Raised in Knoxville

Todd Steed / Mr.

Con Hunley discusses the Nashville years, performing at the White House and going to South Africa with Big John Tate in the final episode of the Raised in Knoxville podcast. 

Danielle Shields

Anne Buckle Metcalf (a.k.a. Wildwood) continues the Carter family legacy by pursuing a music career in Nashville. The great-great-niece of A.P. Carter and cousin of June Carter Cash, Anne spent childhood Summers in Bristol, Hiltons, VA, and Mountain City, TN, where she would be taught to play multiple instruments and sing on the stage of the Carter Family Fold.

Todd Steed / Mr.

He lit up the Knoxville music scene for a decade and then tore up the country charts in Nashville.  Con Hunley is truly one of Knoxville's legendary music heroes.  In part one this wide ranging interview, Todd Steed explores Con's early years and his rise in the local music scene. 

As part of the Raised in Knoxville series, WUOT commissioned two songs.  Here is a chance to hear both of them, Raised in Knoxville by Mic Harrison and Hand Me Down Love by Trisha Gene Brady.

Both songs were recorded at Arbor Studios this summer and also feature Evie Andrus, Brock Henderson, John Baker, Jeff Bills, and Greg Horne.

 

Cas Walker Stories

Aug 28, 2019
Tamis

There is an epic Cas Walker book the works. The Raised in Knoxville podcast visits with Dr. Ernest Freeberg of the UT History Department to get the early scoop on what delights await the potential readers

Appalachian Media Archives

In our second Raised in Knoxville podcast we talk to Jack Neely and Bradley Reeves about the rumor that Knoxville was ashamed of country music and sent it to Nashville. 

Have a look at the slideshow created with images from Applachian Media Archives and TAMIS

The podcasts are also available on I-tunes on our Studio 865 podcast page. 

It has been said that country music was born in Bristol, raised in Knoxville and sold out in Nashville.  Todd Steed examines each of these claims, starting with a trip to Bristol to investigate the alleged big bang of country music, the Bristol Sessions.