This is Mom, Dad, Alex and I at our house in Hendersonville Tennessee.
I have alot of great memories from that place. Obviously I was more interested in playing with the ball I’m holding than taking pictures but all these years later it’s a classic pic.
(Somehow noone who lives there knows the history of the city. Hendersonville had less than 700 people when I was born. “Discovered” by Roy Acuff who was country music’s first big star. Then Boudleaux Bryant and Felice Bryant, Nashville’s first professional songwriters, moved there in the 1950’s. Roy lived with them when he first moved to Nashville. He bought a park called Caudill Estates. Later he sold part of it to his friend Johnny Cash. We saw literally every country music star and wannabe-star follow Roy Orbison to Hendersonville lake: Bob Luman, Conway Twitty, Oak Ridge Boys, Barbara Mandrell, all the way to Taylor Swift and many more. Now 400,000+ people live there in what has become a giant suburb of apartment buildings. I still remember the farmers and animals who were there before them and it makes me sad. I never go back except to see my friend John Carter Cash or Center Point BBQ, the only two true Hendersonvillians left.)
I am the origiinakl owner and developer of Caudill Estatds. Im kip caudilln
Hi! Did you have a Mr. Massa as a homeowner on Caudill Drive?
My father Bill Payne and ur father Noble were friends. Braxton Dixon built our house on Country Club in 1959. So many many memories. I remember the day Roy’s house burned vividly. My brother was bird hunting when he saw the flames. We immediately went there.
have you ever thought of posting a tour of this house ? I is so lovely and Roy put his heart in . Just the blue prints would be great .
Are there any blueprints or anyway to see what the inside of this house look like. I understand that Roy designed it I think it is a fabulous looking house I would love to know what it look like on the inside
What did the inside of the house look like.
I visited Johnny Cash’s home, now sadly destroyed by fire, whilst on vacation from England.
I’ve since been told that your Dad built his house on the plot to the west of the Cash home, so you were neighbours. Also, that JR bought the plot from your Dad after the tragic fire there, so nobody else would ever live there.
Is that true?
Thanks, and my respect to you all.