List of people from Nashville, Tennessee

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The following is a list of notable people who have lived in Nashville, Tennessee.

Native Nashvillians[edit]

People born in Nashville:

Name Birth year Notability Reference
John Adams 1825 Brigadier General during the American Civil War [1]
Duane Allman 1946 Guitarist and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band [2]
Gregg Allman 1947 Singer, keyboardist and founding member of The Allman Brothers Band [3]
Casey Atwood 1980 NASCAR driver [4]
Frank Maxwell Andrews 1884 Important figure in U.S. military aviation [5]
Alfred Bartles 1930 Composer [6]
Bill Belichick 1952 Football coach [7]
Madison Smartt Bell 1957 Novelist [8]
Julian Bond 1940 Civil rights activist [9]
Robert Earl Bonney 1882 US Navy Medal of Honor Recipient 1910 [10]
Linn Boyd 1800 Member of Congress from Kentucky and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives [11]
Beverly Briley 1914 Mayor of Nashville, 1963–1975 [12]
Young Buck 1981 Rapper [13]
Kitty Cheatham 1864 Singer and actress [14]
James Craig 1912 Actor [15]
Miley Cyrus 1992 Actress and singer [16][17]
Anne Dallas Dudley 1876 Women's suffrage activist [18]
Colin Ford 1996 Actor [19]
Bill Frist 1952 Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader [20]
Red Grooms 1937 Artist [21]
Noodles Hahn 1879 Major League Baseball player [22]
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 [23]
Margaret Landis 1890 Silent Screen Actress [24]
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 [25]
Ron Mercer 1976 Professional basketball player
Bettie Page 1923 Pin-up model [26]
Keith Paskett 1964 Professional Football Player for the Green Bay Packers [27]
James B. Pearson 1920 U.S. Senator [28]
Annie Potts 1952 Actress [29][note 1]
Shelton Quarles 1971 Professional Football Player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Emily J. Reynolds 1956 Former Secretary of the U.S. Senate [30]
Robert Ryman 1930 Visual artist [31]
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 [32]
Andrea True 1943 Pornstar and disco singer [33]
Eric Volz 1979 Magazine publisher convicted of murder in Nicaragua
Lark Voorhies 1974 Television actress [34]
Charlie Wade 1950 Football player
Chuck Wagner 1958 Actor [35]
William Walker 1824 Journalist, adventurer, and briefly the President of Nicaragua [36]
Kitty Wells 1919 Musician and singer, commonly referred to as the Queen of Country Music [37]
Hank Williams III 1972 Singer and musician [38]
Del Wood 1920 Ragtime, gospel, and country music pianist [39]

Musicians and songwriters[edit]

Due to its status as a major hub of music production (especially country music), Nashville attracts a wide array of musicians, singers, and songwriters.

Political figures[edit]

Al Gore

National[edit]

Local[edit]

Other Nashvillians[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Some sources list Potts birthplace as Franklin, Kentucky, rather than Nashville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607–1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963. 
  2. ^ Duane Allman at AllMusic. Accessed April 24, 2007.
  3. ^ Gregg Allman at AllMusic. Accessed April 24, 2007.
  4. ^ Smithson, Ryan (September 15, 2006). "Conversation: Atwood". Nascar.com. Retrieved April 24, 2007. 
  5. ^ Biography from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base museum (archived). Accessed May 2, 2007.
  6. ^ Almon, Clopper. Schaub, Jacob, ed. "Biography of Alfred H Bartles". Vanderbilt University. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Biography from New England Patriots website. Accessed February 4, 2008.
  8. ^ "Madison Smartt Bell". Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Accessed May 8, 2007.
  9. ^ Julian Bond's biography at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Accessed June 13, 2007.
  10. ^ "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. 
  11. ^ Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress
  12. ^ Campbell, Chester D. (January 1963). "Metro Mayor—The Man and the Job". Nashville Magazine 1 (1): 10. 
  13. ^ Young Buck at AllMusic. Accessed April 24, 2007.
  14. ^ Carroll Van West, ed. (1998). "Katherine "Kitty" Cheatman". Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Thomas Nelson. ISBN 1-55853-599-3. 
  15. ^ James Craig at the Internet Movie Database
  16. ^ Miley Cyrus at the Internet Movie Database
  17. ^ Los Angeles Superior Court documents of name change. PDF (page 4).
  18. ^ "Mrs. Dudley Sr. Dies at Home". The Tennessean. September 14, 1955. 
  19. ^ [1]
  20. ^ Bill Frist's biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  21. ^ Biography of Grooms on PBS website. Accessed June 13, 2007.
  22. ^ Reichler, Joseph L., ed. (1979) [1969]. The Baseball Encyclopedia (4th ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 
  23. ^ Lucille La Verne at the Internet Movie Database
  24. ^ Margaret Landis IMDb.com
  25. ^ Beth Littleford at the Internet Movie Database
  26. ^ Official Bettie Page website biography. Accessed April 4, 2007. Archived March 12, 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  27. ^ Keith Paskett at Pro-Football-Reference.com
  28. ^ James B. Pearson's biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  29. ^ Allport, Brandy Hilboldt (October 28, 2006). "A.M.Stir". The Florida Times-Union. 
  30. ^ Emily Reynolds' biography at the U.S. Senate Website (archived)
  31. ^ Guggenheim Collection artist biography. Accessed April 24, 2007.
  32. ^ "Phillip Supernaw". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  33. ^ Andrea True at the Internet Movie Database
  34. ^ Lark Voorhies at the Internet Movie Database
  35. ^ Chuck Wagner at the Internet Movie Database
  36. ^ Carr, Albert H. Z. (1963). The World and William Walker. Harper & Row. p. 3. 
  37. ^ Template:1972http://allmusic.com/artist/kitty-wells-p1864
  38. ^ Hank Williams III at AllMusic. Accessed April 24, 2007.
  39. ^ Del Wood at AllMusic. Accessed April 24, 2007.
  40. ^ blogs.tennesseean.com
  41. ^ Dao, James (February 17, 2010). "A Muslim Son, a Murder Trial and Many Questions". The New York Times. 
  42. ^ Kristina Goetz (November 13, 2010). "Muslim who shot soldier in Arkansas says he wanted to cause more death". The Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  43. ^ Shea, Danny (April 24, 2008). "Azariah Southworth, Popular Christian TV Host, Announces He Is Gay". Out & About (huffingtonpost.com). Retrieved November 16, 2009. 
  44. ^ "Christian TV host joins equality ride for gays". Out & About (outandaboutnewspaper.com). July 2, 2008. Retrieved November 16, 2009.