2017 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide Honors Musical Milestones of Garth Brooks and Ryman Auditorium

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The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development today released its 2017 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide, featuring Tennessee Ambassador of Goodwill Garth Brooks on the famed stage at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, which celebrates its 125 th Anniversary this year. More than 550,000 guides are available to inspire potential guests to book a trip filled with authentic experiences that are part of “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” The 2017 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide is available free of charge at any of Tennessee’s 14 Welcome Centers or by calling 1-800- GO2-TENN (462-8366), and can also be ordered or downloaded online at www.tnvacation.com/guide. Brooks was named an official Tennessee Ambassador of Goodwill by Governor Bill Haslam in October 2016, in honor of his becoming the first artist in music history to earn seven Diamond Awards—recognizing seven albums selling 10 million or more copies each—from the Recording Industry Association of America.