On January 21, 2017, we were awarded a regional Emmy® in the Writer/Program category of the Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The award marks our first regional Emmy® from four nominations in two years.

The award is also producer Taylor Walters and Erick Baker's first Emmy®, who are the lead writers on the show. The two were also nominated in the Informational/Instructional Series category alongside Executive Producers Bryan Allen, Don King, Joseph Nother, and Brandon Rochelle.

The Nashville Chapter of NATAS announced the winners at its 31st annual gala, which was held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville this past weekend.

“We are extremely proud to have our work be recognized by our peers,” said Joseph Nother, Executive Producer and Creative Director at Designsensory, production partner with TWRA. “The writing and storytelling have always been the strong points of the show.”

We could not be more thankful to our viewers for allowing us to share the stories of our great state and to those who have contributed to the show. 

“Taylor and Erick have been very successful at expressing the vision of what we set out to do with the concept—which ultimately is a love poem to our wonderful home state of Tennessee, its people and our shared culture, rooted in the outdoors,” said Nother.

We're currently airing season three on local public television stations, statewide on The Tennessee Channel, on YouTube, and on the online streaming service from TWRA, TWRA.tv.