Travel Writers

Writing About the Heart of Tennessee? We’re Here to Help

Thank you for your interest in Rutherford County, Tennessee! We have press kits, maps, brochures and a photo CD available for editorial use.


To obtain any of these materials, or if you have any questions contact Shana Miller, Director of Communications and Marketing at (615) 278-2389 or


Individual Press Tours

What we need from you
Name(s) of journalist and/or photographer
Mailing address
Telephone number, fax number, e-mail, etc.
Brief biographical sketch
Tear sheets not more than two years old
Two editorial references (name, publications, phone numbers)
You must provide the following article information
Name of targeted publication(s)
Letter of assignment (if working for a specific publication)
Arrival date, length of visit, departure date
Types of activities or special interest/focus of story/special requests

The CVB will provide the following services to bona fide travel writers

Attraction Access

The CVB will offer to arrange free entrance to area attractions for writers and photographers whose names are listed on the bylines of the tear sheets. Costs incurred by family members and/or friends traveling with a writer will be paid for by the writer.


The CVB will provide complimentary or reduced rate rooms for up to two nights for writers on assignment, when available. If the writer is not on assignment, it is up to the individual property to decide if services will be complimentary or at a reduced rate. Accommodations are subject to availability. No complimentary accommodations will be available during holidays.

Ground Transportation

You are responsible for your own transportation while in Rutherford County. Rental cars are the responsibility of the writer, but a list of local rental companies will be supplied if requested. If someone from the CVB is available to help you during your visit, you will be notified.

Photographic Images

The CVB maintains a photo library should the writer need pictures to accompany a story.

State of Tennessee Articles

If you are interested in doing a story on other areas of the state, please contact Amanda Murphy, Director of Communications of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development at (615) 741-9010 or

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