Christina Hall put down roots in Tennessee three years ago, and the Christina in the Country star recently shared her love for the state on social media. Unsurprisingly, fans had plenty to say about it in the comments—unwelcoming locals and supportive folks alike.
On Instagram, the HGTV star shared a selfie with her husband Josh Hall at Southall Farm & Inn, in the Nashville suburb of Franklin, Tennessee. She captioned it: “Oh Tennessee, it was love and first sight and 3 years later you still take my breath away. Love you too Josh. But for real, this place is good for the soul.”
This bothered some onlookers, who decided to make it known in the comments. “I hope all of you realize that if people keep moving to Tennessee from Cali(as y’all call it) it won’t take long for Tennessee to become a small version of California,” one person wrote. “I was born and raised in Tennessee and still.love here but it has already changed so much so there is no telling what the future looks like for this state….”
Others took a political angle, writing comments like “Too bad Franklin and Nashville are being ruined by the libs moving in” and “Please don’t California Tennessee. Keep it Red.”
Some people made comments about wealth, with one person stating that Franklin is for rich people. (The city claims it’s “one of the wealthiest cities in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States” on its website.) “I don’t know if I’d call TN ‘good for the soul,’ when women are actively losing rights in that state,” one person pointed out. “I think what you probably meant was… ‘good for the white wealthy women’s soul’…which btw, is abhorrently clear in this picture.”
Of course, the critics were loud. But many supportive fans chimed in to agree that Tennessee is the best and to send her well wishes. “Lived here 33+ years ….moved here back when absolutely nothing was here,” one commenter wrote. “I miss those days but still love the relative peace and quiet!”
Another shared, “I believe everyone needs a place to help replenish the soul. Good for you. You deserve the best. Enjoy!!”
Hall purchased a white farmhouse-style home in Franklin in early 2021. Her HGTV show Christina in the Country outlined her journey of expanding her business and making memories with her family in the state. Some fans also inquired about the show’s current status in the comments. There’s no word yet on when or if the show will return with more episodes, but here’s hoping!
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Kelly Allen is the current Associate Editor at House Beautiful, where she covers design, pop culture, and travel for digital and the print magazine. She’s been with the team for nearly three years, attending industry events and covering a range of topics. When she’s not watching every new TV show and movie, she’s browsing vintage home stores, admiring hotel interiors, and wandering around New York City. She previously worked for Delish and Cosmopolitan. Follow her on Instagram.