TN Writers/TN Stories: Rachel Martin

TN State Museum 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN

Australia advertise that they fry their chicken “Nashville-style.” Thousands of people attend the Music City Hot Chicken Festival each year. The James Beard Foundation has given Prince’s Chicken Shack an American Classic Award for inventing the dish. But for almost seventy years, hot chicken was made and sold primarily in Nashville’s Black neighborhoods—and the story Learn More...

TN Writers/TN Stories: Jeff Zentner

Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

As part of our programming for our exhibition, Painting the Smokies: Art, Community, and the Making of a National Park, Zentner reads from his award-winning young adult novel, In the Wild Light. Life in small-town Tennessee has never been easy. Cash already lost his mother to an opioid addiction and is losing his papaw, who raised him, one Learn More...

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