“Memphis” is mentioned in more song lyrics than any other place on earth. Location has plenty to do with it. Memphis’ powerful spot on the Mississippi River in the extreme southwest corner of Tennessee made the city a magnet for attracting people from all around the world.
This influx of people blends with the locals, to create an interesting and distinct confluence of cultures, which is inextricably woven into the fabric of Memphis’ history and is absolutely part of Memphis’ vibe today.
This gives Memphis a special, unforgettable yet hard-to-describe feeling. In the song “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn wonders, “But do I really feel the way I feel.” We know Memphis is like that; it sneaks up on you, touches your soul, and makes you go, “What was that?” It’s a city with heart and soul. It’s manifested in the people, in the places, in the food, in the culture, and in the history.
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