95 Tennessee Counties in 95 Days


On August 16th, I’m leaving from Mountain City on my tractor to begin my Rural Road Trip tractor tour across Tennessee. We’ll go from Mountain City to Middle Tennessee in August, and Middle Tennessee to Memphis in October. You can see our list of stops at the bottom of this page.

We kicked off our campaign with a 95-day tour through every county in Tennessee. Maria and I learned a lot, but one thing we now know for sure is that our rural communities and small towns are hurting. If we don’t take action now, we risk losing that way of life forever.

I’m taking this Rural Road Trip to promote my values and ideas that can help our rural communities and small towns. My plan is called the Roadmap for Rural Tennessee, and you can learn more about it here.  I also released a new video about my Rural Roadmap, and you can view it below:



Many have asked me why I’m choosing to kick off my campaign talking about rural Tennessee, instead of other issues. Tennessee is often called a rural state with a few big cities. There’s some truth to that, but the reality is that our urban centers and rural communities are interconnected. I’m thrilled to see our larger cities doing so well. We need to keep that up, and I’ll have a lot to say about that too as the campaign goes forward.

But here’s the bottom line: what happens in rural Tennessee impacts everyone in our state, and a plan to improve rural Tennessee will benefit all of us.

I look forward to traveling the state again and promoting my ideas for an even better Tennessee. See you soon.

Tractor Tour Stops

Wednesday, August 16

Tractor Tour Send-off in Mountain City
4:30 – 5:00 pm: JOHNSON COUNTY – Tractor Tour Send-Off
Farmers BBQ & Grill,  424 S Church St, Mountain City, TN 37683

Thursday, August 17

Breakfast in Johnson City
8:00 – 9:00 am: WASHINGTON COUNTY –  Meet-Up for Breakfast
Bob Evans, 2801 Boones Creek Road, Johnson City, TN 37615

Meet and Greet in Bean Station
5:30 – 7:00 pm: GRAINGER COUNTY – Dinner & Discussion
Cook’s Boathouse, 410 Hwy 25 E, Bean Station, TN  37708

Friday, August 18

Vol Market Lunch in Knoxville
11:00 am – 12:30 pm: KNOX COUNTY – Meet & Greet
Vol Market#3, 3400 Western Ave, Knoxville, TN 37921

Saturday, August 26

10:00 – 11:00 am: LOUDON COUNTY – Meet & Greet
Sweetwater Valley Farms, 17988 W Lee Hwy, Philadelphia, TN 37846

12:00 – 1:00 pm: MCMINN COUNTY – Meet & Greet
Tour & Visit at Ag Central Co-Op, 920 Congress Pkwy. Athens, TN 37303

Monday, August 28

5:30 – 7:00 pm: MARION COUNTY – Dinner & Discussion
Western Sizzlin, 1130 Highway 28, Jasper, TN 37347

Tuesday, August 29

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.:  WARREN COUNTY – Meet & Greet
Prater’s BBQ, 9576 Manchester Hwy, Morrison, TN 37357

Thursday, August 31

12:00 – 1:00 pm:  MARSHALL COUNTY – Meet-Up for Lunch
Old Delina Country Store & Cafe, 4397 John Barnes Rd, Cornersville, TN 37047

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