MTSU Creating Website For Tennessee Songs

At Middle Tennessee State University they are gathering recordings and sheet music to create an interactive website on songs about Tennessee.
The Tennessean reports that the website “My Homeland: A Research Guide to Songs About Tennessee” will include eight state songs, raps and songbooks dedicated to the state.
Why so many? Dale Cockrell, director of the Center for Popular Music at MTSU, says the word Tennessee “has a rhythm and a melody in it.”
The website will include recordings and scans of sheet music and album artwork. The information will be organized by the recurring themes they found in songs about the state.
The site will also include a section for teachers looking for music to use in class.