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Nashville’s “Let Freedom Sing” Virtual Concert on July 4 to Feature Tenille Townes, John Hiatt, Keb’ Mo’ & More

Nashville’s “Let Freedom Sing” Virtual Concert on July 4 to Feature Tenille Townes, John Hiatt, Keb’ Mo’ & More

Nashville will be celebrating our nation’s 244th birthday with a virtual concert—Let Freedom Sing—on July 4. The virtual show will feature performances by John Hiatt, Lilly Hiatt, Keb’ Mo’ and Tenille Townes. Nashville residents can watch locally via television on News Channel 5 at 9 p.m. CT, while fans in other locales can stream the…MORE

“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash” Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Reaching No. 1

“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash” Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Reaching No. 1

How about a little Johnny Cash trivia to pass the time? 50 years ago, Johnny’s 1970 album, Hello, I’m Johnny Cash, ended its four-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart (March 28–April 25). In addition to the iconic title, the album was noteworthy for a number of reasons, including: It…MORE

55th ACM Awards to Air Live From Nashville on Sept. 16

55th ACM Awards to Air Live From Nashville on Sept. 16

The Academy of Country Music announced that the 55th ACM Awards will air live from Nashville on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The show will take place at three iconic Nashville institutions: the Grand Ole Opry House, The Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium. Keith Urban will host the show for the first…MORE

CMA Fest 2020 Has Been Canceled

CMA Fest 2020 Has Been Canceled

Nashville’s 2020 CMA Fest on June 4–7 has been canceled. It will not be rescheduled. The Country Music Association issued the following statement on March 31: After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities, we are sad to announce that CMA Fest will not take place in 2020.…MORE

Nashville’s Metro Board of Health Closes Bars on Lower Broadway

Nashville’s Metro Board of Health Closes Bars on Lower Broadway

On March 15 at 2:45 p.m., Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced the closure of bars throughout Davidson Country—including downtown’s famed Lower Broadway district—in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Metro Board of Health convened for an emergency meeting on March 15 at 5 p.m., unanimously approving the mayor’s proposal, which includes: closing bars…MORE

Tennessee Tornado Relief: How to Donate Money, Food, Time & More

Tennessee Tornado Relief: How to Donate Money, Food, Time & More

In the wake of the tornadoes that ripped though Tennessee on March 3—killing at least 22 people and damaging hundreds of structures—many folks are wondering how to help. Money To donate money, visit the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, which was created by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to support those affected by the…MORE

Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery & More Country Stars Shares Updates & Prayers After Deadly Nashville Tornado

Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery & More Country Stars Shares Updates & Prayers After Deadly Nashville Tornado

Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee in the early hours of March 3, including a direct hit in downtown Nashville around 12:40 a.m. Multiple deaths—at least 19 people have died in four counties (updated at 11:28 a.m.)—have been reported, as well as significant damage to hundreds of homes and buildings. One of the hardest hit neighborhoods in…MORE

New Court Date Set for Sam Hunt’s DUI Case

New Court Date Set for Sam Hunt’s DUI Case

Sam Hunt is scheduled to appear in a Nashville court on March 17 at 9 a.m. to face misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and having an open container. The new case details were released after Sam’s initially scheduled court date on Jan. 17. Sam was arrested in Nashville on Nov. 21. According to…MORE

Stevie Nicks Added to Nashville’s Free New Year’s Eve Show With Keith Urban

Stevie Nicks Added to Nashville’s Free New Year’s Eve Show With Keith Urban

Rock legend Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac fame will join headliner Keith Urban onstage at Nashville’s annual Music City Midnight performance on New Year’s Eve. The free event will take place at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park (approximately one mile from the heart of downtown). This will be the fourth year in a row…MORE

Watch Luke Combs Close Nashville Show by Teaming With Keith Urban on “Hurricane”

Watch Luke Combs Close Nashville Show by Teaming With Keith Urban on “Hurricane”

Luke Combs headlined the first of his back-to-back shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Dec. 12. Luke treated fans to a 20-plus-song set that featured his string of seven consecutive No. 1 hits, including “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number Away,” “She Got the Best of Me” and more. In addition to surprising fans…MORE

