Tennessee Musicians Map

A Hand-Printed Map of the Musicians Born in Tennessee

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With great humility and gratitude I am proud to announce that the Tennessee Musicians Map has been accepted into the permanent collection of the Tennessee State Museum!

Below is the statement from the TSM curator, Renée White:

“Matt Reasor’s Tennessee Musician’s Map is one of the newer artifacts accepted into the permanent collection of the Tennessee State Museum. His knowledge of the history of Tennessee’s musical heritage is detailed and well-researched. The use of hand-etched metal plates in a dry point technique and inked in an intaglio style makes it a unique artifact in itself. Reasor’s interpretation of the three stars in the State flag exhibits his creative vision. It is beautifully done. We are very proud to include it in our collection.”

Renée White
Curator
Tennessee State Museum

The music of Tennessee has deep roots ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Crunk to Classical, Tennessee has repeatedly produced extraordinarily pioneering, American musicians in every popular musical genre.
Years of traditional textbook reference, first hand travel and mainstream research have led me to pull together the Tennessee Musicians Map as a list and metal zinc plate etching original print.
The musicians listed were all born in Tennessee and have all achieved notable influence, relevance and awarded successes in music.

– Matt Reasor

 

 

Map History and Progress

Tennessee Musicians Maps Timeline of Progress

2 Plate Maps

Early copies of the two plate Tennessee Musicians Map Framed

Early copies of the two plate Tennessee Musicians Map Framed

This is the first publicly exhibited print of the Tennessee Musicians Map. Print ID: MR1201

This is the first publicly exhibited print of the Tennessee Musicians Map. Print ID: MR1201

 

Tennessee Musicians Map #1. From the collection of David Shults. Print ID MR1201

Tennessee Musicians Map #1. Framed by patron. Print ID MR1201

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Tennessee Musicians Map Print ID: MR1203 This print instigated the layout change with the Tennessee Musicians Map banner at the top of the print.

Tennessee Musicians Map Print ID: MR1203 This print was the beginning of the layout change with the Tennessee Musicians Map banner at the top of the print.

3 Plate Maps

Due to the overwhelming amount of notable and influential musicians born in Tennessee a third copper plate was added to include new additions.

Due to the overwhelming amount of notable and influential musicians born in Tennessee a third copper plate was added to include new additions.

3 plate 18" x 24" sepia print from 2015 on Rives paper

3 plate 18″ x 24″ sepia print from 2015                   

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Some Notable Musicians from Tennessee

Musician – City- Genres- Honors & Links

Aretha FranklinMemphis- Gospel, Soul, Jazz,  R&B- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,  Gospel Music Hall of FameRhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame

Eddy ArnoldHenderson- Country,  Gospel–  Member of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame.

Chet Atkins Luttrell- Country, Folk, Jazz, Classical– Country Music Hall of Fame,  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame.

Lester FlattSparta- Bluegrass, Country-  Country Music Hall of FameInternational Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame

Tennessee Ernie Ford– Bristol- Country, Gospel, Pop-  Country Music Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Isaac HayesCovington- Blues, Funk, Jazz, Soul– Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,  NARAS Hall of Fame.

Grace Moore- Jellico- Opera-  Broadway– Society of Arts and Sciences, Tennessee State Society, Ingenito et Arti, Legion D’honneur .

Anita KerrMemphis- Country, Pop-  Edison Award

Jack GreeneMaryville- Country- Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Gregg Allman Nashville- Blues, Southern Rock- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame,  Georgia Music Hall of Fame

Duane AllmanNashville- Blues, Soul, Southern Rock- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Georgia Music Hall of Fame

Rita CoolidgeNashville- Country, Pop, JazzOfficial site

Uncle Jimmy ThompsonCarthage- Old-Time, Country- Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Jerry ButlerKnoxville- Bluegrass, Gospel-

Woody WrightCleveland- Gospel , Country-

Louie BluieDayton- Country- Blues-Tennessee Governor’s Folk Heritage

Phil LeadbetterKnoxville- Bluegrass- Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Sonny Boy Williamson I– Jackson- Blues- Blues Hall of Fame

