The GSMNP straddles the Smoky & Blue Ridge Mountains along the Appalachian Mountain chain. This is one of the most visited national parks in the US with scenic views and amazing wildlife.
Since it's recognition as a distinctive region in the late 19th century, Appalachia has been a source of enduring myths and distortions regarding the isolation, temperament and behavior of it's inhabitants. Moonshining & clan feuding are sensationalized. Truth is these are great folks. Come and see.
My family has strong ties to Appalachia. My Aunt Sorrel, God rest her soul, was a composer and supporter of women's rights during her lifetime. Enjoy one of her compositions celebrating southern speech and southern musical traditions.
Oh, she give me moonshine whiskey. Oh, she give me southern love. There beneath the stars above. Oh, she gives me Southern Comfort. Oh, she give me moonshine love. There beneath the stars above.
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