Matt Maxey

Matthew Maxey

Matt is the guy who is always ready to share a story with you.

With a passion for new experiences, taking the back roads, and seeing everything possible, Matt serves as Visit Franklin's Senior Director of Public Relations connecting the many unique stories in the Franklin community with great journalists and storytellers worldwide. When not pitching a story idea to travel writers, you’ll likely find him working as a photographer on the sidelines of college and professional sports events across the Southeast.

VISITOR SPENDING IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY NEARS $500 MILLION IN 2019

August 25, 2020

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – In 2019 visitor spending in Williamson County grew to a new all-time high of $497.20 million, a 3.67% increase over the record-setting growth of 2018 and marks…

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VISIT FRANKLIN HONORS LOCAL HEROES FOR ESPA GRATITUDE WEEK

August 17, 2020

FRANKLIN, Tenn. –  Annually, the Event Service Professionals Association celebrates and honors those in the event industry through National Celebrate Service Week. This year, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Visit…

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MASTERS & MAKERS TRAIL EXPANDS WITH NEW EXPERIENCES

August 12, 2020

FRANKLIN, Tenn. –  The Masters & Makers Trail that links Williamson County’s breweries, distilleries, and winery has expanded with the addition of Franklin-based Curio Brewing Company. Located just outside of…

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CITY LEADERS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, AND ESSENTIAL WORKERS ENCOURAGE ALL TO WEAR MASKS

July 3, 2020

FRANKLIN, Tenn. –  Visit Franklin partners with the City of Franklin and multiple organizations in Williamson County to strongly recommend both local citizens and visitors alike wear a mask when…

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VISIT FRANKLIN & GRAY LINE LAUNCH DINNER & DISTILLERIES TOUR

July 1, 2020

FRANKLIN, Tenn. –  Visitors to Williamson County seeking to learn, and taste, some of the county’s deep whiskey history can now experience two of the area’s distilleries and have dinner…

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FRANKLIN AREA HOTELS OFFER DISCOUNTS TO TENNESSEE & NEIGHBORING STATE RESIDENTS

June 22, 2020

FRANKLIN, Tenn. –  Sixteen Franklin area hotels have announced discounted rates for Tennessee residents looking for a staycation, and 12 area hotels have discount packages available for residents of Alabama,…

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY WELCOMED 1.81 MILLION VISITORS IN 2019

June 9, 2020

FRANKLIN, Tenn. –  A record 1.81 million visitors were welcomed to Williamson County in 2019, a 5.3% increase from the 1.72 million visitors in 2018. That marks the fifth consecutive…

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Franklin’s 7 Most Photographed Spots

April 23, 2020

We continue to look forward to the day when we can all travel again and visit our favorite places, but in the meantime, we love looking through the lens of…

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Luna Record Shop Album Picks

April 21, 2020

When you visit Franklin, you can’t help but notice how music seems to permeate everything. It is always in the air along Main Street, is present in the restaurants and…

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50 Stunning Views of the Natchez Trace Parkway

April 8, 2020

As we all do our part and stay home, it doesn’t mean we can’t dream about those remarkable views in our favorite places. One of the best views in all…

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