Welcome to the Deep South USA newsletter for June 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 and enquiry form or we can put an information pack together for you, just send us an email.


New Deep South USA Website

Deep South USA Unveils New Website!

After extensive analysis of the Deep South USA website from a panel of testers, we have created a more attractive website that visitors can navigate efficiently and easily.

With the introduction of a search facility as well as more visual click throughs, including a large map on the home page, the site is much more user friendly. We have also made our Deep South USA blog easier to find, which is regularly updated with the latest news.

We hope you enjoy your Deep South USA friendly online through now and tell us what you think!

Maverick Festival 2014

Alabama Tourism are happy to be the main sponsors at the Maverick Music Festival in Suffolk this July and to celebrate we are giving you the chance to win tickets!

The Maverick Music Festival is a celebration of everything Americana featuring over 40 artists over five stages inside and out. David Hood, one of the original ‘Swampers’ who recorded with many of the international superstars including Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones and Wilson Pickett at FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama during the 60s and 70s, will also be attending the show.

Travelling Time - Tour Operator of the Month

Travelling Time is a fully independent agency specialising in North American holidays with musical undertones. They offer a wide selection of North American Music Themed Holidays and Country Music Festivals for Independent Travellers, including their own Unique Escorted Music Tour “Southern Style”.

There are also 4 special offers available including all bookings to the Deep South USA will receive a Free Album of your choice from the current Top 100 to keep in theme with their music tours - just quote: DSCDChoice at the time of booking.


US Space & Rocket Center, Alabama

The ONE Thing You Must Do In Each US State

I stumbled upon this great article "If you could only tell a visitor to do ONE thing in your whole state, what would it be?”.

Here is what was listed for our Deep South States:

  • US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama

  • Olde Pink House in Savannah, Georgia

  • French Quarter Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • The Lyric in Oxford, Mississippi

  • Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Do you agree or have other ideas?


60 Years of Elvis

60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Elvis' first recordings at Sun Studio, Elvis Presley’s Graceland is planning a variety of activities, starting with a new exhibit at Graceland entitled “60 Years of Elvis.”

On 5th July 1954, a delivery truck driver named Elvis Presley walked into Sun Studio in Memphis and recorded “That’s All Right” with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips played the song on 8th July on WHBQ radio and the switchboard lit up. Rock ‘n’ roll was born and the music world changed forever.

Click more information if you would like a Memphis information pack & to enjoy a short video showing the exhibit.


New Orleans Plantation Country

New Orleans Plantation Country - a memorable travel destination

Between the historic cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana visitors can explore a remarkable area where the past is gloriously alive.

Here, a collection of famous plantations dot the verdant landscape along the Mississippi River, each offering a unique journey back in time. Enjoy delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine, exhilarating swamp tours, comfortable accommodations and all the richness of Louisiana’s vibrant culture.

It’s all here, just minutes from New Orleans, awaiting your discovery.