Brian Oaks and his family moved to Nashville, TN from Seattle, WA in 2007 to pursue his dream of being a musi- cian. Upon arriving in Nashville, Oaks landed his first yearlong, nationwide tour with Point of Grace and Mark Schultz . Since then, he has played with top artists such as Lonestar , Rita Wil- son , Tiffany, Debbie Gibson , Jimmy Wayne , Russ Taff , Susan Ashton and many others. In 2019, he was on tour with Canadian country music superstar Paul Brandt . Oaks also keeps himself busy writing and producing. The Cheatham Connection After spending many years in East Nashville, the Oaks family looked to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city and moved to Ashland City in 2013. “I felt like I was well enough connect- ed in town to work as a musician and producer, not to mention we wanted to move out where we could afford acreage and start our farm,” Oaks said. “Best move ever.” Oaks and his wife, Stephanie, immedi- ately began working on building their regenerative, non-certified organic farming business called No. 9 Farms. Six years later they now grow seasonal produce, berries, culinary and medici- nal herbs, and edible and ornamen- tal flowers. Located 25 minutes from Nashville, No. 9 Farms serves produce to 40 of the best restaurants in Nash- ville. “We love the topography. Cheatham County has flat land, rivers, streams, and rolling hills.” Brian stated. “It is gor- geous out here. People have your back and it is growing. In my opinion, it is an amazing investment. I tell everyone to move here now. It is the perfect inter- section of a slower country life with a short drive to the city.”
Right bottom: Stephanie and Brian Oaks at their No. 9 Farms Air B&B called "The Dwelling."
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