiple talents.Bradley Reeves discusses with Fred Hess his father's legacy.
Randy Tyree was born in Carthage, Tennessee, in 1940. Son of a tobacco farmer and the local high school football star. After graduating at 18 he left home to work for the FBI in Washington DC for 4 years. He became a police officer, police commissioner then finally mayor.
The Voice of the Vols Bob Kesling, Former WATE-TV News Anchor Gene Patterson and WVLT-TV News Anchor/Managing Editor Ted Hall were once the legendary Bowl Brothers. They covered all the University of Tennessee football bowl games. They were not only a hit in Knoxville but in every bowl game city they visited.
The Union County Humane Society promotes the welfare of animals through sheltering and adoption services, basic veterinary, animal care education, and support for development and enforcement of animal abuse laws. The facility is very clean and the staff was very personable. If you want to rescue an animal for a pet.... look no further than Union County.
Author and former Heartland Series host Bill Landry sits on the front porch to have a chat with "Big" Jim Haslam, American businessman and philanthropist, best known as the founder of Pilot Corporation, which operates a chain of convenience stores and travel centers throughout the United States and Canada, and is one of the largest priva
Author and former Heartland Series host Bill Landry sits on the front porch to have a chat with "Big" Jim Haslam, American businessman and philanthropist, best known as the founder of Pilot Corporation, which operates a chain of convenience stores and travel centers throughout the United States and Canada, and is one of the largest privately owned companies in the United States. He also played for the University of Tennessee Football under General Neyland.
Ross Bagwell Sr. is former associate producer with NBC Television Network. He operated the largest independent cable network program production company in the United States in the early 1990s.
Adina Chumley is a news journalist who co-anchored with Carl Williams on the Morning News program at NBC affiliate, WBIR-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee several years ago.
Bradley E. Reeves, with Appalachia Media Archives, is considered one of the South's leading archivists. Did you know the Knoxville, Tennessee had some of the best jazz clubs in the South? Bradley takes on a journey to explore Knoxville's rich music cultures and entertainers such as Mary Costa, Carl Butler, Cas Walker, Dolly Parton and more! Click here to see images Bradley talks about.
Former co-anchor, Bill Williams, for WBIR-TV's in Knoxville, TN is regarded as one of the most respected broadcast journalists ever in East Tennessee. His news segment "Monday's Child" helped place over a thousand children in loving homes. Long time friend Ken Schwall started in radio then a serious journalist and news director for WBIR T
Former co-anchor, Bill Williams, for WBIR-TV's in Knoxville, TN is regarded as one of the most respected broadcast journalists ever in East Tennessee. His news segment "Monday's Child" helped place over a thousand children in loving homes. Long time friend Ken Schwall started in radio then a serious journalist and news director for WBIR TV. He eventually developed his own news segment "Schwall's World" covering East Tennessee's most curious places and events.
Beada Corum became an overnight sensation when she decided to vote in 2016 for a presidential candidate for the first time at age 92. Find out more about this lady in her last ever interview. She talks about growing up on a farm, going to town to see a very young Dolly Parton on stage, drag racing on Tazewell Pike and losing her favorite cow.
Donnie Pitchford, retired high school teacher, cartoonist and founder of the National Lum and Abner Society hosts the Country Road Detours Christmas Special. Lum and Abner was one of the longest running radio show created by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff.
Click here to visit Donnie's Lum and Abner comic strip site.
Some of the inspiration for Leaning Ladder may have come from Susan having an entrepreneurial grandmother Bessie Lee, who ran her own curbside and inside dining restaurant. Some of the inspiration may have come from Susan’s instinctive capabilities and ambitions that brought her success in the corporate world. Either way, our Susan moved on to pursue a lifelong dream to own her own business that enables her to share her love for healthy and delicious foods, cooking, wine, commitment to community, and an inviting environment.
It all came together during the Spring of 2013 in Downtown Woodstock, GA when she opened the doors to Leaning Ladder Premium Olive Oil and Vinegars. Along with the knowledgable, capable, and friendly team of her sister Bridget, and friends Liz, Justin, Krista, and Elaine, today Leaning Ladder offers a destination for tasting and learning experience you won’t want to miss.
Address: 105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: +1 678 401 2609
John Rose is an American editorial cartoonist and newspaper comics artist, best known for continuing 'Barney Google and Snuffy Smith' since 2001. He is the third artist to have officially drawn the series for King Features Syndicate since its creation.
"Whatta Life!" cartoons graced the front page of the Sunday Knoxville News Sentinel features section for decades as Bill Dyer penned various events that happened throughout the week.
His daughter Betty Dyer, an artist also, shares with us what it was like growing up with such a famous father.
Cozart is one of East Tennessee’s most respectable Hollywood stars. Cozart almost made a professional career out of basketball, but a foot injury halted his assured NBA future. Here’s a list of films he was in… White Men Can't Jump, 16 Blocks, Conspiracy Theory, The Last Movie Star, Ricochet, Eagle Eye and many more.
Chuck and Alice Belt began Spout Springs Estate Winery Farm operations in July of 2015. They currently grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sangiovese, Stuben, and two varieties of Muscadine. Visitors come from as far as Great Britain each year.
Born and raised in Visalia, CA, Avriel Benjamin Kaplan. The majestic Sequoia trees became the backdrop for Kaplan’s earliest musical inspirations – Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Bill Withers.
By Tom Jester & Don Dudenbostel
For three years leading up to the death of Popcorn Sutton, writer Tom Wilson Jester and photographer Don Dudenbostel recorded the complex life of Popcorn through photographs, digital soundtracks, and writings. The text and 70 black and white photographs give an up close look taking you beyond the myth of this legendary moonshiner. In this book, you will find Popcorn's handwritten recipe for making moonshine and detailed photographs of his moonshining operation taken one and a half hours prior to the still burning to the ground and his arrest. Popcorn Sutton is probably the most famous Appalachian moonshiner of all time. This is the story of the Popcorn Sutton you don't know.
Country Road Detours is working on a special moonshine podcast. We want to include real stories back in the days of illegal moonshining in the hills of the South. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org