A little different playlist this week, as about the time this posts, L and I will be on our way to Knoxville for a weekend of hoops. So here are a bunch of songs about the Volunteer State (and one summer song).

“Tennessee” – Arrested Development
I think I shared this last fall when we went to Nashville. But as the greatest song ever about Tennessee, I must include it again.

“Jackson” – Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash
Second-best song about Tennessee ever.

“Knoxville Girl” – The Lemonheads
I had never heard this before, a song that goes back to the 19th century and has been covered countless times. Not sure it’s appropriate for a weekend centered on youth hoops. Hopefully L’s team figuratively murders their competition this weekend!

“Rocky Top” – University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Band
We are staying minutes from Rocky Top and playing a couple blocks from UT. This will be in my head all weekend.

“Constructive Summer” – The Hold Steady
Don’t forget to build something this summer. And raise a toast to St. Joe Strummer.