Rodney AtkinsKnoxville- Country –

Mark CollieWaynesboro- Country-  The American Spirit Award

Mary CostaKnoxville- Opera-  Disney Legends Award, Knoxville Opera Hall of Fame

Dawn UpshawNashville- Opera-   MacArthur Fellows Recipient

Kenny ChesneyLuttrell- Country- Official Site

Sleepy John EstesRipley- Blues-  Blues Hall of Fame

Miley CyrusNashville- PopOfficial Site

Deana CarterNashville- CountryOfficial Site

Dolly PartonSevierville- Country, Bluegrass, Gospel- Country Music Hall of Fame, BMI Icon,  Songwriters Hall of Fame, NARAS Lifetime Achievement, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Member of the Grand Ole Opry, National Academy of Popular Music/ Songwriters Hall of FameNational Medal of Arts, Library of Congress Living Legend, East Tennessee Hall of Fame,  Kennedy Center Honors.

Minnie PearlCenterville- Country- Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Tina TurnerNutbush- Rock, Pop, Soul, R&B- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Kennedy Center Honor, NARAS Hall of Fame,  St. Louis Walk of Fame, Hollywood Walk of Fame, NAACP Image Award, Legion D’honneur (FR), Woman of the Year.

Justin TimberlakeMemphis- Pop, R&B- Official Site

Archie CampbellBulls Gap- Country- Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Ava BarberKnoxville- Country- Official Site

Bessie SmithChattanooga- Jazz, Blues–  NARAS Hall of Fame, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Library of Congress National Recording Registry, Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame, Blues Hall of Fame

Booker T. Jones– Memphis- R&B, Rock, Soul. NARAS Lifetime Achievement, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame

Carl Butler– Knoxville- Country. Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Carl Perkins– Tiptonville- Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Country. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame, NARAS Hall of Fame, Library of Congress National Recording Registry

Carl Smith– Maynardville- Country, Rockabilly. Country Music Hall of Fame

Craig Morgan– Kingston Springs- Country. Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Darryl Worley– Pyburn- Country

Roy Acuff– Maynardville- Country, Gospel. Member of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, National Medal of Arts, Hollywood Walk of Fame

DeFord Bailey– Carthage- Country, Old- Time. Member of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame

Mandy Barnett– Crossville- Country

Bashful Brother Oswald aka Beecher Kirby– Sevierville- Old-Time. Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Dr. Humphrey Bate– Castalian Springs- Old-Time. Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Matraca Berg– Nashville- Country. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

Harold Bradley-Nashville- Country, Pop. Country Music Hall of Fame, NARAS Trustee Award

Connie Bradley– Fayetteville- Country

Jerry Bradley-Nashville- Country

Owen Bradley– Westmoreland- Country, Rockabilly. NARAS Governor’s Award, Country Music Hall of Fame

Pearl Butler– Nashville- Country. Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Paul Worley– Nashville- Country

Clifford Curry– Knoxville- Surf Rock, R&B

Leon Martin– Franklin- Rockabilly. Rockabilly Hall of Fame

Hillary Scott– Nashville- Country

Carlene Carter– Madison- Country

Rosanne Cash– Memphis- Country, Folk

Cowboy Jack Clement– Whitehaven- Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Country, Folk. Library of Congress National Recording Registry, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame

Rivers Rutherford– Memphis- Country

Junior Husky– Knoxville- Country

Grady Martin– Chapel Hill- Country, Rockabilly. Rockabilly Hall of Fame

Ronnie McDowell– Portland- Country

Melba Montgomery – Iron City- Country

George Morgan– Waverly- Country. Member of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame

Lorrie Morgan– Nashville- Country

Hargus “Pig” Robbins– Pikeville (Spring City)- Country. Country Music Hall of Fame

TG Sheppard– Humboldt- Country

Kitty Wells– Nashville- Country, Gospel. Country Music Hall of Fame, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Library of Congress National Recording Registry, NARAS Governor’s Award, Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Dottie West– McMinnville- Country. Member of the Grand Ole Opry, BMI Golden Legacy Award

Con Hunley– Knoxville- Country

The Jordanaires: Gospel, Country, Rock & Roll, Folk

Hugh Jarrett– Nashville

Gordon Stoker– Gleason

Neal Matthews– Nashville

Bill Matthews– LaFollette

Members of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame

Doyle Lawson– Bristol- Bluegrass. International Bluegrass Hall of Fame

The Fisk Jubilee Singers– Nashville- Gospel. Library of Congress National Recording Registry, National Medal of Arts, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, National Arts Club Presidential Lifetime Achievement

