- 2008 -


November 1, 2008

2008 Halloween Dance and Dinner - Click HERE for highlights



October 25-26, 2008

TN River Trail Bass Tournament Classic

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October 11, 2008

The Scenic Tennessee Board of Directors visited Birdsong Resort and Marina

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October 4-5, 2008

C and O Team Trail Bass Tournament Trail Classic won by Russell and Garret with a total of 29.84 lbs. and was held out of Birdsong Resort and Marina.

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September 27, 2008

3rd Annual Pearls for Paws event held at the Pine Tree Country Club in Lexington, TN with all proceeds going to Spay/Neuter Program for West Tennessee.

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September 27, 2008

TN River Trail Bass Tournament held out of Birdsong Resort and Marina.

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September 27, 2008

An unidentified customer goes off the deep end when trying to launch his boat. Enjoy the movie.



September 25, 2008

2008 Antique Boaters Tennessee River Cruise Group visits Birdsong Resort and Marina to blast off for their five day and 478 mile trip along the Tennessee River. The 2008 Roster includes Robert Bartholf, Mary Ann Caliel, John and Marcia Williams in a 1953 Chris Craft Sportsman boat named Bart; Ted Fish, Janet Howe and Norm Blackley in a 2000 Hacker Triple named Marriane; Dennis and Donna Friesel in a 1953 Chris Craft Racer named Mohogamous Affair; Robert and Janet Korts in a 1926 Chris Craft Triple named Flash; Robert and Mariana Wright in a 1926 Chris Craft Triple named Old Sweetheart.

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September 21, 2008

DuPont Reels In 2008 WTIC Trophy

The 24th Annual West Tennessee Industrial and Commercial League Invitational Bass Tournament was held on Sunday, September 21st at Birdsong Resort, Marina and Lakeside RV and Tent Campground on the scenic Tennessee River's beautiful Kentucky Lake. Two Hundred and Sixteen (216) fishermen from area companies were able to spend a fun-filled day on Kentucky Lake, catch a few fish, enjoy Benton County's vast shoreline and even make new friends.

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September 13, 2008

C & O Team Trail Bass Tournament

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September 7, 2008

Yellow Creek Bass Club Fishing Tournament held out of Birdsong Resort and Marina

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September 6, 2008

American Bass Anglers Tennessee - West - Division 40 Fishing Tournament

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August 21, 2008

Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel under title: “Wildly popular in the ’80s, Tennessee pearls still command attention.”

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July 18, 2008

Pearly Sights
Tennessee River attraction boasts only freshwater pearl farm in North America
by Joe Parrino, Courier staff

"This is one of the best kept secrets in Kentucky and Tennessee," Keast said.

The low profile of North America's only freshwater pearl farm is surprising given its long history and the coverage it gets from national media.

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June 30, 2008

How much is your life worth? Is it worth a $15.00 life jacket?

U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets range in price from as low as $15.00 to about $400.00 for the top of the line inflatable, although, even the most expensive life jacket is worthless if it is not worn.

With the long Fourth of July holiday just a few days away the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary points out that life jacket wear is "critical" to surviving a boating accident.

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June 16, 2008

The Wonders of Benton County, Tennessee

Hot Rods, Classic Cars, Motor Cycles, Chrome and Leather, Antique Tractors, Parades, Music, Dancing, Gospel Jubilee, Dinner on the Ground, Miss Tennessee, Rock Climbing Wall, Smokey the Bear, Hummer Rides, McGruff, Turkey and Duck Callings, Rocky T and the Reading Rangers, Catfish, Kid's with Mom's and Dad' and all the Grandparents combining to make Happy Endings...

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June 16, 2008

Benton County Three Star Program - Tennessee River Pearl Festival

The inaugural observance of the TENNESSEE RIVER PEARL FESTIVAL was set for June 13-15, 2008.

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April 29, 2008

Bob Keast Speaks To The Senate Conservation/Environment and Tourism Committee on Behalf of Litter and Recycling.

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April 28, 2008

Fishermen's Spring Fling

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April 27, 2008

Bob Keast of Birdsong Signs CMT (Country Music Television) Contract.

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April 20, 2008

Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm featured in the Travel Planners.

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April 20, 2008

Birdsong Resort and Marina Awarded 2008 Benton Countian Reader's Choice Award.

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April 14, 2008

Pearl Farm featured in the Travel section of the Nashville Tennessean.

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April 14, 2008

The Benton County 4-H Group visited Birdsong Resort and Marina for complimentary popcorn and lemonade and group photo. The 4-H group helped to clean up trash at the Scenic Overlook located on Hwy. 191 as part of the Keep TN Beautiful and Stop Litter Volunteers.

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March 15, 2008

Team Trails Bass Tournament

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February 29, 2008

21st Annual Taste of Jackson

Pictured from left to right are Bob and Janis Keast at the 21st Annual Taste of Jackson. Over 2,000 people attended this chairtable event at the Carl Perkin's Civic Center.

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January 7, 2008

Keeping Your Tournament-Caught Bass Alive. Click HERE to download pdf.






Click HERE to see the full, print version of the all-new Pearl Tour Group Travel Profile Sheet.