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Ed Snodderly is a well-respected musician, songwriter and
actor from the mountains of East Tennessee. He is also a co/owner of one of
the country's longest running music venues, The Down Home located in
Johnson City, Tennessee.
laundry list of accomplishments is that his songs have been recorded by
such artists as: Sam Bush, Missy Raines, Jerry Douglas, John Cowan and
He has performed at major fesivals including Merlefest,
Strawberry Music Festival and Kerrville Folk Festival as well as on
National radio shows, eTown, and Mountain Stage. Ed will tell you that one
of his proudest achievements is being venerated in the Country Music
Hall of Fame Museum where a verse of his song, "The Diamond
Stream", is inscribed upon the wall in the Hall of Honor.
Life Of My Own - Ed Snodderly
Ed's acting career has taken him to premier theater
stages in such cities as Denver, Chicago, Louisville and Seattle. His most
famous role occurred in the movie phenomenon Oh Brother, Where Art
Thou? where Ed's fiddling took center stage in the character of the
Ain't just a term in football. The rates in Tennessee, and actually all over, should be better. From The Tennessean. College completion rates in Tennessee unacceptable, report says
While state efforts have helped boost college readiness and access to higher education, college completion rates remain “unacceptably low,” according to a report released Wednesday.
On average, less than 45 percent of students at Tennessee two- and four-year public colleges complete their degrees, according to Complete Tennessee’s “Room to Grow” report.
The low completion rates — Tennessee ranks 38th in the nation in public university graduation rates and 40th in community college graduation rates — could have repercussions for students and employers.
Students who don’t complete their college degrees are more likely to incur debt and have lower salaries and a lower quality of life, said Kenyetta Lovett, executive director of Complete Tennessee, a non-profit focused on increasing postsecondary access a…