When it comes to underrated cities in the United States, Nashville is certainly up there. Nashville is home to country music, fried chicken, honky tonk bars, and the AT&T Building, which just so happens to be the tallest building in all of Tennessee. It’s also where some of the most important music venues in history are situated, including the famous Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry. Anyone who makes their mark in country music plays at these iconic venues. Thanks to its rich musical history, there are many celebrities that live in Nashville. They are drawn to the city’s vibrant community and affluent suburbs where they can live in relative peace and quiet far from prying eyes.
It might not be a mecca for famous people like Los Angeles or New York, but there are still many celebrities who base themselves in the Music City. The people who live there are much more down-to-earth and care less about celebrities and fame. They can also live on much larger properties, with some even owning ranches.
So if you’ve ever wondered what celebrities live in the country music capital of the world, read on and find out.
12 Celebrities That Live in Nashville
The former White Stripes member has called Nashville home for over 15 years. The talented artist lives with his wife and two kids in an 18,490-square-foot house in the suburb of Brentwood. The house has a wrap-around porch, a huge swimming pool, and a red guest house.
Nashville is also where White’s Third Man Records is located. The independent label formed by White, Ben Blackwell, and Ben Swank has a recording studio, record store, vinyl processing plant, and office all in the one building. You can visit the record label when in town and pick up an array of exclusive pressings. White often holds live performances there, with a whos who of musicians having played intimate shows there over the years.
One of the biggest names in music resides in good old Nashville. Pop superstar Taylor Swift owns a gated estate in the Forest Hills just outside of the city center. The $2.5 million property features a 5,600-square-foot main house with a 2,000-square-foot guest house.
But that’s not the only home Swift owns. Before buying the secluded mansion at the age of 21, Swift splashed the cash on a penthouse apartment in the heart of Nashville. Located above Music Row, the abode allows Swift easy access to the studio where she has written most of her hits. It’s believed Taylor Swift spends most of her time at the apartment, with paparazzi always hovering close by.
On Jason’s side
Country music all-rounder Jason Aldean lives in the city of Columbia. Although some 45 miles south of Nashville, it’s still considered part of the Nashville metropolitan area. Aldean is a popular country music singer who has released an astonished 27 number one singles across his 27-year career. Some of his biggest hits include Why, The Truth, Don’t You Wanna Stay, Burnin’ It Downand Got What I Got.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
This famous couple has homes spread across the globe from Syndey to New York. While they spend half of their year living on a farm in outback Australia, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman spend the rest of the year in Nashville. Situated in the Green Hills/Belle Meade area of Nashville, the home is a sprawling 10,925-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms.
Nicknamed the Queen of Northumberland, celebrity homes don’t get much grander. The home sits on two acres and features a home theater, tennis courts, a 30-foot-long hobby room, and a giant outdoor pool. The power couple considers this their main home and loves entertaining their famous friends there. Living in Nashville also allows Urban easy access to record his latest hit song.
Dolly Parton is another celebrity who lives in the suburb of Brentwood TN, just a few clicks from the epicenter of Nashville. The undisputed “Queen of Country Music” has lived in the same Nashville home since 1999. It’s a typical-looking southern abode with a large veranda that’s white in color with a red tiled roof.
The home is set back from the hustle and bustle of Nashville, allowing Parton and her husband Carl Thomas Dean to spend their time in private. Dean is known to shun the spotlight and is rarely seen with Parton, preferring to enjoy time with his wife at their secluded Nashville home.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are both country legends in their own right. The two have hugely successful careers and have managed to make their marriage work despite both being famous and leading busy lives. The duo have lived in Tennessee for over 15 years and currently live in a massive 22,426-square-foot home.
The compound comprises five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms set on a whopping 622 acres. The mansion was built in the 1800s and provides the couple with privacy from the outside world. Although just outside of the city, the property is close enough to allow McGraw and Hill to hit the recording studio at any moment their creative juices start flowing.
Born and bred in Franklin, Tennessee, Miley Cyrus recently moved back to her hometown. The pop star forked out $5.8 million for a wonderful home just south of Nashville’s city center. The two-story mansion sits on 33 acres and covers 6,698 feet of flooring. Classically designed, inside are five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and two half bathrooms.
The home boasts double-height vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, timber paneling, and country-style interiors. There is also a three-car garage, outdoor pool, and elevator connecting the two floors for when Cyrus can’t be bothered using the stairs.
Although she recently purchased a Hidden Hills mansion in 2020, since splitting with Liam Hemsworth she is believed to be spending more time back in Tennesse at her country estate.
One half of popular country duo Big & Rich, Big Kenny (William Kenneth Alphin to his mom), has been a mainstay in Nashville for many years. He and his wife, Nashville designer and wardrobe stylist Christiev Alphin, live in a home they custom built in 2006.
Covering a massive 18,449-square-foot, the multi-level mansion comes with eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a gym, a formal library, a saltwater pool, and a jacuzzi. There’s also an Irish pub that was transported from Ireland to Nashville just so Kenny could have an authentic pint of Guinness.
The mansion apparently cost the pair around $10 million to construct. They tried selling it in 2016 but failed and have remained on the premises since.
Vince Gill and Amy Grant
Nashville is full of musical couples who enjoy the charm of Music City. Vince Gill and Amy Grant are another country music couple who spend their days immersed in the local music scene. Their luxurious mansion covers 10,377 square feet and features six bedrooms, six bathrooms, an outdoor pool, putting green, and two large parking areas for all of Gill’s automobiles.
Both Gill and Grant are born and bred Nashville locals who have spent their entire lives living in the wonderful city. While the two try their best to lead a private life, you can often spot them around Nashville going about their daily lives.
While she still resides in Nashville, not much is known about country music star Reba McEntire’s current home. But we can tell you about her former 12,819 square feet mansion located in Lebanon. A short 45-minute drive from Nashville, the home is exactly what you would expect a country star like McEntire would reside in.
It has a classic southern facade and looks like it may have been built two hundred odd years ago. Known as The Estate at Cherokee Dock, this beautiful home has eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a wine room, a theater, and an outdoor pool and spa. There’s also an eight-car garage, tennis court, and private dock.
McEntire originally tried to sell the mansion for $7.9 million in 2016 after her divorce but ended up settling for around $3 million a year later. The home is now an events center and a popular wedding destination.
American musician Sheryl Crow lives on a 50-acre farm just outside of Nashville. While it might seem big, before this she lived on 150 acres, which is massive. She moved so her sons could be closer to town, with Crow telling Architectural Digest“The property has 50 acres – but we are also like, five minutes from a Starbucks.”
The country compound has a lot going on, with a basement converted into a playroom, a piano room where her kids can learn, a ten-stall barn with a recording studio, and a church Crow built where she goes to meditate. The house is also quite spacious with large living areas. All the bedrooms are on the second floor.
Chart-topping country singer Miranda Lambert owns several properties throughout Nashville and the surrounding areas. Currently believed to be building a new home for her and husband Brendan McLoughlin, Lambert also recently purchased a property near Primm Springs, which is about an hour out of Nashville.
The home is adjacent to the water and features an open-plan living room. There are also two guest cabins, a boathouse, and a barn on the 75-acre estate. It can best be described as country chic.
Lambert also owns a rustic home in Williamsport. This much smaller property is more of a vacation home where Lambert goes to escape the rigors of stardom.