Icons of Nashville — showcasing the entrepreneurs of Music Metropolis


The place music, tradition, and creativity thrive

Nashville has lengthy been the epicenter of music and tradition, from nation to bluegrass to rock n’ roll. Creativity is deeply ingrained into the center and soul of Music Metropolis, so it’s straightforward to see how this progressive spirit manifests in its entrepreneurs. And, in GoDaddy’s latest video collection, we’ll be introducing you to enterprise house owners that typify this inventive motion, our Icons of Nashville.

GoDaddy believes within the financial may of small enterprise house owners and our Icons of Nashville collection will function a number of the enterprise house owners that exemplify the entrepreneurial vitality of the Music Metropolis. So be a part of us as we meet three distinctive entrepreneurs which can be making waves in Nashville.

Julie Knotts Artwork

Julie Knotts standing in front of a winding creek with a geode art piece leaning on her leg
Julie Knotts, Julie Knotts Artwork

Julie Knotts is a full-time environmental specialist and a part-time resin artist. In 2017, whereas searching for one thing inventive to do, Julie began creating geodes with acrylic paint. Just a few months later, she found resin and located her calling. She began practising and creating area of interest items of artwork that have been really one-of-a-kind.

And that’s when her artwork enterprise organically took off.


Julie went to school for environmental research and started combining her love of artwork and love of the atmosphere, by creating resin artwork impressed by geodes and agates. She makes use of actual quartz, amethyst, rose quartz, blue celestite, turquoise and smokey quartz in her items. Utilizing these pure supplies, she creates wall decor, tabletops, and practical artwork (coasters, charcuterie boards, trays, and so on).

James A. Willis

James A. Willis tuning a guitar
James A. Willis

James A. Willis is an artist in each sense. His need to create is boundless. Name him an artwork director, an artwork stylist or an artwork drawback solver — it’s all the identical to him. And that’s the reason he’s additionally a serial entrepreneur. He has owned and operated three profitable multimedia studios and has been concerned in lots of early on-line applied sciences.

In his lengthy and illustrious profession, James has dabbled in work of the ever-changing manhattan panorama, been the first-ever resident artist for Gibson Guitars, labored intently and extensively with Grammy-winning nation artist Zac Brown and is now designing album covers and completely different supplies for the Icelandic band Kaleo.

Along with his work and drawings, Willis has explored many sudden mediums. He designs and paints bikes, surfboards, and musical devices, and sculpts in each leather-based, metallic and conventional supplies. He really is a person of many skills.

The Wax Home

Jasmine Miller sitting on an accent chair in The Wax House with a fiddle leaf fig tree in the foreground
Jasmine Miller, The Wax Home

Two years in the past, Jasmine Miller, an accountant for the State of Tennessee, realized throughout considered one of her pampering periods that Clarksville lacked a waxing studio that would supply inexpensive self-care companies for everybody to take pleasure in.  A yr later, in Could 2020, with ambition, religion and a number of onerous work, she opened The Wax Home, an inexpensive place for all self-care wants. And a yr after that, she purchased one other house and began renting out rooms to freelance estheticians.

The Wax Home at the moment presents quite a few self-care companies with licensed estheticians for women and men in a contemporary atmosphere for a snug and splendid expertise.

Don’t miss out on this thrilling addition to our Icons collection, Icons of Nashville.

When you’re all in favour of watching our earlier season of Icons, you possibly can watch that right here.

Picture by: James A. Willis


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