Absent a "grace period" written into the lease, rent is due on the date noted in the lease. If not received at that date, the landlord can issue a "30 day notice to pay or quit"
If the tenant does not pay within the 30 days, the landlord can then evict the tenant.
If the tenant fails to pay on time a second time, the landlord can then issue a 14 day notice.
If the tenant is breaching the lease repeatedly, or is breaching the lease by some other conduct (damaging property, disregarding posted rules, trespassing (or allowing their guests to trespass), etc.), then the landlord can issue a 30 day notice based on this conduct.
There are sites (such as this one: https://www.landlordguidance.com/eviction-notice-forms/tennessee-eviction/ that can be of great help for landlords that are working through the eviction process because they have all the forms in one place and help you keep track of deadlines and procedure, but you do not need to use a pay for use site, you can find the same information in your county law library).
The overall process works like this:
Terminating a tenancy-
1) Notice: The first step in any termination is giving notice, the landlord can simply give notice that they no longer want the tenant to live there (this is usually 30 days, or 60 days, and it can be done for no reason whatsoever, there is no fault, and while the tenant must relocate, they are not being "evicted" and there is no blemish on their rental history), they can give a "notice to pay or quit" (usually 3 day or 5 day depending on the state, and the tenant has this amount of time to pay rent that they missed or move out), "notice to "cure or quit" (the tenant has breached the lease - broken something, noisy, etc. and must stop it or fix it within the notice period, again 3 days, 5 days, or 10 days), or a "notice to quit" (this is a 3 day or 5 day notice that says the tenant has messed up so badly they can do nothing but move out within the notice period - there is no chance to "cure" - this often happens when there is illegal activity on the property).
2) Unlawful detainer/forcible entry and detainer (this is the legal proceeding where the landlord goes to court and sues the tenant to get possession - the tenant has an opportunity to appear and defend the action, common defenses include improper notice, breach of the lease (such as failure to maintain the property - "inhabitable conditions"). If the tenant answers the complaint, the parties can take "discovery" from one another and get additional information before a court trial before a judge.
3) A judgment of possession/writ of eviction - if the landlord wins the trial, they get a judgment of possession and the court will issue a "writ of eviction."
4) Forcible eviction - this happens when the Sheriff or Constable serves the writ of eviction - some jurisdictions give a courtesy notice the day or two before the eviction, others do not, but the end result is the sheriff overseeing the landlord's movers removing all of the tenant's possessions from the property and placing them on the curb, and the tenants are forcibly removed from the property. At that point, the landlord can change the locks and the tenant can no longer return (They have been "evicted").