Nashville March 21, 2016
You May Be Surprised To Learn These 11 Famous People Are From Nashville
There are plenty of people that come
to Nashville to make it big, but how many of them started out here? That’s the real question, you know. How many fantastic folk took their first breaths in Music City? Well, we’re about to tell you. Here are 11 famous people from Nashville. Take a look, and let us know YOUR favorite and – keyword – ORIGINAL Nashvillian in the comments below.
11) Anne Dallas Dudley
A prominent suffragette in the early twentieth century, Anne went on to found the Nashville Equal Suffrage and serve as president.
10) Bettie Page
The pin-up model and actress made it big time for her big blue eyes and unique look. She left Nashville to chase her career in southern California, and eventually passed away in 2008.
9) Chord Overstreet
Alright, Gleeks - you know this one. Chord Overstreet made waves with his dynamic portrayal of sweet Sam in the tv cult hit.
8) Emily J. Reynolds
Ms. Reynolds served as the secretary of the US Senate from 2003-2007. Pullin' out the big guns now, Nashville!
7) Frank George Noodles Hahn
Noodles served as the starting pitcher for both the Cincinnati Reds and New York Highlanders from 1899 to 1906. He was known for being left handed as well as the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the newly minted twentieth century.
6) Hillary Scott
Hillary Scott, of Lady Antebellum fame, didn't have to travel far from home to find a solid career and music chops that make us tear up with jealousy.
5) James Denton
You know him best as Mike from, "Desperate Housewives," but the born and bred Nashville boy has since starred in smaller films such as, "Grace Unplugged."
4) Landon Pigg
This quirky musician is from our pretty little city, and we've also seen him hanging around Barista Parlor. Hey-o!
3) Lillian Jackson
Jakcson was one of the founding member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and served as an outfielder throughout her career.
2) Lucille LaVerne
An actress of the silent movie era, she performed for most of her life in theater troupes that toured across the country and went on to Broadway and Hollywood. You know her best as the voice of the Evil Queen in Disney's, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
1) Miley Cyrus
Here's the thing - Miley Cyrus was born in Franklin. Not even in Davidson County, which is kind a low-ball if you ask us. So why's she on the list? Because this once-upon-a-time Disney pop princess claims Nashville as home. We're setting the record straight - Franklin ain't Nashville, Miley.
How many were new to you? There were definitely a few humdingers in there, for sure…