Brad Pitt's Secret Hideaway in Hickory Tree Tennessee (EXCLUSIVE)

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Where does someone rich and famous like Brad Pitt go to get away from it all?  Why, Hickory Tree, TN, of course.

Pitt has found a sanctuary away from the paparazzi (and apparently Angie and the kids too) on the Holston River in the small Tennessee community.

Seven miles south of the Birthplace of Country Music - Bristol, TN, the town of Hickory Tree - population 7236, runs along the banks of the river.  The largest city within a 50 mile radius is Johnson City, TN, population 61,028.

So what does the Hollywood star do while in Hickory Tree?  He fishes.

Pitt, an avid fly fisherman since starring in 1993's A River Runs Through It, has found the place locals call "the best kept fly fishing secret in the world."

There are rumors that the mega-star purchased property in the area, and I am on the trail to see if I can get verification.

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