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After thirteen bluegrass albums and two International Bluegrass Entertainer of the Year Awards, The Gibson Brothers were ready for something different. The new album Mockingbird, released Nov. 9, exhibits a duo liberated and enthused by the experience of co-writing and recording in Nashville with veteran producer/engineer Dave Ferguson and Black Keys rock star Dan Auerbach.

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Kacey Musgraves defied the odds and won Album of the Year at the 52nd CMA Awards Wednesday night. Typically, a recording as subtle and as overlooked by commercial radio as Golden Hour might have received a nod via nomination, while an artist with more hit singles would have taken the crystal trophy. But Musgraves won on what she said, with some disbelief, was the tenth anniversary of the day she moved to Nashville.

 

Kathy Mattea Rediscovers Her Voice And Sings Like A Bird

Nov 14, 2018
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A singer’s voice is her livelihood and her instrument. Kathy Mattea grew concerned about her instrument a few years ago.

“I’d go for some note that I’ve hit a million times and it would be kind of pinched or tight or flat and it just wouldn’t come out and I was like ‘okay, tomorrow night I’ll pay more attention.’ and maybe the same thing would happen or maybe not.”

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Middle Tennessee realtors and builders are sounding the alarm over the rising cost of mid-state housing.

Their largest concern is for low and middle-income families who are being priced out of the market.

Candy Joyce heads the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors.  She says when Nashville home prices began to rise twenty years ago it was like having a stone dropped in a pond.

nhl.com

  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Austin Watson has been reinstated to the Predators' roster after serving an 18-game suspension for domestic abuse, and he issued a statement apologizing to everyone for the June incident that cost him the start of the season.

Watson issued the statement Wednesday through the NHL Players' Association thanking his family, friends and the Nashville Predators for their continued support.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  A new report suggests Gov. Bill Haslam’s signature programs to make a college degree accessible to more Tennesseans aren’t benefiting everyone equally.

Haslam’s Tennessee Promise initiative makes two years of free college or trade school education available to high school graduates. His Tennessee Reconnect program does the same for adults.

Gov: Amazon 'largest jobs commitment' in Tennessee history

Nov 14, 2018
amazon.com

  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that an Amazon operations hub expected to create 5,000 jobs in Tennessee will be "the single largest jobs commitment made by a company in Tennessee's history."

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has decided Music City is the place to keep its basketball tournament for years to come, extending its deal with an option that could keep the event in Nashville through 2035.

The league announced the agreement Tuesday to play the tournament in Nashville through 2030 with an option for a five-year extension. The only exception is 2022, when the SEC women's tournament will be played in Nashville and the men's tournament is in Tampa.

londonlamar.com

  

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee Democrat newly elected to the House of Representatives has said the state is racist and most residents who voted Republican are uneducated.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Two mid-state researchers say Tennessee Democrats are facing some hard choices following last week’s stinging mid-term election blowout.

 

 

Tennessee Democrats failed to pick up any statewide offices at the midterms and just one additional seat in the state General Assembly.

 

MTSU Poll Director Ken Blake notes that former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen won his second term in 2006 with more than 68 percent of the vote. This past week he lost a race for the Senate by 14 points, scoring just 40 percent of ballots cast.

Vrabel's Titans rout New England 34-10, snap Pats' streaks

Nov 12, 2018
titansonline.com

  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Brady added another big chunk of NFL history to his resume.

The Tennessee Titans made sure the Patriots quarterback didn't finish his 300th game by hitting him over and over again.

The Titans sacked Brady three times and hit him six more times as they beat New England 34-10 Sunday, snapping a seven-game skid against the Patriots in Mike Vrabel's first game as head coach against the team he helped win three Super Bowls.

nashvillefunforfamilies.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Veterans Day falls on Sunday this year, but mid-state communities will be holding celebrations Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The website Nashvillefunforfamiles.com says Lebanon, Nolensville, Clarksville, and Gallatin will hold Veterans Day events tomorrow, Smyrna on Sunday, Nashville, Murfreesboro and Franklin will host celebrations on Monday.

Nashvillefunforfamilies publisher Lauren Breeze says one of the more interesting mid-state events is Sunday's annual Fallen Soldiers 32 Mile March.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Obamacare annual enrollment is now open, and some new health care options are available here in Tennessee for 2019 coverage.

 

  

The Tennessee Department of Insurance says one new carrier is entering the state market, another is returning after a few year’s absence, and two are expanding coverage.

 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Middle Tennessee realtors and builders are sounding the alarm over the rising cost of mid-state housing.

Their largest concern is for low and middle-income families who are being priced out of the market.

Candy Joyce heads the Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors.  She says when Nashville home prices began to rise twenty years ago it was like having a stone dropped in a pond.

nhl.com

  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Forward Austin Watson has been reinstated to the Predators' roster after serving an 18-game suspension for domestic abuse, and he issued a statement apologizing to everyone for the June incident that cost him the start of the season.

Watson issued the statement Wednesday through the NHL Players' Association thanking his family, friends and the Nashville Predators for their continued support.

nashville.gov

  

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  A new report suggests Gov. Bill Haslam’s signature programs to make a college degree accessible to more Tennesseans aren’t benefiting everyone equally.

Haslam’s Tennessee Promise initiative makes two years of free college or trade school education available to high school graduates. His Tennessee Reconnect program does the same for adults.

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A dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had at least 13 pounds of garbage in its stomach, including 115 plastic cups and two sandals, according to a team of researchers including the World Wide Fund For Nature.

"Although we have not been able to deduce the cause of death, the facts that we see are truly awful," Dwi Suprapti, a marine species conservation coordinator at WWF Indonesia, told The Associated Press.

Stock prices took a sharp plunge Tuesday, for the second day in a row.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen a total of 950 points, or 4 percent, in the past two days. The major stock market indexes are now negative for the year.

The Libyan coast guard forcibly removed more than 70 migrants from a ship that had rescued them after the migrants refused to disembark, saying they had been imprisoned and tortured in Libya before and feared going back.

The migrants have now been placed in Libyan detention centers, which are notorious for human rights abuses including torture and slavery. Several migrants were reportedly injured in the forced removal and have been hospitalized.

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