List of people from Nashville, Tennessee
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The following is a list of notable people who have lived in Nashville, Tennessee.
People born in Nashville:
|John Adams||1825||Brigadier General during the American Civil War|||
|Duane Allman||1946||Guitarist and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band|||
|Gregg Allman||1947||Singer, keyboardist and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band|||
|Casey Atwood||1980||NASCAR driver|||
|Frank Maxwell Andrews||1884||Important figure in U.S. military aviation|||
|Bill Belichick||1952||Football coach|||
|Madison Smartt Bell||1957||Novelist|||
|Julian Bond||1940||Civil rights activist|||
|Robert Earl Bonney||1882||US Navy Medal of Honor Recipient 1910|||
|Linn Boyd||1800||Member of Congress from Kentucky and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives|||
|Beverly Briley||1914||Mayor of Nashville, 1963–1975|||
|Kitty Cheatham||1864||Singer and actress|||
|Miley Cyrus||1992||Actress and singer|||
|Anne Dallas Dudley||1876||Women's suffrage activist|||
|Bill Frist||1952||Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader|||
|Noodles Hahn||1879||Major League Baseball player|||
|Bobby Hamilton||1957||NASCAR driver|
|Les Hunter||1942||Center of 1963 Loyola Ramblers basketball national championship team|
|Thomas Setzer Hutchison||1875||Military officer, police commissioner, civil reformer, author, inventor|
|Lillian Jackson||1919||All-American Girls Professional Baseball League founding member|
|Randall Jarrell||1914||Poet and writer|
|Jeff Jarrett||1967||Professional wrestler|
|Lucille La Verne||1872||Actress|||
|Margaret Landis||1890||Silent Screen Actress|||
|Mary Louise Lester||1921||All-American Girls Professional Baseball League founding member|
|Kathy Liebert||1967||World Series of Poker bracelet winner|
|Beth Littleford||1968||Comedian and actress|||
|Ron Mercer||1976||Professional basketball player|
|Bettie Page||1923||Pin-up model|||
|Keith Paskett||1964||Professional Football Player for the Green Bay Packers|||
|James B. Pearson||1920||U.S. Senator|||
|Annie Potts||1952||Actress||[note 1]|
|Shelton Quarles||1971||Professional Football Player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Emily J. Reynolds||1956||Former Secretary of the U.S. Senate|||
|Robert Ryman||1930||Visual artist|||
|John Seigenthaler||1927||Journalist, writer, and political figure|
|Nate Simpson||1954||Football player|
|Samuel Stritch||1887||First American member of the Roman Curia|
|Phillip Supernaw||1990||NFL player|||
|Andrea True||1943||Pornstar and disco singer|||
|Eric Volz||1979||Magazine publisher convicted of murder in Nicaragua|
|Lark Voorhies||1974||Television actress|||
|Charlie Wade||1950||Football player|
|William Walker||1824||Journalist, adventurer, and briefly the President of Nicaragua|||
|Kitty Wells||1919||Musician and singer, commonly referred to as the Queen of Country Music|||
|Hank Williams III||1972||Singer and musician|||
|Del Wood||1920||Ragtime, gospel, and country music pianist|||
Musicians and songwriters
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- Framing Hanley – Alternative Rock band from White House
- Trace Adkins – Country Music Singer and Songwriter from White House
- Roy Acuff – country music singer and songwriter; co-founder (with Fred Rose) of the Acuff-Rose publishing house.
- Dean Alexander — country singer and songwriter
- Chet Atkins – country guitarist and record producer
- Dave Barnes – acoustic singer and songwriter
- Greg Bates — country singer-songwriter
- David Berman – singer/songwriter of Silver Jews
- Beeb Birtles – former member of the Little River Band
- The Black Keys - Rock Musicians
- Pat Boone (Charles Eugene Boone) - pop singer, 2nd biggest charting artist of late 1950s
- Young Buck – rapper and former member of G-Unit
- J. J. Cale – songwriter and musician, best known for writing "After Midnight" and "Cocaine"
- Johnny Cash – country music singer and songwriter, known to his fans as "The Man in Black"
- June Carter Cash – country music singer and songwriter, wife of Johnny Cash, and member of the A.P. Carter Family.
