And the answer: Tennessee.
Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26 1939, and grew up in Nutbush, Tennessee. She wrote the semi-autobiographical song, "Nutbush City Limits" to celebrate her rural hometown.
The beginnings for this prolific R&B, soul and rock star may have been quiet, yet there was no stopping the larger-than-life rockstar. Born into a sharecropping family in Tennessee, Anna Mae Bullock began singing as a teenager, long before she had a stage to perform on. At a young age, Bullock moved to St. Louis, Missouri with her sister, where she became immediately engrossed in the R&B scene. There, she met Ike Turner, and everything changed. Bullock began performing in Ike's act under the stage name Tina Turner, where her stage presence became the center piece of the show. The pair found fame together, releasing hits such as 1960's "A Fool in Love" and 1966's "River Deep— Mountain High."
In 1978, though, divorce ensued. Alleging infidelity, Tina filed for divorce and parted ways to pursue her own solo act. Finally, Turner was able to showcase her talent on her own terms, and the result was overwhelmingly positive. Turner released her debut solo album, Private Dancer, in 1984, and the endeavor was a triumph— both critically and commercially. Selling more than 20 million copies worldwide, Turner's record won three Grammy Awards, including record of the year and best female vocal performance for “What’s Love Got to Do with It."
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