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An American Idol

You never know who you might meet when doing an interview.  On a recent trip to Alabama to a historic recording studio, I was asked…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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……

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A Skilled Songwriter

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

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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…

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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 SharePrintEmail

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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