No doubt that we are rich in talent in the music industry with writers and producers in this area that have much more success than many people know.
Believe it or not the Shoals is blessed with better schools than many other areas in the state and nation wide. We take many things for granted others can only wish for like safety, good facilities, community interest in the well being of the schools and kids. Even the worst school(s) in this area are better than many systems elsewhere.
Last but not least just being in the heart of Dixie is a big plus. In general people are more polite, have grounded morals, and aren't too liberal in their ways. If you travel (particularly north) very much you know what I mean.