Brandi Carlile Adores The Ryman And The Feeling Is Mutual

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Almost exactly a year ago, singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile dropped the jaws of the nation and the big time music industry with her televised performance of “The Joke” on the Grammy Awards. She won her first three Grammys that night, with all the contrived yet important legitimacy that confers. That was also the point at which thousands and thousands of fans who’d been bonding with and singing along with Carlile during her 20-year rise from Seattle clubs were perhaps thinking, “Where’ve y’all been?” 

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David Olney, one of the most thought-provoking and independent-minded songwriters of the past fifty years, died on Saturday night, following a heart attack on stage at Florida's 30A Songwriters Festival in Santa Rosa Beach. The 71-year-old Nashville icon was performing in a round with artists Amy Rigby and Scott Miller.

It’s been almost five years since East Nashville recording engineer Elijah “Lij” Shaw saw his home recording studio get reported to, and shut down by, Metro Nashville. And he’s been telling his story far and wide ever since. The latest forum, a “Save Music City” home studio expo held last week on Music Row.

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 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee will introduce legislation this year to amend a law requiring Tennessee to honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

Lee's office confirmed Friday that the Republican was working on the bill. The office did not provide further details about the proposal.

Forrest was a Confederate cavalry general who amassed a fortune as a plantation owner and slave trader in Memphis before the Civil War.

It’s been almost five years since East Nashville recording engineer Elijah “Lij” Shaw saw his home recording studio get reported to, and shut down by, Metro Nashville. And he’s been telling his story far and wide ever since. The latest forum, a “Save Music City” home studio expo held last week on Music Row.

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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)  --  Tennessee Titans fans can gather in Nashville for a free viewing party to watch the team play in the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Kansas City.

The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. said the party will include live music, giveaways and other activities starting at 11 a.m. Sunday on Lower Broadway. The game is at 2:05 p.m. 

Two large screens will be set up to show the game feed. Fans can bring blankets and collapsible chairs.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE) -- With the State Assembly’s 2020 session now underway, WMOT is talking to constituencies across the political spectrum about their legislative priorities.

 

Chris Sanders with the LGBT advocacy group Tennessee Equality Project. Sanders says the organization will fight a proposed bill targeting transgender high school athletes. Sanders notes students would be restricted to sports based on their birth gender. 

 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE) -- State officials say the number of Tennessee babies born addicted to drugs is falling.

 

During a hearing Wednesday, state lawmakers learned the number of babies suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome peaked in 2017 at roughly 1200 cases.

 

Data for 2019 is still preliminary, but appear to total cases have dropped roughly 35 percent over two years.

 

Mid-state temps headed lower beginning Sunday

Jan 16, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE) -- Get ready for a weather shock this weekend.

 

Temperatures so far in January have been well above average, but that ends on Sunday.

 

Matt Reagan with the National Weather Service Office in Nashville warns colder temps will filter into the mid-state behind a Saturday cold front. 

 

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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has scheduled dates to execute two more death row inmates but still hasn't ruled on the attorney general's requests to set seven other executions.

An order Wednesday says Oscar Franklin Smith is scheduled to be put to death on June 4 and Harold Wayne Nichols is to be executed on Aug. 4.

The country as a whole has been moving away from putting inmates to death, but Tennessee was second only to Texas in the number of executions it carried out in 2019. 

Women's March - Power Together moves to Murfreesboro

Jan 15, 2020
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE) -- The Tennessee chapter of Women’s March - Power Together will hold its annual Middle Tennessee march in Murfreesboro this weekend.

 

The organization’s first march was held in 2017 the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. After sponsoring one of the largest marches in U.S. history, the national organization suffered setbacks, with infighting among organizers and charges of racism.

 

MNPS lauches search for permanent schools director

Jan 15, 2020
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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Metro Nashville Public Schools Board has launched the search for a new Director.

 

Former Director Dr. Shawn Joseph resigned last spring in response to several ongoing controversies. Last night the School Board voted to begin the search for a permanent Director.

 

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Dee White's Wired In Performance

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Watch the video cuts from Dee White's at the December 16, 2019 Wired In session from Analog in Nashville. White, a native of Slapout, Alabama released his debut album Southern Gentleman on Easy Eye Sound. The album was co-produced by Dan Auerback and David Ferguson.

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Nashville singer-songwriter Amy Speace performs songs from her 2019 album Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne at WMOT's December 2019 Wired In Session at Analog at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. 

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