Kid Rock criticizes the possible destruction of Hank Williams’ house
Musician Kid Rock spoke on Tuesday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight about the possible demolition of legendary country music singer Hank Williams’ pre-war home.
Beechwood Hall 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 Keele bought the 268-acre property in 2021, but Williamson County residents fear for the home as they claim it could be demolished in the near future.
Rock told host Tucker Carlson he was “fed up with razing the story to the ground.”
“Whether in the form of monuments, statues, and now something so important here in Nashville … where does it stop?” he has asked.
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, a nonprofit conservation organization, said in a statement that it was “cooperatively and positively” working with the new owners to “create a comprehensive conservation plan and bring resources and solutions to the table for discussion.”
Keele also released a statement on behalf of the organization denying plans for the demolition. “Contrary to popular misinformation, no historical items have been placed on a burn pile and there is no planned demolition.”
He added that the home had been vacant for several decades and was in “deteriorating condition” when he and his wife bought the property.
Keele noted that architects have come to the house to suggest how it could be better restored to resemble the original Beechwood Hall. He confirmed that the “late 1970s addition” was removed because it was “not historical.”
Activists from savebeechwood.org, a website whose mission is to stop all future demolition and save the historic home, claim the architects are “carefully selected experts” who want to “create an impression that the property is “too far.” gone” is to be restored.”
Kid Rock said he hoped more people would speak out against the possible demolition of Beechwood Hall and advocate for its preservation.
“I think there will be many, many people [who] will board. You can go to savebeechwood.org and I think you will see a lot more country music stars, musicians, just great people in the community who want to preserve this for the next generation to come. Generations beyond,” he said.
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