Tennessee: One of Us
When a reporter suggested to Roy Acuff, the famous country musician and Grand Ole Opry regular, that he run for governor in opposition to the popular democratic candidate — Roy thought he was joking. Soon after, to everyone’s surprise, he was backed by the republican party and was touring the state as its nominee. Though he lost that election, he continued to think Tennesseans deserved a leader that was more like like the common people. Years later, Roy Acuff found himself introducing the President of the United States to a room full of country music fans — a man who he considered to be “one of us”.
Note: Though this is historical fiction and the characters have been developed to accommodate a story, their attributes and development may be useful as reference points and inspirations.