Gracey Holler Music brings back a lost world of eastern Kentucky with their release of “Hey Mr. TVA.” The clip tells the story of the TVA and the history of the ambitious 170,000-acre project known as Land Between The Lakes in a scrolling series of stark black & white photos. From the upcoming CD, SONGS FROM LYON COUNTY, the track is available for digital pre-order now from Bandzoogle and physical CDs can be ordered HERE. The disc, which features a host of guest artists (Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Bradley Walker, Paul Brewster, Josh Shilling, Holly Pitney) and tunes ranging from Bluegrass to Country to Americana and Folk, will be in stores September 7.
Did you care for progress sake lives were trampled in the dust
Hey Mr. TVA I don’t believe the price you paid
For so many hearts to break could ever be enough (Dennis K. Duff)
The LBL remains a source of contention for some who now take issue with the government’s management of the National Recreation Area in Western Kentucky and Tennessee. Today’s activists protest the clear-cutting of timber and efforts to commercialize the area and its resources. For those advocating that the Forest Service keep its promise and ensure that LBL stays free and open to all, the message of “Hey Mr. TVA” will resonate, just as it does for those who survived the loss of their beloved land.