Kentucky & Tennessee Statehood

On June 1, 1792, the Commonwealth of Kentucky was admitted to the United States of America as the nation’s 15th state. Four years later, on June 1, 1796, Tennessee joined the Union as the 16th state. I only lived in north-central Tennessee (Nashville, Hermitage and Hendersonville) from late 1973 or early 1974 until August 1977, but during those three-and-a-half years of my childhood (aged 8-11) … Continue reading Kentucky & Tennessee Statehood

Johnny Cash, the Man in Black

American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author John R. Cash was born on February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the … Continue reading Johnny Cash, the Man in Black