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Tin Pan South Announces Line-up
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The 23rd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank announced the initial performers in this year’s five-day event. Tin Pan South is set for Tuesday, March 24 through Saturday, March 28 at 10 of Nashville’s most popular venues, and the current lineup can be seen at TinPanSouth.com.

This year’s lineup includes one of Read more…

Craig Wiseman To Be Honored In Home State
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Photo by Amy Allmand Photography

Multiple award-winning songwriter and producer, Craig Wiseman, will be honored by his home state of Mississippi during the 27th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards. The Big Loud Shirt Industries founder will receive the Excellence in Music award, for his exemplary talent and dedication to music this Thursday, February 19th.

“In Nashville most Read more…

Attention Songwriters: SongTown.com Open For Business
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Today marks the official launch of a new website and songwriters’ community, SongTown.com. Run by hit Nashville songwriters Clay Mills and Marty Dodson, SongTown.com provides webinars, classes, retreats, video tutorials, advice and more for aspiring and professional songwriters of all genres.

The SongTown project began as a Facebook group, which currently has nearly 12,000 members. Now Read more…

Gary Allan, Charlie Worsham, Brett James & Chris Stapleton Raise $9,000 For St. Jude
Pictured, ( l to r:)  Chris Blair, owner, The Listening Room, Brett James, Charlie Worsham, Chris Stapleton, Suzanne Alexander, Gary Allan.

Pictured, ( l to r:) Chris Blair, owner, The Listening Room, Brett James, Charlie Worsham, Chris Stapleton, Suzanne Alexander, Gary Allan.

Great American Country’s and NASH-FM’s “Kickin’ It With Kix” co-host Suzanne Alexander hosted a very special songwriter in-the-round last night as a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Gary Allan, Charlie Worsham, Brett James Read more…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Big & Rich
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Since exploding on to the country music scene in 2004, Big & Rich, Big Kenny and John Rich have done about as much in a decade as most country stars do in a lifetime. Being the founding “Godfathers” of the MuzikMafia, they’ve helped fuel talented acts like Gretchen Wilson and Cowboy Troy among others. They’ve Read more…

The Amazing Story of “Sing Me A Story”
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Austin and Sara Atteberry

When you meet someone in Nashville the chances are very high that they moved here to pursue a singing or a songwriting career. Many stay on that path, but many find themselves in that music business periphery that’s not quite what they set out to do. And in that periphery, sometimes Read more…

Hit Writer Jim Photoglo Releases Folk Album
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Jim Photoglo has released his first album in five years, Halls of My Heart. It is his first album since 2009’s #1 GRAMMY-nominated folk album “Is It Me?” (and the first in which he wrote most of the album solo).

After a solo pop career, Jim Photoglo moved to Nashville in 1984 to concentrate on songwriting Read more…

Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
Pictured at today's annoucement back row (l-r) are: Nashville Songwriiters Hall of Fame Board Chair and Hall of Fame member Pat Alger; inductees John Anderson and Gretchen Peters and Hall of Fame executive director Mark Ford.  Front row (l-r): Inductees Paul Craft and Tom Douglas.

Pictured at today’s annoucement back row (l-r) are: Nashville Songwriiters Hall of Fame Board Chair and Hall of Fame member Pat Alger; inductees John Anderson and Gretchen Peters and Hall of Fame executive director Mark Ford. Front row (l-r): Inductees Paul Craft and Tom Douglas.

John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas and Gretchen Peters will Read more…

Hank Cochran, Ronnie Milsap & Mac Wiseman Newest Members Of HOF
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The Country Music Association announced today that Hank Cochran, Ronnie Milsap, and Mac Wiseman will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame.

Milsap will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category, while Wiseman will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category. Cochran will be inducted in the “Songwriter” category, Read more…

Tin Pan South: Night Three
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Night three of the 22nd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank continued a streak of packed clubs, incredible talent and delighted audiences.

At the sold out, smokin’ Rutledge Live Music Venue early show, Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Natalie Hemby rocked with a three-piece band backing them. According to roving reporter and Read more…