Rolling Out the Red Carpet - 06/04/14
Whether you like country music or not, understand it's the magnet that is attracting an estimated 80-thousand visitors to the mid-state this week. Our visitors will clog our streets, fill our restaurants and spend untold millions while they are here for the CMA Music Festival.
All of the hoopla used to be centered around the state fairgrounds. Now, it's downtown on both sides of the Cumberland River. Embrace it, celebrate the fact this is a cool place other people are excited to visit.
Tennessee is famous for its southern hospitality. Make sure those folks feel a little of that while they're here. Make room to let someone change lanes, don't even think about hitting that horn, give someone who's looking los --t directions. Better yet, tell them to follow you. I've had it happen to me. I've done it for other people.
That's what Tennessee is to me. Here's another chance for you to shine.