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Rocky Mount:“When the West Was Tennessee: An Evening with Bill Landry”
November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rocky Mount Presents “When the West Was Tennessee: An Evening with Bill Landry”
Come out to Rocky Mount on Friday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. for a special evening program in which
author, performer, and producer Bill Landry joins us to discuss his newest book, When the West Was
Bill Landry has long been considered the voice of the region. In 1984 he became the host, narrator, and
co-producer of "The Heartland Series," a short TV show about the Great Smoky Mountains National
Park. Produced by WBIR-TV in Knoxville for over 30 years and 1,900 episodes, Bill told stories about the
unique aspects of mountain culture, and in the process uncovered the character of a region and
mysteries of southern Appalachia.
Bill has received two Emmy Awards for directing a variety of film and television projects. He is the
author of several books including Appalachian Tales & Heartland Adventures, Tellin’ It for the Truth, and
Buddy, Dog of the Smoky Mountains.
In his newest book When the West Was Tennessee, Landry takes readers on an adventure to explore the
unique stories, customs, and personalities of those who settled the frontier of Tennessee.
Copies of Landry’s books will be available for purchase, and he will sign books following the program.
Rocky Mount Historical Association
P.O. Box 160 ■ Piney Flats, TN 37686
This event is free and open to the public, and donations are greatly appreciated to help support future
programming here at Rocky Mount.
Rocky Mount State Historic Site is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
from the first Tuesday in March through the second Saturday in December. For more information, call
(423) 538-7396 or visit our website (www.rockymountmuseum.com).
Rocky Mount is located at 200 Hyder Hill Road, Piney Flats – just off Highway 11-E, midway between
Johnson City and Piney Flats.