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Time For American Idol Auditions Nashville
American Idol

Ok Nashville it’s time to get ready to audition for American Idol. This year, Idol introduces its TRUE BELIEVER program! This shows that it really pays to believe! Sometimes a talented singer just needs the push of encouragement to help them achieve their dreams! American Idol will give the opportunity for each contestant to designate Read more…

12th & Porter Announces Music City Breakthrough Contest
12th and Porter

Nashville venue 12th & Porter announced today the launch of the Music City Breakthrough contest as part of their ongoing commitment to music and the development of new artists. 12th & Porter and a multitude of music industry partners including Blackbird Studio, Viacom (CMT and MTV), Lightning 100 and others have joined forces to create Read more…

Bluegrass Legend Jesse McReynolds Celebrates 85

“I’m here as a friend and a fan,” Grand Ole Opry star Jan Howard declared to a crowd of Jesse McReynolds’ closest friends and family on July 13th, 2014, in Gallatin, Tennessee. It was a lively gathering on a sunny Sunday at Jesse’s farm, the Pick Inn, to celebrate his 85th birthday and there Read more…

CMA Music Festival Brought A Record-Setting $39.3 Million To Nashville
CMA Music Fest

The 2014 CMA Music Festival contributed a record-setting $39.3 million in direct visitor spending to the local community according to numbers released by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. (NCVC).

“As Nashville’s largest event, CMA Music Festival continues to offer new experiences and keep our visitors coming year after year,” said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. “The Read more…

Bonnaroo: A Tennessee Treasure
Yonder Mountain String Band featuring Sam Bush.

Yonder Mountain String Band featuring Sam Bush. Photo by Brad Lykken

Once again Bonnaroo proved through variety and talent that it is the premiere music festival in the country. The weather was the best anyone could remember which kept fans and bands alike at a high energy level. Music City was well represented in almost Read more…

Ralph Stanley Awarded Yale Music Degree
Photo by Michael Marsland / Yale University

Photo by Michael Marsland / Yale University

Yesterday (May 19), Yale University awarded bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley the Doctor of Music degree at ceremonies in New Haven, Conn. that also saw honorary degrees going to World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, poet Rita Dove and actor Anna Deavere Smith, among others.

Stanley’s award was presented by Read more…

Bonnaroo Late Night Artists Announced


Chance the Rapper
Die Antwoord
Frank Ocean
Ice Cube
J. Roddy Walston & The Business
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Pusha T
SuperJam “?”
SuperJam with Skrillex & Friends
The Flaming Lips
The Glitch Mob
Ty Segall
White Denim

Tin Pan South Is Here!
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Finally, the world’s greatest songwriting event is here! Tin Pan South 2014 starts tomorrow and Apryl Evans is the winner of our Fast Access Pass giveaway. Evans is an aspiring songwriter herself and has come all the way from New Jersey to enjoy Tin Pan. She makes frequent trips to Nashville an even opened up Read more…

Jesse McReyonlds Celebrates 50 years On The Opry
Jesse McReyonlds

Inducted in 1964, Bluegrass legends Jim & Jesse are celebrating 50 Years as members of the Grand Ole Opry this year. On March 1st the Grand Ole Opry will honor Jesse McReyonlds as he celebrates his 50th year as a member of the Grand Ole Opry®. The success of their 60’s radio shows Read more…

Great Country And Americana Acts Scheduled For Bonnaroo 2014

Lower tier Tickets for Bonnaroo 2014 have already sold out, so be sure to get yours soon. The Manchester, Tenn. festival always has some great Country and Americana acts and this year is no different. Amos Lee, Drive-By Truckers, the Avett Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, the Lone Bellow, Shovels & Rope, the Wood Brothers, Blackberry Read more…