From humble beginnings can come greatness — some of Tennessee’s most charming small towns have birthed true American icons. I find it interesting to see where people come from because they will usually hold a little piece of that with them no matter where life takes them. So here are five famous people born in small towns in Tennessee. You might not know about the towns — but you have definitely heard of the people.

These famous people born in small towns in Tennessee might all have very different careers, but they have one thing in common: they have all come from the state’s smallest towns, where they rose through the ranks and now the world knows their name. How many of these small towns in Tennessee have you heard of before? 

For more small-town fun in Tennessee, check out the lovely town of Union City

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