From the 1950s to 1970s, the 13-acre property of rolling hills and shady trees was Mockingbird Hill Park, a major concert venue for country, bluegrass and blues artists.
It was a cultural anchor for the Anderson community, with locals gathering around the outdoor stage for a long day of music, food and fellowship.
Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Jr. and countless other legends played here.
The name came from the song “Mockin’ Bird Hill,” written in 1915 by Carl "Calle" Jularbo that became popular in the early 1950s after Patti Page recorded it, followed by many other artists who produced their own versions in the years after.
Now, Mockingbird Hill has sung again -- a chorus of renewal and recovery!