TN Music Pathways, an online planning guide, connects people to “the state’s rich musical heritage”

Livingston – The TN Department of tourist development is presenting Americanaville and Iron & Oak Venue Center a TN Music Pathways official location marker on Jan. 26. The event begins at 2 p.m. 

TN Music Pathways, an online planning guide, connects people to “the state’s rich musical heritage.”

“Livingston is Tennessee proud and strong with our great music history, the current activities of Americanaville, and a promising future in The Iron & Oak Venue. Let’s Celebrate together!” Commented Larry Hale, co-owner of Iron & Oak Event Center.

Tennessee Music Pathways stretches across all 95 counties and features hundreds of landmarks from the seven genres of music that call TN home. According to the Livingston Chamber of Commerce, “Americana grew from a love of this country and a love for Livingston.”

Americanaville was a dream conceptualized in the basement of Mark Houser. The dream was for Americanaville to have a positive influence on the community and the country.

“He began to secure the trademark for the name Americanaville and in 2015 he wrote a song titled Americanaville,” said the Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce in a statement. “As time passed, he recorded the song as the title cut of his 2021 Bluegrass/Americana album of the same name. Tena Rogers, a believer in and then partner in the Americanaville brand in 2017 diligently worked on the album’s release.”

In 2021, Larry and Christie Hale partnered with Steve and Cindy Cooper, owners of Livingston’s Steel Coop restaurant. That gave Americanaville a venue leading to future expansion. On May 6, 2021, Americanaville held its first show. 

Since that day, they have held 61 shows.

“The Americanaville brand is helping to put Livingston, TN on the map and is bringing visitors from all over the U.S.,” according to the Overton-Livingston Chamber of Commerce statement.

Check out the upcoming shows at Americanaville online at

Photo courtesy of Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce.

Ron Moses is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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