Two blocks down the street from us lays an entertainment complex called Trinity Music City, formerly Twitty City. Twitty City was the home of country singer Conway Twitty until his death in 1993. It was famous for its lavish Christmas decorations, and it includes a mansion and memorial gardens which he built at a cost of over $3.5 million. Since his death, it has been converted into a Christian music venue owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network.
This is our second Christmas in Hendersonville, TN, and each time I visit this place, it just takes my breath away. There are more than one million lights strung across nearly 30 acres. There is also a cute gift shop, a bistro, a recording studio, and a virtual reality theater.
On Saturday, the kids and I bundled up and visited the exquisitely decorated gardens, pathways, and mansion while listening to Christmas music in the background. What a beautiful place for sure.
If you’re reading my posts, you know that I’m still fairly new to Nashville. I actually live just outside of Nashville in a city called Hendersonville. Recently, I did some research because I wanted to know which celebrities live (or used to live) in the same area as I do. Here is a list of famous folks who actually live (d) just a couple of blocks from me.
Taylor Swift: She used to live here with her parents in a pretty house by the lake. Now she lives in a high-rise next to Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Hayden Panettiere, from the show “Nashville” lives in the same building as well.
Kelly Clarkson: She’s great. Once in a while people spot her at Target and Wal-Mart.
Gary Allan: He has a gorgeous house by the lake.
Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash: They used to live around the corner from us, but now they are buried in this city. Johnny Cash’s house burned down a few years ago and it’s still yellow-tagged. It’s a massive estate on the lake.
Brad Paisley: Used to live here, but moved to the south side of Nashville.
Unlike in Los Angeles, in Nashville, celebrities are not mobbed by the paparazzi. They can just lead normal lives; bring their kids to school, go shopping, or dining. In fact, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are often spotted at Whole Foods or the local mall, but people just let them go about their private lives.
For sure very different from Los Angeles or New York!