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Spend the Week Volunteering in Nashville With Habitat for Humanity

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood Spend the Week Volunteering in Nashville With Habitat for Humanity

For more than a decade, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been swinging hammers and climbing ladders as volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit housing organization that helps homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers. Last week, Garth and Trisha worked alongside hundreds of volunteers—including former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady…MORE

Clare Bowen Talks Growing Up in Australia, Overcoming Childhood Cancer, Starring on “Nashville,” Finding Love, Creating New Album & More

Clare Bowen Talks Growing Up in Australia, Overcoming Childhood Cancer, Starring on “Nashville,” Finding Love, Creating New Album & More

Jim Casey talks with singer/songwriter/actress Clare Bowen and her husband, Brandon Robert Young, about: releasing her self-titled debut album in the U.S. on July 12 releasing the album in Germany, U.K. and Australia over the last year starring as Scarlett O’Connor on Nashville for six season growing up in Australia speaking with a Southern U.S.…MORE

Alabama to Wind Down 50th Anniversary Tour With Final Stop in Nashville

Alabama to Wind Down 50th Anniversary Tour With Final Stop in Nashville

Alabama is celebrating a half-century of making music with their current 50th Anniversary Tour. The cross-country trek kicked off in January with an announced run of more than 50 shows through November, featuring an array of openers, including Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Beach Boys, John Anderson, Restless Heart, Exile, John Michael…MORE

“Nashville” Actress Clare Bowen Plans Self-Titled Debut Album

“Nashville” Actress Clare Bowen Plans Self-Titled Debut Album

Clare Bowen was a fixture on CMT’s Nashville as Scarlett O’Connor for six seasons from 2012–2018. In addition to her acting duties, Clare toured with the Nashville troupe between seasons and sang a number of songs on the 22 soundtracks the show inspired. The 35-year-old Australian native revealed she is planning to release her self-titled…MORE

Brett Eldredge to Headline Nashville’s Free 4th of July Show

Brett Eldredge to Headline Nashville’s Free 4th of July Show

Brett Eldredge will headline downtown Nashville’s free Fourth of July celebration—Let Freedom Sing—on the nation’s 243rd birthday. The main concert stage will be located at Fifth Avenue and Broadway and will include a DJ and live music starting at noon. Additional performers include Dylan Scott, Mac McAnally, The Joe West Band, Jessy Wilson and more.…MORE

New Report Blasts TV Show “Nashville” for Costing Taxpayers More Than $45 Million

New Report Blasts TV Show “Nashville” for Costing Taxpayers More Than $45 Million

As the sixth and final season of Nashville comes to a close on July 26, research organization the Beacon Center has released a report on the “ineffectiveness of film incentives in Tennessee,” citing that Nashville cost Tennessee taxpayers more than $45 million. According to its profile, “The Beacon Center is an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan…MORE

Lee Brice to Host 3 Benefit Shows to Support Charities Close to His Heart

Lee Brice to Host 3 Benefit Shows to Support Charities Close to His Heart

Lee Brice is hosting three upcoming Monday-night concerts at Nashville music venue Analog that will benefit several charities. On July 16, Lee and his musical friends—Jake Owen, Dallas Davidson, Rob Hatch, Tyler Farr and emcee Chuck Wicks—will perform to benefit Folds of Honor, and organization that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s…MORE

Watch Tim McGraw Announce That Nashville Will Host the 2019 NFL Draft

Watch Tim McGraw Announce That Nashville Will Host the 2019 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is coming to Nashville in April 2019. NFL owners approved Nashville as the host city, besting bids from Las Vegas, Cleveland, Kansas City and Denver. The three-day event on April 25–27 will mean a multi-million-dollar boon for Music City, as the Draft draws around 20,000 tourists and is watched by more than…MORE

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The Balladeer

The Balladeer

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Lori McKenna will release her new album, The Balladeer, on July 24. The album was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A and produced by Dave Cobb. photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com