Music City Makers: Nashville Design Week


Nashville Design Week’s programs highlight creatives across a range of mediums including architectural, graphic, interior, industrial, and fashion design. The city-wide events take place November 4 to 8, featuring panel discussions, tours, workshops, and installations. The event’s intention is to foster collaboration among designers and other entrepreneurs, as well as engage Nashvillians in a conversation about design impact. “Last year, ...

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Ashley McBryde Named CMT Breakout Artist of the Year


Ashley McBryde will be honored alongside some of country’s biggest names this month. She’ll be just the third artist to be given the Breakout Artist of the Year award at the upcoming CMT Artists of the Year event. Set to air live from Nashville on October 16, the event will also feature a performance from the rising star — who ...

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Garth Brooks to Become 2nd Country Star to Receive Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song


In March 2020, the Library of Congress will pay tribute to Garth Brooks with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Bestowed in recognition of the legendary songwriting team of George and Ira Gershwin, the Gershwin Prize recognizes a living musical artist’s lifetime achievement in promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of entertainment, information, inspiration and cultural understanding. Past ...

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Tenille Townes Question’s God’s Plan in ‘Jersey On the Wall’ Video


Rising star Tenille Townes captures the thought provoking essence of “Jersey On The Wall (I’m Just Asking)” in the single’s official video, creating a somber tribute to lost loved ones and the questions they leave behind. Directed by Mason Dixon and set largely in a high-school gymnasium, the video pulls viewers into Townes’ inspiration for the heavy-hearted track — attending ...

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Ashley McBryde to Receive CMT Breakout Artist of the Year Award


Ashley McBryde will be honored with the Breakout Artist of the Year award at the CMT Artists of the Year celebration on Oct. 16 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ashley will be the third recipient of the award, following Kelsea Ballerini (2016) and Chris Stapleton (2015). In addition, this year’s ceremony will recognize CMT’s five Artists of the Year—Carrie Underwood, ...

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Chris Stapleton to Headline Benefit Concert in Kentucky With Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow & More


Chris Stapleton will headline A Concert for Kentucky at the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field in Lexington on April 25. All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Outlaw State of Kind Hometown Fund, which Chris and wife Morgane founded in 2016 to support a variety of causes in Kentucky that are close to their hearts, including music and arts ...

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Garth Brooks Reveals Fourth Stop on “Dive Bar Tour”


After taking his Dive Bar Tour to Chicago (July 15), Bakersfield (Aug. 15) and New Braunfels (Sept. 23), Garth Brooks announced the fourth stop on his seven-date tour: The Barn in Sanford, Fla., on Oct. 16. Garth actually sings about The Barn in his 1995 song, “The Old Stuff,” which he co-penned with Bryan Kennedy and Dan Roberts: “Seven pickers ...

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Jon Pardi Talks Creating New Album “Heartache Medication,” Headlining New Tour, Hitting the Dance Floor & More


Jim Casey talks with Jon Pardi about: creating his new album, Heartache Medication, which dropped on Sept. 27 the success of his previous album, California Sunrise, which spawned three No. 1 hits the thought process behind selecting the 14 “feel-good” songs for the new album co-writing seven of the 14 tracks on the new album selecting “Heartache Medication” as the ...

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