Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford (HM288O)

Location: Knoxville, TN 37902 Knox County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 57.863', W 83° 55.074'

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WROL Studios

—Cradle of Country Music Tour —

While hosting the WROL studios in the late 1940s and 1950s, this building served as the center of a new movement in country music - bluegrass. The legendary duo Flatt and Scruggs used WROL as their home base for radio performances and touring. The Osborne Brothers, Cope Brothers, and other bluegrass pioneers performed regularly at WROL.

On December 7, 1941, a disc jockey from Bristol, Tennessee, working here at the studios of WROL, was among the first to bring the news of the Pearl Harbor bombing to East Tennessee. The disk jockey, Ernest Jennings Ford, would become one of the most successful country and pop music stars of all time while performing under the name "Tennessee" Ernie Ford. (Marker Number 8.)
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HM NumberHM288O
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Date Added Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 236862 N 3983935
Decimal Degrees35.96438333, -83.91790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 57.863', W 83° 55.074'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 57' 51.78" N, 83° 55' 4.4399999999999" W
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Area Code(s)865
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 529-531 S Gay St, Knoxville TN 37902, US
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