The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development officially launched on Thursday the Ring of Fire Trail at a special event held at The Fontanel. The 10th of 16 self-guided driving tours in the Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways program, The Ring of Fire travels 334 miles from Nashville across the Cumberland Plateau.
The Ring of Fire Trail is the result of a partnership between multiple state agencies and city and county officials. The end result is a trail made up of sites and attractions in Clay, Davidson, Macon, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale and Jackson counties that leads travelers on a journey through legends, historic sites, charming small towns and some of Middle Tennessee’s most beautiful scenery.
Several country music legends call home various cities and towns along the Ring of Fire. Johnny Cash, known as the “Man in Black,” began his career in country music, but later became best known for his rockabilly, rock ‘n roll, blues, folk and gospel music. Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash, was an icon in her own right, whose solo career earned her wide acclaim as a singer-songwriter.
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