Conway Twitty’s mansion, Twitty City, is located in Hendersonville, TN 20 minutes north of Nashville. It was his home until his death in 1993. Many of the country stars throughout the years have built beautiful homes in Hendersonville. Johnny Cash’s home was located around the corner but burned to the ground a few years back. It appears one of the Bee Gee’s bought it and while work was being done, it caught on fire and poof, it was gone.
The story was, that Conway Twitty’s four adult children did not get along with wife number three and when Conway died there was a huge fight and many lawsuits. As always, no one wins and the home, recording studio, the kids’ homes, his mom’s house, located behind Conway’s mansion, were all sold.
Turns out Trinity Music City, USA purchased the entire complex for their live studio audience taping that are televised and special concerts that are held there. The venue holds church services on Sundays, as well as concerts featuring religious music and attractions.
Twitty City has a magical light display during the Christmas season. The kids and I visit every year so this was my first visit during summer and in broad daylight. I was hoping for a tour of the mansion, unfortunately, tours aren’t available during the summer. Tours of the mansion and gardens are free and are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.
I was still able to walk the gorgeous grounds and take lots of pictures. This place is dreamy. I truly think Twitty City is a potential “gold mine”. You just don’t see places like this anymore. Graceland is so commercialized compared to Conway’s former estate. If you are ever in Hendersonville, TN be sure to drop by One Music Village Blvd for a wonderful experience.
It looks incredible…..From the garden designs to the water falls…the mansion…So sad his family are not still living there…they certainly should be…It looks like it was well planned out, the homes…To think he built this for his family and they were booted out…So sad..
I had no idea Twitty City was even gone. I went there with my family during the summer before going to 8th grade and don’t remember much from that trip other than Conway Twitty waving at me as he was driving out of the complex. Since Virginia Tech pays for its tenured employees to go to Dollywood every year, I thought we could swing on over to Twitty City during the trip. Flabbergasted and sad that his property was sold. Maybe I’ll just drive past it for purposes of Nostalgia.
Thank you for sharing your story. It’s hard to believe Conway used to actually live there. This place is both gorgeous and sad, in my opinion. Yes, do come by and visit. I bet it will bring back lots of memories.
My husband die while in the military in 1985, my uncle took me and my son to twitty city, it was just a great place, he loved his county music, he would have loved it, we went into one of the theaters, and this young man was playing the piano and singing a man sitting next to me said what you think of him I said he is great, so much talent in that part of TN he then told me it was his son, I was hopping one day to go back again, but that wont happen. we even took the tour of the grounds and seen Conway’s car it was just so neat, what people have missed over all that time. the house he built for his mom. I have remember it all.
Grounds at Christmas time was beautiful
They used to have Christmas manger scene and a place where you could buy hot chocolate or hot cider and the gift shop was open few years ago. Really said they don’t leave it open sure do miss it around Christmas time