Welcome to the Deep South USA newsletter for March 2014. We will bring you all the latest news on the Southern US states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi & Tennessee as the official UK representatives.

If you would like further information on any of the articles featured you can complete an enquiry form or we can put an information pack together for you, just email us.


Muscle Shoals: The Greatest Recording Studio in the World

BBC4 recently showed Muscle Shoals: The Greatest Recording Studio in the World and you can still watch this brilliant program online.

The documentary is set alongside the Tennessee River, in Muscle Shoals Alabama and this is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music.

Visitors to The Shoals can tour FAME Studio, a ‘live’ studio recently used by Alicia Keys. The iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studio is also currently being restored to a fully functioning recording studio.

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Beverley Knight in Memphis the Musical

Beverley Knight will be starring in Memphis the Musical, Broadway’s Tony Award-Winning Best Musical, coming to London soon!

Direct from its smash hit Broadway run and a triumphant 55-city North American tour, the multi award-winning musical MEMPHIS is set to be London’s hottest new destination at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Reduced price previews plus no booking fee available from 9-22 October, full price tickets from 23rd October.

Booking open now!

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Nashville, Music City

We are giving you the opportunity to win two tickets to the CMA Music Festival 2015 in Nashville.

Full prize package includes roundtrip airfare to Nashville from London Heathrow with American Airlines, 5 night hotel accommodation at the Inn at Opryland 10-15 June 2015, 2 four-day CMA Music Festival 2015 tickets, plus an attraction pass to over 30 Nashville attractions such as Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and more.

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Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Georgia, USA

New Tasting Room at Yonah Mountain Winery in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains in Now Open!

Located at the base of historic Mount Yonah, Yonah Mountain Vineyards holds more than seven varietals on almost 15 acres of the 197-acre estate. Join the Tour de la Cave & Barrel Sampling for a tour of the only known wine cave in Georgia at the vineyard and winery near Cleveland, followed by a wine tasting at the Yonah Mountain Vineyards New Tasting Room in charming Sautee Nacoochee Village. The Tasting Room is open daily and wine cave tours should be booked in advance.

The elegant yet relaxed atmosphere at the brand new Tasting Room provides the perfect experience for sampling Yonah Mountain Vineyards' wines.

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Neil travels from Shreveport to New Orleans

Neil from our Louisiana Office has just completed 9-days travelling from Shreveport to New Orleans.

Starting in Shreveport at the Gator & Friends Alligator Park, Neil then went on to visit the oldest city in Louisiana, Natchitoches. Then on to Lake Charles to sample some Tabasco and Rum (not together!). Along the Creole Nature Trail Neil found some rather fetching Mardi Gras outfits before sampling fantastic Louisiana food in Lafayette. He had his most Louisianan day in the State Capitol, Baton Rouge before arriving in New Orleans to celebrate St. Patricks Day and watch an NBA Basketball game.

Phew....what a trip! And you can read all about it on our blog, and maybe get some ideas for your own Louisiana Roadtrip!

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Our Tour Operator of the Month for March is Holidays2USA.

Holidays2USA is a USA travel specialist offering family packages, multi centre, fly drive, coach and rail tours and tailor made holidays to USA. Most of the holidays are unique and are based on their unrivalled knowledge of Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. They have a special offer via our Deep South website where you can get a free upgrade from Intermediate to Fullsize 4 door car when you book either the Gumbo, Shrimp & Peaches Tour or the Mississippi Bayous Tour.

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