The History of Political Songs
and Jingles in Tennessee
A Web Exhibit Curated by John Fabke
Featuring Materials from the Holdings of the
Center for Popular Music and the Albert Gore Research Center at
Middle Tennessee State University
Newly-Acquired Songs and Research by Kent Syler, Special Projects Coordinator, Albert Gore Research Center
Web Site Construction by Donna Baker and Jim Williams
In a state with such a rich musical heritage, it seems natural that music has played an important role in Tennessee politics as much as other, more familiar, areas of the state's culture. We invite you to explore the many facets of political songs and jingles in Tennessee and American history.
This exhibit is meant to be viewed sequentially, following the section outlines below.
However, a viewer may jump to a particular section by using the section title as a link.
Photos from the Albert Gore Sr. Papers; the Buford Ellington Papers; and the LaMar Baker Papers. This exhibit was originally created for the 2012 elections and has been revised as new materials and information have come to hand. Latest revision: July 2014.