The Deep South USA Blog
Mardi Gras this year started with a party flight!
Read Jody's experience on board the inaugural London to New Orleans British Airways party flight with Nicole Scherzinger and YolanDa Brown for entertainment and her four days of Mardi Gras celebrations - with a cocktail or two thrown in for good measure!
'Elvis Presley's Memphis' opens at Graceland - the most significant expansion in Graceland history!
Elvis Presley’s Graceland® officially opened its new, $45-million, state-of-the-art, 40-acre entertainment complex, “Elvis Presley’s Memphis™” and welcomed visitors from around the world to its largest and most significant expansion since first opening to the public in 1982. The four-day opening celebration started yesterday and features live performances that celebrate Elvis’ incredible life and career, and honour Memphis’ rich musical legacy across all genres including Blues, Rockabilly, R&B, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll.
I Am Ali Festival coming to Louisville
Coming in June “I Am Ali” festival celebrating legacy of “The Greatest” to debut in Muhammad Ali’s hometown Louisville, Kentucky in 2017.
Historic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama is now open!
For the first time since 1978, music and history fans will be able to see Muscle Shoals Sound Studios as it appeared in its 1970s heyday.
Come and meet Deep South USA at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show
Discover your next adventure at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show, in association with The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Times Travel magazine, the UK’s biggest event for travel inspiration taking place at Manchester’s EventCity from 19- 22 January 2017 and Olympia London from 2 - 5 February 2017.
A Kentucky bourbon-crafted experience
USA Today featured this great article on Kentucky which we just had to share with you all. Some people say that there’s only one word that describes Kentucky: horses. But there’s a second that’s just as telling: bourbon.
The Great American Eclipse 2017
On 21st August 2017 millions of people across the US will see a total eclipse of the Sun. It is a scene of unimaginable beauty when the moon completely blocks the Sun and daylight becomes a deep twilight. Parts of Tennessee & Kentucky are both within the path of totality.
New BA service launching between London and New Orleans March 2017
Today we received some very exciting news regarding international visitation to New Orleans. After decades of cultivating the UK market, the second largest international source of visitors, and four years of negotiations with British Airways (BA), today BA announced that beginning 27th March 2017 it will offer non-stop flights between Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) four times per week on the state-of-the-art Dreamliner aircraft.
Music City Announce Free Celebration Concert with Garth Brooks
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Announce Celebration Event with Country Superstar Garth Brooks to Honour First-Ever Seven Diamond Recording Industry Association of America Certifications
Forever Country: The artists of then, now & forever...
To celebrate 50 years of the CMA Awards, the Country Music Association brought country's best and brightest together for the song "Forever Country" with an all-star music video to match creating country music history.