KNOXVILLE LIFE

BEST AMBASSADOR FOR KNOXILLE: Pat Summitt >>

Best Ambassador for Knoxville Runners-Up: Bill Haslam, Peyton Manning, Bruce Pearl

BEST LOCAL BOY OR GIRL DONE GOOD: Johnny Knoxville

See Also: Best Actor

Best Local Boy or Girl Done Good Runners-Up: Kenney Chesney, Peyton Manning, Pat Summit

BEST PERSON TO BE LOCKED IN THE SUNSPHERE WITH: Bruce Pearl >>

Best Person to be Locked in the Sunsphere With Runners-Up: My wife, Lane Kiffin’s wife, Lane Kiffin

BEST NATIONAL NEWS STORY ABOUT KNOXVILLE: TVA Ash Spill

Best National News Story Runners-Up: Big Ears Music Festival, Lane Kiffin, Pat Summit’s 1,000th win

BEST THING IN TOWN TO SHOW A VISITOR WITH A THREE-HOUR LAYOVER and BEST THING TO DO ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Market Square >>

  • Best Thing to Show a Visitor Runners-Up: Downtown, The Old City, The Sunsphere
  • Best Thing on a Sunday Afternoon Runners-Up: Knoxville Zoo, Go to the Mountains, sleep

BEST NATIONAL TREND THAT FINALLY MADE IT HERE: Sushi

See Also: Best Sushi

Best National Trend Runners-Up: cupcakes, Twitter, skinny jeans