MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer, songwriter and actress Dolly Parton shares her love of her Tennessee mountain home and the fond memories of her childhood in the new book from Image Publishing Inc. called My Homeland Tennessee. The book is now available online (www.imagepublishinginc.com and http://www.amazon.com) and in gift shops, museums and bookstores across the state.
"We wanted to offer everyone a vivid look at the people and places that make Tennessee such a great place to live," said Gigi Phillips, publisher and CEO of Image Publishing Inc. "I have published similar books in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, but I believe this is a special book for anyone who loves Tennessee."
The coffee table sized 456-page book (ISBN: 978-0-9747037-4-9) retails for $42.95 and includes fascinating stories and incredible photographs about the state's most famous celebrities and visionaries, in addition to leading businesses throughout Tennessee. Introduced by Parton, the book offers insight into the lives of more than 100 people including such stars as actress Kathy Bates, musicians Brooks & Dunn and Kenny Chesney, Civil War historian Shelby Foote, singer Aretha Franklin, author Alex Haley, Blues singer B.B. King, coaches Johnny Majors and Robert Neyland, Elvis Presley, basketball coach Pat Summitt, singer Taylor Swift, actor Justin Timberlake, singer Tina Turner, actress Reese Witherspoon, Governor Bill Haslam, and U.S. Presidents Andrew Johnson, James K. Polk and Andrew Jackson. It also covers business visionaries like Fred Davis, Pitt Hyde, Thomas Boggs and Dave Ramsey and sponsors that include the National Civil Rights Museum, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, Guardsmark, Inc., among many others.
The book also includes a special section on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War that shares rare photographs from those dark days in history.
Along with celebrities, visionaries and statesmen, leading businesses and organizations are featured by region. Regional photo essays capture the natural beauty of the state and the stories capture the rich history and celebrate the diversity of today's Tennessee.
Image Publishing, Inc. and Phillips have been producing high quality books since 2004 and My Homeland Tennessee continues this tradition.
SOURCE Image Publishing, Inc.