You've walked a steep path to admire Nashville's beautiful skyline
at Love Circle, which is also home to Big & Rich member, John Rich.
You've nourished your hunger with a plate of hot chicken
It’s a specialty and it’s not the same thing as fried chicken or chicken wings. This gourmet food is an icon of Nashville, and coated with a particular blend of spices.
You've driven off the beaten path to see what's out there
and found that Tennessee has some incredibly scenic terrain.
You've changed the station during "Sweet Home Alabama"
and you understand why house bands charge $100.00 or more to the person who requests the song, because Tennesseans believe the lyrics should be ‘Sweet Home Tennessee’
You've cheered on a football team wearing all orange
and you’ve heard of Peyton Manning, but you probably can’t name any of the Tennessee Titans.
You've splurged on a wide brimmed sun hat
in anticipation for the annual Iroquois Steeplechase or to venture off to The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
You've come into contact with a black bear family
and thought they were so cute that you pondered ways to attract them to your own backyard.
You've told a story about the flood of 2010
or heard a story from someone who was in the 2010 flood.
You've raided the grocery store right before a snow storm
and even though you survived with enough food to last the whole year, you still believe the day will come when you will be snowed in until spring.
You've spent your lunch hour eating at Krystal
because these mini-sandwiches will beat out White Castle any day.
You've journeyed across state lines to hit the beach
Yes, the waterholes, lakes and waterfalls are a luxury in Tennessee, but sometimes the blues sets in for landlocked Tennesseans, and the perfect cure is only seven hours away.
Christmas wasn't complete without an 'Elf on the Shelf'
Most Tennesseans know this guy as Fisbee. Thanks to author Carol Aebersold, the tradition will live on in Tennessee homes for a lifetime of holidays.
You've met someone who worked in the music industry
and if you’re a musician or a singer they’ve handed you their business card saying that they know someone who knows someone who could help you out.
You've worked in the music industry
and you know that it’s all about who you know.
You've picked produce at a local farm
and you know how to add them to your own favorite homemade pie recipe.
You've auditioned for a role in ABC's "Nashville"
and after you got the call to be in one of the episodes, you got a hold of all of your relatives to let them know which episode you will be in, but you still don’t know anything about the plot, because really, you don’t watch the show.
You've traveled all the way to Memphis just to eat BBQ
and you’d do it again, no questions asked.
You've been to a place that is said to be haunted
Tennessee is big when it come’s to folklore. With so much history in the state, it’s hard not to spot a place that is said to be haunted. From the Bell Witch Cave to The Stones River National Battlefield to the home of President Andrew Jackson, locals know when to bring a buddy along.
You've spent a weekend at Bonnaroo
and made every effort to stay hydrated while dancing around wearing a flower headband or a weird costume, because here, pretty much anything goes.
You've cycled through Broadway on a Pedal Tavern
and can now describe what downtown Nashville looks like, because it’s been at least a year since you’ve been on the strip.
You've spent a night collecting fireflies
and then you’ve taken the next step to sit and watch them from your lawn chair.
You've saved up all year to spend on Tax-Free weekend
because the tax in Tennessee is a whopping 7.0 percent and in some parts over 9.0 percent.
You've volunteered for the greater good
and feel proud to be able to help the people of your state.
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Tennesseans take pride in building community and helping out one another; even the most high-profile country music celebrities that live there are treated just like everyone else.
The rich culture of a Tennessee is diverse and because the great state has so much to offer, overtime it has gathered many transplants from around the world. Tennesseans have blended together to hold onto the traditions that have made the Southern culture so unique.
If you’re a Tennessean, you’ve probably owned a closet full of orange clothes at one time or another and maybe even tried to find out the best time to catch a decent firefly light show. Regardless, Tennesseans can probably agree that they have done most of these things at least once in their lives.