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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.

Craig Havighurst

Fiddle player Byron Berline has had a wide-ranging career, from Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys to the country rock movement to the recording studios of Los Angeles, where he played sessions for The Rolling Stones, The Eagles and Elton John. Since closing that chapter in the mid 1990s, Berline has owned and operated the Double Stop Fiddle Shop in Guthrie, OK, a fine instrument dealer, performance venue and community hub. In February, a fire tore through the 1901 building, destroying a lifetime’s collection of artifacts.

The List with Webb Wilder --06.14.2019

Jun 15, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, are finishing a vote over whether to unionize.

The vote of about 1,700 hourly workers began Wednesday and concludes Friday. A win would offer the United Auto Workers its first fully organized, foreign-owned auto assembly plant in the traditionally anti-union South.

Gov. Bill Lee, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn and other top Republicans are urging a "no" vote, saying a union could cause economic harm.

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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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NASHVILLE, Tenn (OSBORNE) -- The Nashville based Southern Baptist Convention has voted to change the way it handle cases of sexual abuse and racism among member churches.

 

The Baptist Press says that on Tuesday delegates to the SBC annual national meeting in Birmingham voted overwhelmingly to expel churches that fail to handle such incidents appropriately.

 

They also voted to repurpose a church credentialing committee to investigate churches that fail to abide by the new guidelines.

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  (OSBORNE) -- Animal rights activists are calling a horse soring measure introduced by Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander a “sham bill.”

 

Soring is the practice of using abusive training methods to force the exaggerated, high-stepping gait Tennessee Walking Horses are known for.  

 

Alexander has introduced a proposal he says would eliminate soring, but would also protect what the Senator describes as a $3 billion dollar industry and 20,000 jobs.

 

sbcannualmeeting.net

BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention convenes its annual national meeting in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, and sex abuse by clergy and staff is expected to be the big topic of conversation.

Delegates representing the nation's largest Protestant denomination will likely vote on establishing criteria for expelling churches that mishandle or cover up abuse allegations. They also may vote to establish a new committee which would review how member churches handle claims of abuse.

Vanderbilt advances to College World Series, routs Duke 13-2

Jun 10, 2019
VU ATHLETICS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores finally are headed back to Omaha and the College World Series for the first time since stringing together a national title in 2014 and a runners-up finish in 2015.

The wait hasn't been easy, especially after losing the super regional on their field a year ago.

That makes this berth even sweeter.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, are finishing a vote over whether to unionize.

The vote of about 1,700 hourly workers began Wednesday and concludes Friday. A win would offer the United Auto Workers its first fully organized, foreign-owned auto assembly plant in the traditionally anti-union South.

Gov. Bill Lee, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn and other top Republicans are urging a "no" vote, saying a union could cause economic harm.

c-span

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.

 

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The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has lost its first mayoral contest, handing embattled Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) a solid victory.

In the small eastern town of Görlitz, near the border with Poland, Octavian Ursu, a 51-year-old Romanian immigrant and classical musician, easily won Sunday's runoff vote against AfD's Sebastian Wippel, 36, who stood on an anti-immigrant platform.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doubled down Sunday on the claim that Iran was responsible for attacks on two tankers traveling in the Strait of Hormuz, despite furnishing no new evidence beyond a video distributed last week by the Pentagon.

Exactly two months to the day after a fire blazed through the roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the church held its first Mass on Saturday.

Instead of his traditional miter hat, the archbishop of Paris wore a white, hard hat, along with about 30 others in attendance.

The Mass was closed to the public for security reasons, and those there were mostly clergy and people who work on the site.

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