Sure did moonchild - I always check things out - Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Reba Mc Intyre, all are Okies, Iris De Mente, Johnny Cash and a long list all from Ozark region. In fact one visit to Mtn View Ark in the fall or spring would make anyone's mind up real quick.
Used to be something similar in Maggie Valley Ten but commercialism shut it down, Mt View is trying to resist that very thing as I write. I recommend checking it out while it is still there. 7 days a week picking and jamming in a alchohol/drug free environment. It is unique.