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Famous People

Famous People from Murfreesboro

Our beloved city of Murfreesboro, TN has been home to a long list of talent and famous names for years. Below we are going to talk about a few of the most well-known celebrities that are natives of our city. Being that Murfreesboro is located only a short way outside of the city of country music, Nashville, it is only natural that our first name on the list is a country music star.

Christopher Alan Young is a famous country music singer and songwriter. He became the winner of the popular TV show and competition called ‘Nashville Star’ in 2006 – Since then his career and fame has only grown. Chris was born in Murfreesboro in 1985 on June 12th. He took an early interest in performing by singing in his school choir as well as in theater productions for children. Chris was also a singer in his school’s drumline performance. He continued to tour while he was in college and this was only the beginning of what was to come.

Sarah Childress Polk was the First Lady of the 11th President of the United States. She was born on September 4th, 1803 in Murfreesboro. She was raised in Murfreesboro and that’s where she met James K. Polk who she would later marry and play an active role in his presidency. Sarah was known for assisting her husband on his speeches and policies. After his presidency, Sarah and James moved to Nashville which was near her family in Murfreesboro.

Jerry O. Anderson was an American Football Player who played for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He later played in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He was born on October 27th, 1953 in Murfreesboro, TN. He attended college in Oklahoma, and he was drafted into the NFL as a 4th round pick in 1977. Jerry was most known after his football career for saving motorists who got trapped in floodwaters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sadly, Jerry passed away five years later when he rescued two boys from waters in Murfreesboro, but he didn’t make it out himself. The local NAACP named an award after him called and every year the Jerry Anderson Hero and Humanitarian Award is awarded to a person in the community.

These are only a few of the amazing talents and names to be born and raised in our great city of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.