Tennessee State Poet Laureate

Ryan French

Join Tennessee’s poetic maven, “Maggie” Margaret Britton Vaughn with correspondent Tom Wilmer at Vaughn's home in the village of Bell Buckle, where she waxes eloquent about her immersive, creative life in Tennessee.

The diversity of her artistic expressions include decades of writing lyrics for Nashville Country stars including Ernest Tubb, Charley Weaver and Loretta Lynn.

Vaughn's lifelong friendship with Minnie Pearl remains as one of her true creative treasures…along with a lifelong adoration for Nashville’s “Mother Church”—The Ryman Auditorium.

Ms. Vaughn is celebrating her 26th year as the state of Tennessee’s official Poet Laureate. Close to her heart is her Bicentennial poem written back in 1996 that remains today as fresh and timeless as yesterday.

Come along and join Ms. Vaughn for a riveting and hilarious hour of tales about her amazing 83-year journey chronicling a passionate love for life in the south.