The Right Type of Syrup

Lots of people enjoy pure maple syrup.  But if you ask this farmer what he thinks of it, well you’ll quickly find that he doesn’t think it is even close to the right type of syrup you need for breakfast…

A Farm With Its Own Museum

Joe’s farm is so old he has his own museum.  He’ll show it to you if you come to visit.  The items are quite remarkable, not only to his own land, but the heritage of farming in the south…

A Farm With A Long Lineage

In some parts of the country having a farm that is over a century old is quite an accomplishment.  For Joe, well, he can trace his farms lineage to before the founding of this country…

Best of 2017: A Tribute to the Boll Weevil

Cotton was king in the southern U.S. in the early 20th century.  However it was one of the tiniest of creatures that dethroned the crop as supreme in the south…

Best of 2017: The Coon Dog Cemetery

It looks like many cemeteries in the U.S.  There are grave markers and flowers surrounding by many trees.  But this is not like any other cemetery in the U.S. And that’s because of who is buried here…

Don’t Break My Heart

You probably either loved it or hated it – the song Achy, Breaky Heart.  It was a song that Don Von Tress thought was pretty good, but he could have never imagined how far it would go…

The Song With Roots in the Drive Thru

It all began in the drive thru line at Hardee’s.  That was the place that inspired one of the most well-known songs in country music…

A Skilled Songwriter

We often know songs by who sings them instead of who writes them.  Today we visit with one very skilled writer…

A World Without Sight or Sound

Imagine a world in which you could not see anything nor hear a sound.  That was this lady’s world, yet she overcome the obstacle to touch lives around the world…

Teachers and Challenging Students

Sometimes teachers encounter challenging students.  This student went so far as to lock their teacher in the classroom and throw away the key

A Remarkable Story


Today there are resources to help those with physical challenges, but a century ago that was often not the case.  That is what makes this lady’s story even more remarkable…

The Girl Who Grew Up at Ivy Green


In Tuscumbia, Alabama you’ll find a homestead named Ivy Green.  And if you don’t know that name, you certainly know the little girl who grew up there…

The Wishbone Studios

Directly across the street from the airport in Muscle Shoals, Alabama you’ll find a simple square building with some cabins across the lane.  Most people wouldn’t give it a second thought.  But if you get the name of the place you’ll soon find some amazing history that’s once again on display…

One of Those Names Behind the Big Names

His name is Billy Lawson…and if the name sounds familiar…well, you’ve certainly heard his work.  He’s one of those names behind the big names…but if Billy wasn’t around, well the big guys wouldn’t be so big either…

Meeting Someone Famous

Did you ever meet someone famous? Did you immediately recognize them, or did someone have to nudge you and point out the fact? Today’s story is about one of those encounters and the delightful story that can evolve when you never knew you were talking to a “big shot…”

Just Right For the Radio

We all listen to music, but we often don’t give much thought to where that music was recorded and the process it takes to get those songs just right for us to hear on the radio. Today, we venture into one of the long-time great sights in the music production world…

A Big Deal in the Music World

You’ve perhaps heard of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, but maybe you don’t know just how big a deal this place is in the music world.  We dive into the industry both past and present…

A Who’s Who Kind of Cemetery

Not just anyone gets to buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  The same holds true for this little cemetery down some backroads in northwestern Alabama.  It’s a who’s who that’s here…

A Special Cemetery

It looks like many cemeteries in the U.S.  There are grave markers and flowers surrounding by many trees.  But this is not like any other cemetery in the U.S. And that’s because of who is buried here…

A Ticket To Get Into Church

Did you ever think you might need a ticket to get into your church?  It happens here, but that’s a good thing since this is a house of worship that many folks want to attend…