- The Civil Wars - Grammy Award Winning folk/americana duo
- Kelly Clarkson - pop and country music singer, 1st winner of "American Idol" reality show
- Patsy Cline – country music singer and songwriter
- Kyle Cook - singer-songwriter from matchbox twenty
- Billy Cox - Influential guitarist & the last surviving member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience
- Sheryl Crow - Singer, songwriter, actress
- Billy Ray Cyrus – country music singer, songwriter, and actor
- Miley Cyrus – country/pop singer, songwriter. Star of Hannah Montana and daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus
- Steve Earle – country music singer and songwriter
- Tommy Emmanuel – Native to Australia but lives in Nashville. Guitarist well known for his fingerstyle technique
- Zac Farro – musician,drummer
- Lester Flatt – bluegrass pioneer
- Béla Fleck - Banjoist, lived in Nashville most of his young adulthood. Originally from New York City
- Peter Frampton - Influential English rock musician, producer, songwriter who lives in Nashville.
- Fisk Jubilee Singers - Internationally acclaimed, African-American gospel choir.
- Ben Folds – singer-songwriter, former frontman of Ben Folds Five
- Josh Gracin – country music singer
- Amy Grant – singer and songwriter known for strong Christian themes
- John Hiatt – songwriter and musician
- Emmylou Harris – country music singer, songwriter, and musician
- Kerry Harvick - country singer, songwriter and known as a cast member of the hit reality series Bad Girls Club (season 1).
- Jimi Hendrix – influential electric guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer
- Faith Hill – country music singer
- Hot Chelle Rae - popular rock pop band
- Harlan Howard – legendary Music Row songwriter
- Stix Izza – Singer, song-writer, and producer
- Alan Jackson – country music singer and songwriter
- Waylon Jennings – country music singer and guitarist
- mother/daughter Naomi Judd and Wynonna Judd – country music singers and songwriters
- Kings of Leon – Rock Musicians
- Kesha - American pop singer
- Kris Kristofferson – country music songwriter, singer, and actor
- Lady Antebellum - popular country pop group
- Kimberley Locke – Adult Contemporary Pop/R&B singer
- Liam Lynch – musician and co-creator of the television show Sifl and Olly
- Loretta Lynn – country singer and songwriter
- Barbara Mandrell – country music singer and songwriter
- Chris Marion – member of classic rock's Little River Band
- Martina McBride – singer and songwriter
- Reba McEntire - grammy winning country legend and actress
- Roger Miller – country singer and songwriter
- Willie Nelson – guitarist and country singer, member of the outlaw country movement
- Aaron Neville – soul singer and member of the Neville Brothers; displaced from his native New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina.
- Roy Orbison – rock and roll singer and songwriter
- Paramore - Rock Musicians
- Brad Paisley - Country music singer, songwriter
- Dolly Parton – country music singer, songwriter, and actress
- Johnny Paycheck – country music singer
- The Band Perry - popular country pop band
- Wayne Perry - country music singer-songwriter and producer
- Kellie Pickler – country music singer and songwriter
- Millard Powers - member of Counting Crows, musician, songwriter, producer, and engineer
- Little Richard - Influential Rock and Roll musician
- Tex Ritter – singing cowboy
- Earl Scruggs – influential bluegrass banjo player
- Blake Shelton - popular country artist and judge on the television show The Voice
- Michael W. Smith - popular Christian music artist
- Edwin Starr - Popular 70's Funk Music Singer
- Marty Stuart, Country/bluegrass musician. Also the host of his own show on RFD-TV
- Donna Summer - Legendary Disco and R&B singer
- Taylor Swift - country and pop music singer and songwriter
- Jamie Teachenor - platinum selling singer-songwriter
- Thompson Square - popular country duo
- Ernest Tubb – singer and songwriter, one of the pioneers of country music
- Shania Twain – country and pop music singer and songwriter
- Carrie Underwood - country and pop music singer and songwriter
- Keith Urban – country musician, pop singer and songwriter
- Townes Van Zandt – folk music singer-songwriter
- Gillian Welch – contemporary "alt-country" songwriter and singer
- Kitty Wells - influential singer and musician from country music's early days
- Matt Wertz – acoustic singer and songwriter
- Dottie West – country music singer and songwriter
- Jack White – guitarist and lead vocalist of The White Stripes
- Hayley Williams – musician, songwriter, lyricist
- Allen Woody – bassist for the Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule
- Victor Wooten – virtuoso electric bass guitar player
- Tammy Wynette – country singer and songwriter, best known for "Stand By Your Man"
- Dwight Yoakam – country musician, songwriter, and actor
- Taylor York – musician, songwriter, lyricist
- Brenda Lee - country and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member
- Bill Frist – former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
- Al Gore – former U.S. Vice President
- Andrew Jackson – former U.S. President
- John Lewis - American Civil Rights Leader, U.S. Congressman (GA 5th Dist.), and former SNCC Chairman
- James K. Polk – former U.S. President
- Fred Thompson – former U.S. Senator
- Phil Bredesen – mayor of Nashville 1991–99, governor of Tennessee 2003-2011
- Ben Cunningham – leader of the grassroots political group Tennessee Tax Revolt, Inc.
