These days nurses will find the state of Tennessee quite industrial, with the population residing mainly in urban areas. Nonetheless Tennesseans tend to earn their living from the land. Here leading crops are cotton, soybeans, and tobacco; cattle, dairy products, and pigs are farm commodities that also feature.

Tennessee’s leading mineral, is stone; with zinc coming second (Tennessee leads the nation in its production). Responding to the needs of the market, industry is being continually diversified; the state’s leading manufactures are chemicals and related products, foods, electrical machinery, primary metals, automobiles, textiles and apparel, stone, clay, and glass items.

The seductive friendliness and nature of Tennessee has established it as a major tourist destination. Tourists are also attracted by Tennessee’s music capitals, the country-music mecca of Nashville and the blues and jazz rhythms of Memphis.

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