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"My Homeland, Tennessee," the first of Tennessee's nine official state songs, was written by Roy Lamont Smith and Nell Grayson Taylor. Taylor, a previously published poet and World War I nurse, was responsible for the text of the song. Smith, an instructor at the Cadek Conservatory of Music in Chattanooga, Tennessee, supplied the music, and the combined effort was entered into a contest soliciting a patriotic state song for Tennessee. The song won, and as a result, it was adopted by the Tennessee State Legislature in 1925.

The Nashville Children's Choir singing "My Homeland, Tennessee" [1]


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