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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 October 15 at the Franklin Theatre for the 2024 show!

 

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

Host

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.

Judge

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 two solo instrumental albums and played lead guitar for country superstar Toby Keith for more than 20 years.

 

Judge

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.

Judge

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.

Judge

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 Gill’s 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. 

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What Happened at the 2023 Show

On October 18, 2023, 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 AND 3rd place went to Brett McCreary, age 65 with his charismatic performance of “Me and Mrs. Jones” left the crowd wanting more.

2nd place went to Judy Street, 74, took home 2nd place with her original song, “What!”

Coming in 1st place, pianist Jack Wise, 66. He soothed the audience with a gorgeous performance of his original song, “Live Life More!”

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

Audition Info

Location: Morning Pointe of Columbia

Time: 6-7:30 PM (During Family Night)

Address:

2050 Union Place, Columbia, TN 38401

Phone: (931) 388-2200

Final deadline for all auditions is September 6

Locations: Morning Pointe of Spring Hill 

Time: 6-7:30 PM (During Family Night)

Addresses: 

1001 McCutcheon Creek Lane, Spring Hill, TN 37174

Phone: (931) 451-1899 

Final deadline for all auditions is September 6

Location: Morning Pointe of Brentwood

Time: 6-7:30 PM (During Family Night)

Address: 1522 Wilson Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: (615) 285-3455

Final deadline for all auditions is September 6

Location: Morning Pointe of Franklin

Time: 6-7:30 PM (During Family Night)

Address: 1005 Generations Way, Franklin, TN 37064

Phone: (615) 614-8555

Final deadline for all auditions is September 6

Audition for Seniors Got Talent Franklin