If you’re ever in Franklin, Tenn., strolling through its downtown shopping area, featuring a stunning array of historical buildings, don’t be surprised if one or two of your fellow shoppers look strangely familiar. That’s because they may be one of the area’s top country music stars.
Franklin is located about 21 miles south of Nashville, the country music capital of the world. This suburb of nearly 70,000 citizens is home to some of the most recognizable country music stars who record in Nashville. Around the city can be seen rolling hills, horse farms, and several Civil War battlefields, which the municipality arduously protects. A historic Civil War battle was fought in the city in 1864. With almost 10,000 casualties, 44 buildings were converted to use as field hospitals, some of which are still standing today.
By David Lucas