- Karl Dean – current mayor of Nashville (as of 2009)
- John Jay Hooker – attorney, perennial candidate, and political gadfly
- Diane Neighbors – current vice mayor of Nashville (as of 2007)
See also: List of mayors of Nashville, Tennessee
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- Richard Henry Boyd – founder and head of the National Baptist Publishing Board
- Mary R. Calvert (1884–1974) - astronomical computer and astrophotographer
- Tracy Caulkins – three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer
- Mike Curb – founder of Curb Records, former Lieutenant Governor of California
- George A. Dickel – liquor distributor
- Greg Downs – Flannery O'Connor Award-winning short story writer
- James T. Draper, Jr. - president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1982 to 1984 and president of Nashville-based LifeWay Christian Resources from 1991 to 2006
- William Driver – nicknamed the U.S. flag "Old Glory"
- Tony Earley – novelist and short story writer
- Ralph Emery – country music disk jockey and television host
- Eddie George - Heisman Trophy winner and four-time Pro Bowl NFL running back.
- Tipper Gore – Second Lady of the United States from 1993 until 2001
- Adam Hooker — 2008 Slamball League MVP and starting stopper for Champion Slashers
- Demetria Kalodimos – Emmy award-winning anchor for WSMV-TV
- Nicole Kidman – actress
- Karen Kingsbury - novelist
- Andy Kirby – NASCAR driver
- Harmony Korine - filmmaker and artist
- Rachel Korine - actress and photographer, married to Harmony Korine
- Jessica Kresa - professional wrestler, best known as ODB
- James Lawson – civil rights leader and Methodist minister
- Alan LeQuire – sculptor
- Z. Alexander Looby – lawyer active in the American Civil Rights Movement
- Dan May – civic leader
- Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, fka Carlos Leon Bledsoe—charged in the 2009 jihadi Little Rock military recruiting office shooting.
- Diane Nash – civil rights leader
- Yvette Nelson – actress and model
- Ann Patchett – novelist
- Minnie Pearl (Sarah Cannon) – country comedian who appeared frequently on the Grand Ole Opry
- Dave Ramsey – talk radio host and author
- Herb Rich - NFL football player
- Wilma Rudolph – track star and Olympic gold medalist
- T. M. Schleier - early photographer
- John Seigenthaler, Jr. – MSNBC news anchor, son of John Seigenthaler, Sr.
- Dinah Shore - singer, actress, and television personality
- Azariah Southworth – former host of a Christian television show; LGBT rights advocate
- Martin Strel – long-distance swimmer, Big River Man and actor from Slovenia
- Preston Taylor - minister, businessperson, philanthropist
- Adair Tishler – actress
- Marcia Trimble – victim of an infamous child murder case
- Jim Varney – actor, best known for his character Ernest P. Worrell
- Robert Penn Warren – Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet
- Dawn Wells - actress (Gilligan's Island)
- Oprah Winfrey – talk show host and entrepreneur
- Reese Witherspoon – Academy Award-winning actress
- Some sources list Potts birthplace as Franklin, Kentucky, rather than Nashville.
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- Gregg Allman at AllMusic. Accessed April 24, 2007.
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- Almon, Clopper. Schaub, Jacob, ed. "Biography of Alfred H Bartles". Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
- Biography from New England Patriots website. Accessed February 4, 2008.
- "Madison Smartt Bell". Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Accessed May 8, 2007.
- Julian Bond's biography at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Accessed June 13, 2007.
- "Medal of Honor recipients - Interim Awards, 1901-1911". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
- Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress
- Campbell, Chester D. (January 1963). "Metro Mayor—The Man and the Job". Nashville Magazine 1 (1): 10.
- Young Buck at AllMusic. Accessed April 24, 2007.
- Carroll Van West, ed. (1998). "Katherine "Kitty" Cheatman". Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 1-55853-599-3.
- James Craig at the Internet Movie Database
- Miley Cyrus at the Internet Movie Database
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- "Mrs. Dudley Sr. Dies at Home". The Tennessean. September 14, 1955.
- Bill Frist's biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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- Beth Littleford at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Bettie Page website biography. Accessed April 4, 2007. Archived March 12, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- Keith Paskett at Pro-Football-Reference.com
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- "Phillip Supernaw". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
- Andrea True at the Internet Movie Database
- Lark Voorhies at the Internet Movie Database
- Chuck Wagner at the Internet Movie Database
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- Hank Williams III at AllMusic. Accessed April 24, 2007.
- Del Wood at AllMusic. Accessed April 24, 2007.
- Dao, James (February 17, 2010). "A Muslim Son, a Murder Trial and Many Questions". The New York Times.
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