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Girl From Knoxville spending time in My Tennessee Mountain Home


There won’t be any summer vacations for this Girl From Knoxville but I’m happy spending time in My Tennessee Mountain Home.


Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs! The M4 (borrowed from John at The Sound of One Hand Typing) gang XmasDolly, Stacy, Colette , and I welcome you to the best dance party in Blogosphere!

This week’s spotlight dancer is my good pal, Mary, Mary quite contraire aka Jingle, Jangle, Jungle and she came up with our  fun theme, “Summer is a time for vacationing, so how about songs that have locations in their titles”. Congrats, my friend! It’s time to hit the dance floor, so grab a partner and have some fun.


Although we aren’t taking a formal summer vacation doesn’t mean we won’t be doing anything because there is plenty to do in Tennessee! I’ll leave you my YouTube Tennessee Songs playlist to enjoy.


I hope all the dads out there had a grand Father’s Day. You do so much and often get the short end of the straw with the kids. I applaud you!

One more thing, before you shimmy off, I’d like to ask you to vote in my A Father’s Day Tribute #BoTB Showdown.That’s it for now, have a summertasticday!



Take Me Home Country Roads

Welcome to 132nd edition of Monday’s Music Moves Me.  This week’s theme is “Songs that tell a story of your life“!

Whenever I think of my life, I always think of John Denver’s Take Me Home Country Roads song. It was a favorite of mine in 1971 hitting the charts at #2 and still today it remains a favorite tied to sentimental feelings. Join me as I paint a picture through songs – a story of my life!


Coming from humble beginnings from the Appalachian hills of McDowell CountyHome of the Rocket Boys (A.K.A October Sky), I am a southern West Virginia gal at heart.  In my quest to find the ultimate West Virginia songs, I stumbled upon this slideshow presentation of the area I call home set to Kathy Mattea’s  Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia...  


The mountaineer’s way of life can be found in the coalfields. It’s a hard labor, but essential for the coal miner’s existence and our country’s dependency on coal.  I always felt proud and still do to say, I’m a coal miners’ daughter….

My years in my native home state were short. At the tender age of 17, I married and moved away. The summer of 1979 this became my new home…


The Osborne Brothers did the original, but I decided to use Buck Owens version of Rocky Top. This old classic is the fight song of the University of Tennessee’s – Knoxville. Big Orange fan’s sense a swell of pride as the school’s marching band performs this tune dozens of times throughout a game.

Dolly Parton, one of American’s great female country artists, is not only from East Tennessee, but she got her start here in Knoxville in 1956 on The Cas Walker Show. Unlike Dolly who grew up in the Tennessee hills, the mountains are a short call away for us. However, on clear days, we can see those beautiful Smoky Mountains from our home and although, we are not native Tennesseans we feel like the Tennessee mountains are our home.


Are you ready to get dancing? Admission to this awesome dance party is totally doable. Here’s what you do….

  • Go to YouTube insert your music video of choice
  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button
  • Follow all 4 hosts, including the honorary co-host.
  • Link your 4M below

Hostess of this virtual dance party is Marie of XmasDolly along with her co-hostesses:

  • Callie of JAmericanSpice
  • Stacy of Stacy Uncorked
  • Cathy Kennedy’s Blog (my old blog)
  • And, this month’s honorary co-host is Naila Moon from Just the stuff you know!

Our spotlight dancer tops the linky line up in the number one spot – Congratulations, my friend!

Go ahead, shake your bootie with any of the fellow rockin’ bloggers below and if you wanna make put a smile on someone’s face today then be sure to leave them a comment!

Next stop… your place!  What music tells the story of your life?

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