The Deep South USA Blog
It's National Bourbon Day on 14th June!
Celebrate America's Native Spirit with us on 14th June for National Bourbon Day. Kentucky produces 95% of bourbon in the world, you'll find it everywhere from famous distilleries and collections, to famous cocktails and local food recipes.
New Music Museum set to open in Nashville
Scheduled to open in Downtown Nashville early September 2020, the National Museum of African American Music will encourage visitors to discover the central role African Americans have played in shaping and creating all genres of American music.
Graceland to reopen this week
As one of the first classic major attractions of US tourism, Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee is opening and offering tours again from Thursday 21st May.
2020 marks 60 years since Muhammad Ali won his Gold Medal
In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, a young Muhammad Ali, then called Cassius Clay, defeated three-time European boxing champion Zbigniew Pietrzykowski and returned to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky with a Gold Medal.
The Kentucky Derby may be delayed, but we're still celebrating this weekend.
Although history is on hold this year with the 2020 Kentucky Derby rescheduled for 5th September instead, let's still give a nod to the ‘most exciting two minutes in sport’, and it will give us all something fun to do at home!
Inside Graceland's Archives
The roads to the USA might be closed for the time being, but our friends in Memphis have found a way to come to you – and they’re bringing presents!
The Year of Virtual Travel Through Alabama's Natural Wonders
Craving for some outdoor adventure? Alabama have dedicated 2020 “The Alabama Year of Natural Wonders” which launched on Earth Day, 22nd April 2020. This blog item will help you with ideas for an outdoor 2021 holiday!
Mississippi streams "Virtual Juke Joint Festival" live from Clarksdale
Meet the first family of Bourbon
How about a nice read to amp up your taste for Kentucky bourbon? Along the way you’ll learn about unwavering bourbon-making genes and the undeniable influence of the Beam family, their Christmas parties must be legendary!