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"Scenic Roots" offers conversations that matter in the heart of Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley.From the mountains to the river, our conversations are rooted deep within every corner of our community - reflecting who we are, who we were and who we can become.We engage with the news that affects our community, behind and beyond the headlines. We build bridges that span from creators and innovators to storytellers and the outdoors. We focus on our challenges as many communities in one - as we celebrate what inspires us. We resonate with countless voices - in words and spaces, sounds and songs.We are "Scenic Roots."Ray Bassett hosts and produces "Scenic Roots" at WUTC.

Next On “The A List” From WTCI PBS: Alice Randall

Alice Randall banner for “The A List with Alison Lebovitz.”
The A List With Alison Lebovitz / WTCI PBS

For four decades, Alice Randall has devoted her creative energy into writing songs for some of the biggest names in country music.

She is the first Black woman to write a number one country song, a professor and writer-in-residence at Vanderbilt University - and a bestselling author.

In April, she released her newest book, “My Black Country” - which she describes as her “Love Letter To Black Country Music And The ‘First Family’ Of Black Country.”

This celebration of Black artistry comes with a soundtrack – a compilation of Alice’s songs, reimagined by Black country artists who are pushing the boundaries today on Music Row in Nashville and beyond.

Alice Randall is the next guest on “The A List with Alison Lebovitz” - this Thursday at 8:30 PM on our public media partner WTCI PBS.

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.