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Brian White & Karyn Williams

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Cheatham County Connection White and Williams moved to Cheatham County in July of 2017, and both agree it was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. “We had been out this way visiting and having dinner with friends quite a bit, and I’m so glad we finally decided to make this our permanent home,” White said. “We lived closer to Nashville, and were tired of all the hecticness. Plus, who wouldn’t love a visit to Golly G’s ice cream!?” “Driving home feels like a big deep breath now,” Karyn said. “We’ve discov- ered that when you live in Cheatham County, you’re surrounded by friends.” Williams is a gifted songwriter with cuts in the contemporary christian music and country markets. Her first No. 1 song was in 2013 with “He’s Already There” recorded by Darin & Brooke Aldridge .  She is also the author of the highly ac- claimed book "The Takeaway," which she co-wrote with her dad. "Enough" and "Unashamed." Karyn made her Grand Ole Opry debut in De- cember of 2014 at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

studio behind the console producing records.  White is married to Christian recording artist Karyn Williams , who has her own powerful success story. Williams is the eldest daughter of Orlando Magic Se- nior Vice President & Founder Pat Wil- liams. Her international family includes 19 children, 14 of which are adopted from all over the world. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in broadcast jour- nalism, Williams headed to Nashville to pursue a career in music. In the fall of 2011, she signed a major-label record deal with Inpop Records and proceed- ed to record 3 albums: "Only You" re- leased in 2012, "Letting Go of Perfect" in 2015, and "Blame It On The Hope" in 2018. These albums have included du- ets with Michael Tait (Newsboys), Dan- ny Gokey , and Third Day’s Mac Powell . Williams toured for five years with Christian comedian Chonda Pierce on the "Still Laughing" Tour. She has also toured with Mandisa , Third Day , and will be hitting the road with Michael W. Smith this year on the “35 Years of Friends” tour. She recently appeared in her first movie, "The Power of the Air, " which was released in 2018, and she can be seen in Chonda Pierce's movies

Brian White initially found success as a touring artist signed with a major record deal and as a songwriter. He fronted the Christian rock band “Brian White & Justice” for 15 years, record- ing five projects.  As a songwriter, his songs have earned him sixteen No. 1 songs; two Dove Awards for Song of The Year ( Michael English ”Holding Out Hope To You” &  The Martins' “The Promise”); SESAC Country Song of The Year; Billboard’s Most Played Song of The Year ( Rodney Atkins ) “Watching You”); as well as ACM and CMA nomi- nations. Recently, "Watching You" was listed No. 37 in Billboard Magazine’s "100 Greatest Country Songs Of All Time" and also topped the chart as "The Most Played Country Song of The Decade.” White has experienced success in the country, Christian and pop markets with songs recorded by Rascal Flatts , Trace Adkins , Jason Aldean , Gary Al- lan , Rodney Atkins , The Swon Broth- ers , Steve Holy , Earl Scruggs , Terri Clark , Kix Brooks , Blackhawk , Danny Gokey , Mandisa , Point of Grace , Ava- lon , Sir Cliff Richard , and many more. His songs have also been recorded by international artists in Canada, Austra- lia, Russia, and the U.K.  When he's off the road, he can be found playing a writers-in-the-round or in the

Photos courtesy of Brian White and Karyn Williams

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