What makes Tennessee so nice?

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Tennessee is the second nicest state in America, according to a new study. What makes us that way?

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Big Seven Travel released a new list of the top 50 nicest states.

The website describes the Volunteer State as, "That classic Southern charm is in full swing in Tennessee, where locals have a buzzing attitude and an eagerness to show off their city to out-of-towners. Add in the lively music scene and it’s clear why it’s one of the friendliest states in America."

WVLT News reporter Arial Starks went out on a journey to find out why tourists and locals think Tennessee deserves its ranking.

"Personally I think they need to be number one." said Diane Pearson.
"Everyone here is just extremely friendly".

"I like how quiet it is and I would definitely come back to live here later in life as a place to retire," said Chez Marshall.

"We live so close to where Dolly Parton is from so her kindness has got to rub off on us," said Cheyenne Rust.

Which state beat Tennessee in 'niceness'? According to the list, Minnesota was ranked number 1.

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