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Cotton Eyed Joe, Knoxville

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"Cotton-Eyed Joe" (also known as "Cotton-Eye Joe") is a traditional American country folk song popular at various times throughout the United States and Canada, although today it is most commonly associated with the American South. In the Roud index of folksongs it is No. 942. "Cotton-Eyed Joe" has inspired both a partner dance and more than one line dance that is often danced at country dance venues in the U.S. and around the world. The 1980 film Urban Cowboy sparked a renewed interest in the dance. In 1985, The Moody Brothers' version of the song received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Country Instrumental Performance". Irish group The Chieftains received a Grammy nomination for "Best Country Vocal Collaboration" for their version of the song with lead vocals by Ricky Skaggs on their 1992 album, Another Country. In 1994, a version of the song recorded by the Swedish band Rednex as "Cotton Eye Joe" became popular worldwide.


Overview of Cotton Eyed Joe

Walking past the city of Knoxville, you will come across Cotton Eyed Joe. Missed by most of the visitors, Cotton Eyed Joe is unique in its own way.

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  • This place is great. Live concerts are awesome. Drinks are reasonably priced and the bartenders are very friendly.

  • Singer started over an hour and a half later than what it said online and I brought it up and then was then escorted out by two bouncers and then two other cops and said that the owners told me to leave the property after paying it for my ticket and drinks for me and one other while I had two thirds of a pitcher of beer left. HIGHLY RECOMEND not going here because the owners are obviously biased

  • I am a regular here and love it. Thursdays and Sundays are the best times. Line dancing at 7:30 on those days as well.

  • This place holds some memories for me from back in my college years. It's not the fanciest place, not by any stretch. It's just a cool little country bar

  • I will go here for ladies night and that's it. It seems like the waitresses and bartenders take advantage of their customers. They have a stamp that says 20% gratuity is added to your bill. That's fine, if they tell you about said stamp. My bill was stamped on the back. My friend's was stamped under her receipt so that she wouldn't see it before signing. I find this to be unethical at best. I almost ended up tipping 40%. I can't imagine service being that spectacular. Feel sorry for the folks that come for a good time and good drinks only to end up taken advantage of.

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