Lesley Esley Riddle– Kingsport- ERROR born in NC, raised in TN

Jimmy Martin– Sneedville- Bluegrass. International Bluegrass Hall of Fame

Uncle Dave Macon– McMinnville- Old-Time. Member of the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame

Benny Martin– Sparta- Bluegrass. Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Uncle Josh Graves– Tellico Plains- Bluegrass. International Bluegrass Hall of Fame

Randy Scruggs– Nashville- Country

Gary Scruggs– Knoxville- Country

Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith– Bold Springs- Old-Time. Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Mike Snider– Gleason- Bluegrass. Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Brownie McGhee– Knoxville- Blues. Blues Hall of Fame

Leroy Carr– Nashville- Blues. Blues Hall of Fame

Bobby “Blue” Bland– Memphis (Rosemark)- Blues. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Blues Hall of Fame, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award

“Mississippi” Fred McDowell– Memphis (Rossville)- Blues. Blues Hall of Fame

Buzz Cason– Nashville- Rock & Roll

Alberta Hunter– Memphis- Jazz, Blues. Blues Hall of Fame.

Joe Hill Lewis– Memphis- Blues

OV Wright– Memphis (Leno)- R&B, Soul, Funk, Blues

Phineas Newborn– Memphis (Whiteville)- Jazz

Memphis Slim– Memphis- Blues. NARAS Hall of Fame, Commander Oedre des Arts et des Lettres (FR), Ambassador-at-Large of Good Will (US), Blues Hall of Fame

Peetie Wheatstraw– Memphis- Blues

The Mar-Keys– Memphis- Soul, Rock & Roll, R&B

Don Nix– Memphis- Soul

Tommy Crain– Nashville- Southern Rock

Joe Hunter– Jackson- Soul, Funk, R&B. NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, The Musicians Hall of Fame, Hollywood Walk of Fame

David Catching– Memphis- Rock

Eddie Bond– Memphis-Rock & Roll. Rockabilly Hall of Fame

W.S. Holland– Saltillo- Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Country. Rockabilly Hall of Fame

Alex Chilton– Memphis- Rock & Roll

Dickie Wells– Centerville- Jazz

The Boxtops– Memphis- Rock & Roll

Barefoot Jerry– Nashville- Southern Rock

Three 6 Mafia– Memphis- Rap. Academy Award

Young Buck– Nashville- Rap

The Bar-Kays– Memphis- R&B, Soul, Funk

Kings of Leon – Mount Juliet- Rock

Struggle – Nashville- Rap

Jelly Roll – Nashville- Rap

Shooter Jennings – Nashville- Country

Hank Williams III – Nashville- Country, Punk

Holly Williams – Nashville- Folk

The Cadillac Three – Nashville- Rock

Whitechapel – Knoxville- Metal

Lucero – Memphis- Rock

Johnnie Wright – Mount Juliet

Jack Anglin – Columbia

Paramore– Franklin

Harry Stinson– Nashville

Johnny Ace– Memphis

Deborah Allen– Memphis

Lil Hardin Armstrong– Memphis

 

Bibliography

Abramson, Rudy, and Jean Haskell. Encyclopedia of Appalachia, The University of Tennessee Press, 2006.

All Music Guide to Country. Vladimir Bogdanov, Stephen Thomas Erlewine, and Christ Woodstra eds. Backbeat Books, 2003.

Cusick, Don. The Sound of Light: A History of Gospel Music. Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1990.

Kingsbury, Paul, ed. The Encyclopedia of Country Music , Oxford University Press, 1998.

Rock Movers & Shakers. Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton, eds. Watson-Guptill Publications, New York. 1991.

Tosches, Nick. Unsung Heroes of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Da Capo Press, New York, 1999.

Vincent, Ricky. Funk, St. Martin’s Griffin, New York, 1996.

Wilson, Charles R., and William Ferris, eds. Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill & London, 1989.

Wyman, Bill, with Richard Havers. Bill Wyman’s Blues Odyssey, DK Publishing, 2001.

Zimmerman, Peter C., Tennessee Music, Miller Freeman Books, 1998.

About the Printer

Matt Reasor is an artist and musician. Check out my website for more art and music Matt Reasor Dot Com

He currently resides in Lyles, Tennessee where he lives and works.

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