I am a Tennessean
I am a Tennessean. I am also a _________ an individual     husband        intellectualdaughter sister      wife           ...
Our musical heritage           Our history      Southern Hospitality          Our kindness       our volunteer spirit     ...
Intolerance              Laziness      our education system     the intolerance of a few Old South, narrow-minded views  w...
Innovation       Football seasonQuirky creative people across           our stateWatching children learn and              ...
I love __________                 my family      talented songwriters/singershow Nashville continues to grow but the   con...
I wish __________              people would love more             Opryland was still around Nashville had a new minor leag...
I hope __________  we continue to make positive               changesOur future is as bright as our past to walk the marat...
I think it’s ridiculous when __________     I cant buy wine at the grocery store.  people won’t listen to viewpoints diffe...
I remember when __________there were only three black and white television channels  the Preds beat the Red Wings in Game ...
I can’t wait for ________  the next show at the Ryman.          mass transit the Preds to have a Stanley Cup      parade d...
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I am a Tennessean

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The Tennessean asked advisors in Middle Tennessee to help us reflect what motivates and inspires this community. These are some of their most common and nuanced responses.

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I am a Tennessean

  1. 1. I am a Tennessean
  2. 2. I am a Tennessean. I am also a _________ an individual husband intellectualdaughter sister wife navy brat executive hockey fan Christ follower son brother partner football fan Taiwanese dad liberal an American and citizen of mom the world conservative
  3. 3. Our musical heritage Our history Southern Hospitality Our kindness our volunteer spirit Memphis Nashville Chattanooga Knoxville____________ makes me proud.
  4. 4. Intolerance Laziness our education system the intolerance of a few Old South, narrow-minded views when people who don’t know Tennesseans make fun of them____________ makes me angry.
  5. 5. Innovation Football seasonQuirky creative people across our stateWatching children learn and grow Nashville’s growth and the energy it creates____________ excites me.
  6. 6. I love __________ my family talented songwriters/singershow Nashville continues to grow but the connection to people stays local-cozy a hot biscuit right out of the oven, with butter on itthe back hall of the main library, with all the vintage theatre and concert postersthe generous spirit of most people who live here
  7. 7. I wish __________ people would love more Opryland was still around Nashville had a new minor league baseball park closer to downtownI could teleport to Green Hills and back, because the traffic there is hosed more often than notwe paid more attention to educating our children it were cooler.
  8. 8. I hope __________ we continue to make positive changesOur future is as bright as our past to walk the marathon someday, dressed as the Athena in our Parthenon my children are proud to be Tennesseans
  9. 9. I think it’s ridiculous when __________ I cant buy wine at the grocery store. people won’t listen to viewpoints different than their own People think Music City is just country music people want improved services but refuse to adequately fund them parents yell at their kids at soccer games discussion turns into discord.
  10. 10. I remember when __________there were only three black and white television channels the Preds beat the Red Wings in Game 5 to advance to round 2 of the 2012 NHL playoffs the only fancy restaurant in East Nashville was Sasso Southern Bread Opryland Davis Kidd when our Governor had two first names Nashville had a small-town feel Walmart was a big deal in Franklin everyone shopped downtown one did not visit downtown
  11. 11. I can’t wait for ________ the next show at the Ryman. mass transit the Preds to have a Stanley Cup parade down Broadway the opportunity to move to Nashvillewhatever is around the next bend

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