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Chuck Mead’s fourth solo album comes out Friday, June 21. And while the title track “Close To Home” is about the power of music to tell uncomfortable truths, it could also apply to Mead's all Nashville album release tour this week, starting Tuesday night, as Mead explained to WMOT last week.

 

"It's nice to have a gig every day for five days and sleep in your own bed,” he said.

 

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There’s been an aura of awe and expectation around Dylan LeBlanc since his first batch of recordings, virtually demos made with a friend in Muscle Shoals AL, was discovered and released by England’s Rough Trade Records in 2010. The Smiths, arguably that label’s most famous artists, offer a glimpse of a comparison to LeBlanc, with their gloomy emotionalism and drama on and off the microphone.

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Dr. John, an ambassador of New Orleans music and heritage as iconic as Mardis Gras Indians and brass bands, has died at age 77. Since emerging in the late 1960s as the mystical Night Tripper bedecked in feathers, jewels and bones, the pianist, songwriter and session musician born as Malcom John Rebennack, Jr. led a long parade of joy, propelled by swampy funk, primal R&B and an instantly recognizable voice.

fuelgaugereport.aaa.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Fuel costs are dropping across Tennessee and nationwide, bucking the usual summertime trend toward higher prices at the pump.

 

 

Triple A says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has fallen 26 cents in the past year, 18 cents in the past month.

 

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JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Police arrested a driver accused of intentionally running over pedestrians in Tennessee, killing a pregnant mother and her toddler son.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Jefferson City police say 33-year-old William David Phillips struck and killed the pedestrians at random Monday afternoon. Authorities identified the dead victims as 30-year-old Sierra Wilson Cahoon, who was pregnant, and her 2-year-old son Nolan.

Investigators say Phillips first hit 61-year-old Tillman Gunter. He suffered minor injuries.

City of Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE) -- Nashville’s city budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year will not include a new property tax.

WTVF-TV says Metro Council last night debated four alternate budget proposals, three of which included additional spending and property tax increases. The council ultimately approved Mayor David Briley’s proposed budget.

Briley’s $2.3 billion plan features more than $100 million in new spending but does not include a tax increase.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) -- Gov. Bil Lee will call the State Legislature into special session in late summer to replace House Speaker Glenn Casada.

Casada has been dogged by scandal in recent months, including revelations that he exchanged sexually explicit emails about women with a top aide.

Gov. Lee says he expects the special session will occur in August but he hasn’t picked an exact date yet.

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Jun 15, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted against forming a union.

A win would have offered the United Auto Workers its first fully organized, foreign-owned auto assembly plant in the traditionally anti-union South.

The vote of hourly workers began Wednesday and concluded Friday. The German automaker said in a statement Friday night that preliminary results show 833 employees voted against representation and 776 voted for it.

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WASHINGTON, Tenn. (WMOT/AP)  --  Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn has blocked legislation requiring political campaigns to report offers of foriegn assistance to the FBI.

 

 

The proposal by Virginia Democrat Mark Warner came in response to President Donald Trump’s assertion on Wednesday that he would accept damaging information from a foreign entity about a political opponent.

 

Tennessee companies push back against Trump tariffs

Jun 14, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE) --

Six Tennessee companies have signed on to an open letter expressing “concern” for President Donald Trump’s “escalation of tit-for-tat tariffs” against China.

 

Ty Herndon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Osborne) -- Country artist Ty Herndon has released an updated version of the 1995 hit that launched his career, “What Mattered Most.”

Herndon charted three Number One Country hits over three years ending in 1998.

Sudden fame was followed by a downward spiral that saw Herndon arrested for drug possession, lawsuits over unpaid bills and breach of contract, divorce, bankruptcy, and the loss of his recording contract.

Nashville May home sales set an all-time record

Jun 12, 2019
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RANDY O'BRIEN) -- The Greater Nashville Realtors report over 4100 home closings in May, a ten percent jump over the same period in 2018.

 

Greater Nashville Realtors President, Andrew Terrell said the housing market hit an all-time high in May with record breaking sales. He said home sales surpassed the June, 2018 mark, the previous high on record.

The median price for a residential single-family home was $318,000. For a condominium it was $232,000.

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fuelgaugereport.aaa.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Fuel costs are dropping across Tennessee and nationwide, bucking the usual summertime trend toward higher prices at the pump.

 

 

Triple A says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline has fallen 26 cents in the past year, 18 cents in the past month.

 

google maps

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Police arrested a driver accused of intentionally running over pedestrians in Tennessee, killing a pregnant mother and her toddler son.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Jefferson City police say 33-year-old William David Phillips struck and killed the pedestrians at random Monday afternoon. Authorities identified the dead victims as 30-year-old Sierra Wilson Cahoon, who was pregnant, and her 2-year-old son Nolan.

Investigators say Phillips first hit 61-year-old Tillman Gunter. He suffered minor injuries.

City of Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE) -- Nashville’s city budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year will not include a new property tax.

WTVF-TV says Metro Council last night debated four alternate budget proposals, three of which included additional spending and property tax increases. The council ultimately approved Mayor David Briley’s proposed budget.

Briley’s $2.3 billion plan features more than $100 million in new spending but does not include a tax increase.

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