Musician Kid Rock spoke on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Tuesday about the possible demolition of the home of legendary country music singer Hank Williams.
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Beechwood Hall, located near Franklin, Tennessee, was built in the 1850s and survived the Civil War. it was owned by Hank Williams and country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
Fund manager Larry Keel bought the 268-acre property in 2021, but Williamson County residents fear for the home, alleging demolition could happen in the near future.
Rock told host Tucker Carlson that he was “tired of seeing history get slammed into the ground.”
“Whether it’s in the form of monuments, statues and something so important now here in Nashville… where does it end?” He asked.
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The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, a non-profit preservation organization, said in a statement It is working with the new owners in a “collaborative and positive manner” to “create a comprehensive conservation plan, and to bring resources and solutions to the table for discussion”.
Keel also released a statement on behalf of the organization denying the demolition plans. “Contrary to misinformation being published, no historical objects Any burn pile has been placed and there is no scheduled demolition.
He said the house had been vacant for decades and was in “disrepair” when he and his wife bought the property.
Keel notes that architects have come to the house to offer suggestions on how it might be better restored to resemble the original Beechwood Hall. He confirmed that the “post-1970s addition” was removed because it was “not historical”.
Activists at Savebeechwood.org, a website whose mission is to prevent any future demolition and save the historic home, claim that the architects are “carefully selected experts” who “want to create the impression that the property ‘gone too far'” is’ to be restored.”
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Kid Rock said he hoped more people would speak out against the possible demolition of Beechwood Hall and advocate for its preservation.
“I think a lot of people are going to be [who] Will get on board. They can go to savebeechwood.org, and I think you’ll see a lot more country music stars, musicians, great people in the community who want to preserve it for a future generation. generations beyond that,” he said.