Radio legend Tommy Jett now has a road named after him.
Tommy Jett Drive was unveiled in his hometown. The road connects to highway 193 in Walker County. Tommy Jett, Radio Legend said, "I was shocked, honored and humbled by it because so many people have hung in with me down through the years, going with 50 years on the air."
Elected officials Bebe Heiskell and Sheriff Wilson made the honor possible. Close personal friends also attended the ceremony. Tennessee Radio Hall of Famer Dex, from US 101, said he grew up listening to Tommy Jett. Dex, US 101 said, "To be here to honor Tommy Jett is great because my very first full time job was working with Tommy and that was in 1971."
Jett has had some pretty serious complications from surgery the last few months.
He was involved in a car accident in April that broke his neck. Jett said, "God and your prayers, and many thousands of other peoples prayers said different so that's the reason why I'm here." Jett's close friend Chip Chapman spoke a few words on behalf of Tommy. Chapman said, "I think we learned the importance of friends and the importance of dealing with people just like how you would want to be dealt with. You've taught a lot of us a lot of things over a lot of years and we thank you, and we all love you."