Holdenby House, Northampton, Northamptonshire. Built in 1583 by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor & favourite of Elizabeth I - the largest private house in Elizabethan England - with 123 huge glass windows around two courtyards, specifically to honour his beloved Elizabeth. Hatton refused to live in the house prior to the Queen's first visit. In 1709 it was bought by the Duke of Marlborough, since when it has descended down the female line to the Lowther family.
Tanya Tucker (Solo country vocalist. Had her first country hit at the age of 13 and never lost her audience as she matured. Winner of 2 Academy of Country Music Awards, 2 CMT Awards, 2 Country Music Association Awards, & ranked 20 on CMT's 40 Greatest Women in Country Music. Nominated for 9 Grammys)
Darius Rucker, musician. He first gained fame as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish, which he helped found. As a solo country music artist, with the single, Don't Think I Don't Think About It, he became the 2nd African American to chart a #1 on the Hot Country Songs charts. He also became the 1st African American to win the New Artist Award from the Country Music Association, and only the 2nd African American to win any award from the association.
The Judds-One of the most successful acts in country music history, The Judds won five Grammy Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and eight Country Music Association awards. The duo also charted twenty-five singles on the country music charts between 1983 and 2000, fourteen of which went to Number One and six more of which made Top Ten on the same chart.