Dawn Beyer is an independent artist paving her own way in the music industry. She held an album release party Tuesday night at the Franklin Theatre and shared how she dreamed of performing at the Franklin Theatre one day, the same theatre where she watched many movies and performances. Now, it was her turn.

Beyer does it all- writes her own music, owns her own label “The Real Nashville” and releases her own records.

Her album “Heart Ride” was produced by Scotty Schultz at Rain Drop Music with original music from Beyer showcasing her powerful voice.

Tuesday night, Beyer had the crowd on their feet and cheered for this hometown girl who has gone from painting houses and selling pretzels in downtown Franklin to playing her own show at the Franklin Theatre.

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See our photos and video from the event below.