Famous People from Nashville

Famous People from Nashville

Nashville is home to many famous people including natives and the celebrities who enjoy a respite from LA and NYC. While the first that come to mind are most likely musicians and songwriters, the famous natives below also include politicians, artists, actors, authors, and sports stars.

Native Nashvillians:

John Adams – Brigadier General during the American Civil War
Duane Allman – Guitarist and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band
Gregg Allman – Singer, keyboardist and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band
Casey Atwood – NASCAR driver
Bill Belichick – NFL Patriots head coach
Julian Bond – Civil rights activist
Young Buck – Rapper
Miley Cyrus – Actress and singer
Anne Dallas Dudley – Women’s suffrage activist
Bill Frist – Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Red Grooms – Artist
Noodles Hahn – Major League Baseball player
Bobby Hamilton – NASCAR driver
Randall Jarrell – Poet and writer
Jeff Jarrett – Professional wrestler
Kathy Liebert – World Series of Poker bracelet winner
Beth Littleford – Comedian and actress
Ron Mercer – Professional basketball player
Bettie Page – Pin-up model
Keith Paskett – Professional Football Player for the Green Bay Packers
James B. Pearson – U.S. Senator
Annie Potts – Actress
Shelton Quarles – Professional Football Player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Emily J. Reynolds – Former Secretary of the U.S. Senate
Robert Ryman – Visual artist
John Seigenthaler – Journalist, writer, and political figure
Nate Simpson – Football player
Samuel Stritch – First American member of the Roman Curia
Lark Voorhies – Television actress
Chuck Wagner – Actor
William Walker – Journalist, adventurer, and briefly the President of Nicaragua
Kitty Wells – musician and singer, commonly referred to as the Queen of Country Music
Hank Williams III – Singer and musician
Del Wood – Ragtime, gospel, and country music pianist

Selected individuals taken from Wikipedia. To see the entire list, please click here.

Where to live near Nashville: Franklin, TN

Located in Williamson County, about 20 miles south of downtown Nashville, Franklin, TN, is home to almost 65,000 people that are surrounded by history, architecture, nature, entertainment and commerce.  The area of downtown Franklin is built around a town square located at 3rd Avenue and Main Street (U.S. Route 31), and is located in zip code 37064.

Franklin has become known for shopping and eating as well.  An idyllic main street is vibrant, filled with boutiques, antique shops, and shoppers. The Factory at Franklin is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and includes restaurants, antiques shops, art galleries, one-of-a-kind retail stores, culinary school, theater, working artisans, farmer’s market and much more. For a traditional shopping experience, there’s always CoolSprings Galleria.

Franklin, TN, is home to many equestrian estates...a horse lover's paradise!

Franklin, TN, is home to many equestrian estates…a horse lover’s paradise!

Many people associate the majestic rolling hills in and around Franklin, TN, with horses. There are many horse shows, horse farms, and associated businesses in the area.

The Nashville area is fortunate to have many famous people and celebrities living in its metro area. Franklin is a popular place for large estate homes for celebrities such as:

Steven Curtis Chapman

Ashley Judd

George Jones

Lee Greenwood

Franklin has lovely homes in many price ranges, including these three homes for sale in Franklin:

A traditional, new home for sale in Franklin, TN.  Please click on the image to see more photos and information on 2007 Barclay Lane, Franklin, TN, listed at $350,000.

A traditional, new home for sale in Franklin. Please click on the image to see more photos and information on 2007 Barclay Lane, Franklin, TN, listed at $350,000.

An historic home for sale in downtown Franklin. 302 3rd Ave. South is offered at $799,000 by Chris Mannino of The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty.

An historic home for sale in downtown Franklin. 302 3rd Ave. South is offered at $799,000 by Chris Mannino of The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty.

Misty Meadows is an equestrian estate for sale in Franklin, TN.  Offered at $2,495,000. Click on the image for more photos and information on 3100 Del Rio Pike Franklin,TN, 37064.

Misty Meadows is an equestrian estate for sale in Franklin, TN. Offered at $2,495,000. Click on the image for more photos and information on 3100 Del Rio Pike Franklin,TN, 37064.

Nashville's grand estate, Eagle's Rest, is for sale for $27,500,000. Listed by The Lipman Group Sotheby's International Realty

Franklin’s grand estate, Eagle’s Rest, is for sale for $27,500,000. Listed by The Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty