A musical Mecca in the heart of Appalachia. Here, the early folk music of the mountain-dwellers in the east combined with the bluesy rhythms of the African Americans in the State’s western border to give birth to the twangy country music sound that now makes Nashville famous. In Tennessee, you can hike shady mountain trails in the morning, and by evening be stomping your feet in a Nashville honky-tonk or walking the streets of Memphis with Elvis’ ghost. Like the Mississippi River it overlooks, Memphis is constantly evolving and changing pace. It is the city of Graceland, and the birthplace of blues, rock 'n' roll and soul. Put on your dancing shoes for a night on world-famous Beale Street and lose yourself in the city of Soul.