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Hectic Week? Here’s the Biggest News You May Have Missed

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There’s been some big news in country music this week: With the announcement of several 2020 tours involving some of the biggest names in country music, new music releases, the 94th birthday of the Grand Ole Opry, fall festivities at Silver Dollar City and more. Get up to speed on what you may have missed this week. Tours: Tickets for ...

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2019 Music City Food + Wine Festival Wrap-Up

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Photo credit: Carly Caramanna We’re still in recovery from a whirlwind incredible weekend at the seventh annual Music City Food & Wine Fest.  Foodies from Nashville and beyond descended upon Bicentennial State Park and Music City Walk of Fame for the 3-day festival that brought along with it a slew of top national chefs as well as local Nashville favorites. ...

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Mike Ryan Releases New Single “Dear Country Music”

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2019) – Singer-songwriter Mike Ryan releases new single “Dear Country Music,” today (9/27). Whether it’s the soundtrack to a first love, the lessons that helped push through the awkward teenage years, or the first chord learned on the guitar, “Dear Country Music,” celebrates country music and its capacity to help shape who we become. Co-written by ...

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Brett Kissel Recalls Meeting Garth Brooks in His Ellen Underwear

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Brett Kissel has had a lot of memorable moments in his career, including taking home the Apple Music Fans’ Choice Award during the recent Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs) and winning Country Album of the Year for We Were That Song at the 2019 Juno Awards, which are the Canadian equivalent of the GRAMMYs. But there was a moment off ...

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Reba to be Named ‘Artist of a Lifetime’ at CMT Artists of the Year Event

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Country icon Reba McEntire can add another title to her illustrious list of achievements next month. She’ll receive the “Artist of a Lifetime” award presented by Ram Trucks at the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year event. Set to air live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 16, this year’s Artists of the Year special will mark the event’s ...

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Haley & Michaels to Make Their Mark With Debut Album ‘Hail Mary’

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Following their 2015 self-titled EP, husband-wife duo Haley & Michaels finally announced their long-awaited debut album Hail Mary, which will see the singer-songwriters return to their roots on October 4. Ryan Michaels and Shannon Haley, who make up the duo, co-wrote all 12 tracks on the record, and it will be released on Sony/ATV’s label imprint Hickory Records/RED Music. The ...

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Midland Launches Original ‘Set It Straight’ Podcast, Covers Chris Isaak

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Country trio Midland are embracing the wide world of streaming by launching a podcast, Set It Straight with Midland, and dropping an Amazon Original cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game.” The podcast, which streams exclusively on Spotify, centers around the strange and shocking stories from country music history as the band members, along with special guests like Tanya Tucker, attempt ...

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The Grand Ole Opry Celebrates 94th Birthday With A Bash!

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The iconic Grand Ole Opry is celebrating their 94th birthday and want you to join in on the fun! The one-of-a-kind show is planning big things for the special occasion. October 4th and 5th will showcase ultimate entertainment and excitement for all country music fans at the Grand Ole Opry Birthday Bash. Special guests like Terri Clark, Trace Adkins, Lee ...

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Album Review: Jon Pardi’s ‘Heartache Medication’

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Jon Pardi describes his sound not as a throwback, but the forging of a “different era” of traditional country music. He began this journey on his breakthrough 2016 album California Sunrise and continues the saga on his new album, Heartache Medication. The anticipated third studio release finds Pardi continuing to operate in his lane of traditional country, the 14-track installment ...

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Film Review: ‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice’

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In the new documentary film, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, Dolly Parton declares, “Linda could literally sing anything.” Over the course of the movie’s running time, we’re reminded that Dolly’s proclamation was no mere hype. Ronstadt felt comfortable and credible interpreting folk, rock and R&B (“You’re No Good,” “When Will I Be Loved”), country (her work with Parton ...

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Neighborhood Watch: Green Hills

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The Green Hills neighborhood south of downtown has rarely been considered a hotbed of dining in the past. Instead, it was a primarily residential area with lots of retail shopping opportunities, but not a lot of great places to eat. But, like much of the rest of Nashville, it has recently blossomed into a fine destination for fine dining as ...

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