MOUNT PLEASANT, TN (Chuck Morris, WSMV) - American Picker Mike Wolfe and 13 rural Middle Tennessee and Northwest Alabama communities have launched a new regional movement dubbed Nashville's Big Back Yard.
Nashville's Big Back Yard is a region anchored by 100 miles of the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway that connects communities with populations under 5,000 from Leiper's Fork, TN, down to the Shoals area in Alabama. In the age of coronavirus, small communities are seeing a surge of interest from people who are drawn to rural living, remote work and an affordable lifestyle.
"This global pandemic is making folks rethink how and where they want to live and work," said Wolfe, who lives in rural Williamson County and has traveled thousands of miles and gained millions of fans as the star and creator of The History Channel's "American Pickers" series. "I know first-hand how much rural communities have to offer. Now is the perfect time to think about getting out of the cities, and back to small town Main Streets and open spaces. I'm honored to help shine a light on the communities in Nashville's Big Back Yard."
To help roll out Nashville's Big Back Yard, Wolfe produced social media content that is being used on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to promote the Middle Tennessee communities of Centerville, Clifton, Collinwood, Hampshire, Hohenwald, Leiper's Fork, Linden, Loretto, Mount Pleasant, Santa Fe, Summertown and Waynesboro, as well as The Shoals area of Northwest Alabama.