Arts and Entertainment


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett top the 2020 CMT Music Awards nominations with three each.


The fan-voted music video awards show was delayed from the summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will air on Oct. 21.


The Chicks return to the list of nominees for the first time since 2007 for “Gaslighter," up for video of the year, and country icon Tanya Tucker gets her first ever nominations for “Bring My Flowers Now.”

LEIPERS FORK, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Williamson County opened a new, 156-acre mountain bike trail park near Leiper’s Fork this past weekend.

The Wilkins Branch Mountain Bike Park was constructed largely using volunteer labor.

The first four miles of free riding trails opened Saturday.

The county has produced a video about the park.

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Country songwriter Tyler Childers is selective about speaking for the public record, and when he does, he lands his punches, leaving people astonished and stirred up. He’s probably never sparked so much intrigue as he did over the weekend by releasing a surprise album, a powerful protest song and a video message aimed at his “white rural listeners” expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.


Day Three of Thriving Roots kicked off with sublime star power as Rosanne Cash put together an hour of conversation about music and activism with Ry Cooder, Bonnie Raitt, Alice Randall and Angela Davis. At a time of division and national stress, these veterans’ lifelong commitment to unity and justice felt like a balm. Read on for a summary and watch later today for more updates as the conference closes out.

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