Knoxville is nice too, and the rest of the state is not as bad as the reputation either. Even some of the small towns do some pretty cool stuff - check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_Clips_Project
My cousin MICHELE got stuck with having to go to court for child support because they had her as the father of some. She explained she's a woman and isn't a father but they were like nope and she was being sued. I was like what the fuck.