Song of the Day: Sandra McCracken


If, like me, any of you are Patty Griffin fans, you ought to love this song: “Chattanooga” by Sandra McCracken off her Gravity | Love album. Good stuff, great driving song. Enjoy.


Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.


  1. david

    i hope that some more of the songwriters in the Square Peg Alliance take advantage of – this album is available there, as well as Jill Phillips and Andy Gullahorn’s relatively recent ones.
    i hope Sandra comments on this song, however…

  2. becky

    I went to school in Chattenooga many years ago, and there is nothing quite as beautiful as the bright autumn colors starting on the tops of the mountains and moving downhill. This song makes me homesick!

  3. Laura

    I live in Chattanooga, so I too can attest to its beauty in the autumn (definitely a good time to visit!) Sandra once said at a concert that she wrote the lyrics on a stop at Point Park (up on Lookout Mountain), on her way home to Nashville from somewhere. The view from there is fantastic: you can see the whole city, with the Tennessee River winding by, and 1-24 running alongside it. I love being able to drive past that beautiful view every day, and I love Sandra’s song!

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