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Seniors Got Talent Franklin

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2023 Seniors Got Talent Franklin Winners!

1st Place

Jack Wise

Pianist, Age 66

2nd Place

Judy Street

Singer, Age 74

3rd Place & People's Choice

Brett McCreary

Singer, Age 65

See what Seniors Got Talent Franklin is all about

Enjoy the 3 Top Performances from Morning Pointe Seniors Got Talent Franklin, TN 2023.

Join us next year at the Franklin Theatre for the 2024 show!


For more fun, watch a behind the scenes reel from the 2023 show!


Lisa Spencer

Chief meteorologist at News4 WSMV in Nashville
Lisa Spencer, Host of Seniors Got Talent Franklin

Lisa Spencer is chief meteorologist and a 22-year veteran of WSMV4 in Nashville.  You can catch her weathercasts weekdays at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 10pm.

She has been honored nationally with the Award of Excellence for Broadcast Meteorology from the American Meteorological Society and Broadcaster of the Year by the National Weather Association.

She has been recognized five times as the best “Weather Anchor” in Tennessee by the Tennessee Associated Press. Lisa has won ten regional “Emmys” for her weathercasts. 

She is a dog lover and features her furry friends on her daily Facebook Live called “Back Deck Weather”. She often features dogs that are available for adoption on her Dog Walking Forecast on News4.

Lisa is on the board of Directors for the Last Minute Toy Store and is a regular volunteer with the literacy organization, Book’em.


Rich Eckhardt

World performing and most well-known guitarist in Nashville
Rich Eckhardt, Judge for Seniors Got Talent Franklin

Rich Eckhardt is one of the most well-known guitarists in Nashville. He has performed with singers ranging from Steven Tyler of Aerosmith to Shania Twain. Rich has toured the world performing, not only in the U.S. and Canada but also throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has 2 solo instrumental albums and has been playing lead guitar for country superstar Toby Keith since 1998.



Alex Tinker IV

Artist, songwriter & podcast host
Alex Tinker IV, Judge for Seniors Got Talent Franklin

Alex Tinker IV is a proud Pittsburgh native who has planted deep roots right here in Middle Tennessee with his new wife, Jordin.

Alex is proudly the Open Mic Night Emcee at Leiper’s Fork’s on “Fox & Locke” every Thursday evening… and you just never know who will show up to Open Mic Night! He also has a hand in the Gibson Guitars philanthropic entity “Gibson Gives,” where his team helps support nonprofits with instruments to spread music to everyone.

With passions in art and philanthropy, Alex has found that it all comes back to encouraging your fellow friends & artists to grow into the best versions of themselves. Alex is dedicated to bringing kindness & hope by encouraging and engaging everyone he connects with.


Jim Hagaman

Mayor of Spring Hill

Originally from Minnesota, Jim has lived in Spring Hill for the last 23 years.  As a matter of fact, he is the Mayor of Spring Hill. He also serves, as an appointee of Governor Lee, on the Homeland Security Council.


Jim has been involved in musical performance and live theater for decades.  He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, the Air Force Academy, and several senior Military Brass events to include making a guest appearance with the Air Force’s elite performing group. Jim has served as a worship leader for both traditional and contemporary church services.  Jim currently plays keyboards and is lead singer in his classic rock cover band “Bad Dog Band”.  Prior to gigging with bands, Jim was performing in musical theater starting at age 12, playing Winthrop in The Music Man.  He has done live shows on and off for 40 years.  Jim has a passion for writing lyrics and music.


Jim is a veteran and retiree from the United States Air Force.  Some of his accolades include serving with Secret Service Details for both Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.  He is also vastly decorated including two medals for heroism.


Mackenzie Wasner

Up-and-coming country singer/songwriter

Mackenzie Wasner is an up and coming country music singer/songwriter who is turning heads with her powerhouse vocals that are both fresh and classic. Evoking the sounds of Dolly Parton, and LeeAnn Womack. A “homegrown” singer/songwriter, Mackenzie is from Leipers Fork, Tennessee, just south of Nashville. She was born and raised in the world of country music thanks to multiple of her family members including her father, Pete Wasner, who was Vince Gills pianist for over 30 years and a singer/songwriter himself. At just 14, Mackenzie sang alongside Gill at The Ryman Auditorium. At age 17, the judges on Season 12 of American Idol lauded her “star power” and “gorgeous” voice as they unanimously sent her to Hollywood. A seasoned live performer, Mackenzie has opened for Amy Grant, Michael McDonald, JoDee Messina, Vince Gill, Robben Ford, among others. She is currently crafting  new songs and pursuing her dream to become a country music recording artist. She released her 3rd single this year titled “Red Wine Reminder” and feels truly blessed by all of the opportunities she has enjoyed to this point.


Cassandra Coleman

Top 10 contestant on season 19 of American Idol
Cassandra Coleman, Judge for Seniors Got Talent Franklin

Cassandra Coleman is a local singer/songwriter from Columbia, Tennessee. Cassandra managed Buckhead Coffeehouse for the past 6 years until she auditioned for last year’s season of American Idol. She continued through the competition up until the top 10 finalists, performing with artists like One Republic’s Ryan Tedder and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham. Since leaving the show Cassandra has been performing and songwriting full time. Her first single comes out October 21st with more to follow monthly until her full EP is released this spring of 2023!


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What Happened at the 2022 Show

On October 12th, 2022, 10 Seniors performed in the Big Show “Seniors Got Talent” at The Franklin Theatre.


Congratulations to all contestants for a superb performance! 

The Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent Franklin People’s Choice Award winner went to 101-year-old Marjorie Suber. Marjorie kept the filled theatre entertained with her rendition of the song, “Dinah.” 

Our 3rd place winner for this year’s Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent Franklin is Creely Wilson, 90! She placed in the top three playing “In The Garden.”

2nd place for our Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent Franklin goes to 73-year-old Judy Street! Judy serenaded the crowd singing, “Almost Like Being In Love.”

Coming in 1st place, dancers Lane Wilkinson, 74, and Nancy Stuenkel, 77! This duo showed off their impressive moves and earned the top spot and the $500 grand prize for the 2022 Morning Pointe Foundation Seniors Got Talent Franklin.

All proceeds benefit the work of the Morning Pointe Foundation, providing nursing scholarships and caregiver support programs.

Audition Info

Location: The Lantern at Morning Pointe, Franklin

Time: 2-4 PM

Address: 1015 Generations Way, Franklin, TN 37064

Phone: (615) 261-3231

Final deadline for all auditions is September 5

Locations: Both Morning Pointe of Spring Hill & The Lantern at Morning Pointe, Spring Hill will be holding auditions

Time: 6-7 PM (both buildings)


Assisted Living: 1001 McCutcheon Creek Lane, Spring Hill, TN 37174

Lantern: 1003 McCutcheon Creek Lane, Spring Hill, TN 37174

Phone: (931) 451-1899 (Assisted Living) & (931) 451-0950 (Lantern)

Final deadline for all auditions is September 5

Location: Morning Pointe of Brentwood

Time: 2-4 PM

Address: 1522 Wilson Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: (615) 285-3455

Final deadline for all auditions is September 5

Location: Morning Pointe of Franklin

Time: 1-3 PM

Address: 1005 Generations Way, Franklin, TN 37064

Phone: (615) 614-8555

Final deadline for all auditions is September 5

Audition for Seniors Got Talent Franklin