Most folks don’t know that a world-famous opera star came from Tennessee.
Her name was Grace Moore. She was born in 1898 in Cocke County and grew up in the town of Jellico, in Campbell County.
She had a wonderful singing voice and made a name for herself on the New York stage. In the 1930s she was a film star as well, starring in many movies, including a musical called One Night of Love.
Grace Moore, the Tennessee Nightingale, died in a plane crash in 1947.