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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…

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…

Win A ’Fast Access Pass‘ For Tin Pan South!
Jason Isbell and Darrell Scott at last year's Tin Pan South. Photo by Brad Lykken.

In 1992, a handful of songwriters and the staff at NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International) produced the first Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. There is no where on earth where you can find such an amazing concentration of hit songwriters. Songs that shaped our lives, performed by the people who wrote the songs. The 22nd Read more…

Opinion: Tired Of Pickup Truck And Dirt Road Songs? Listen To The Girls.
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Country music has taken a lot of heat as of late about the lack of substance and the abundance of dirt roads, tight jeans, cold beer and pick-up trucks. Well Nashville.com contributer and country hit-maker Gary Hannan may have hit the nail on the head . . . “listen to the girls.” Hannan reflects on Read more…

A Valentine's Day Must: Irene Kelley At The Station Inn
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Spend Valentine’s Day at the Station Inn on Fri., February 14th with veteran Nashville songwriter Irene Kelley, as she celebrates the release of her new collection of original songs, Pennsylvania Coal. This is her first release in more than 10 years. Music will begin at 9 PM and feature many of the guests from the Read more…

Swon Brothers Sign Publishing Deal
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Arista Nashville recording duo, The Swon Brothers, have signed with Sony ATV Music Publishing Nashville. The two brothers have been writing songs since they were in grade school and now they are looking forward to joining the ranks of the many legendary tunesmiths who have been associated with their new publishing home. “We are Read more…

Matt And Mandy Moody: A Feast For The Ears And Eyes
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Matt Moody moved to Nashville almost ten years ago from Lawrence Kansas with his wife Mandy Peitz Moody. He met local producer, Jeremy Ferguson owner of Battle Tapes Studio, and soon began recording what would be his band HANDS DOWN EUGENE’S debut record MADISON, which won best local record in the Read more…

Musicians Hall Of Fame Inducts Twelve
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Twelve new inductees to the Musicians Hall of Fame were announced in Nashville today. The 2014 Induction Ceremony will be held at the 10,000-­‐seat arena of Nashville’s Historic Municipal Auditorium on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. After a 3-­‐year absence, this will be the first award show held at the Historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium, the new Read more…

Hit Maker Rodney Clawson Signs New Deal
Pictured: Front row, L to R: Counsel for Big Loud Shirt Derek Crownover, Business Manager Kella Stephenson, Big Loud Shirt Creative Director Matt Turner, Counsel for Big Loud Shirt Austen Adams
Back row, L to R: Counsel for Rodney Clawson Jess Rosen, Rodney Clawson, Big Loud Shirt’s Owner Craig Wiseman and VP Seth England

Pictured: Front row, L to R: Counsel for Big Loud Shirt Derek Crownover, Business Manager Kella Stephenson, Big Loud Shirt Creative Director Matt Turner, Counsel for Big Loud Shirt Austen AdamsBack row, L to R: Counsel for Rodney Clawson Jess Rosen, Rodney Clawson, Big Loud Shirt’s Owner Craig Wiseman and VP Seth England

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Scotty Emerick Is A “Million-Air”
BMI’s Sr. Director of Writer/Publisher Relations Mark Mason; BMI’s Director of Writer/Publisher Relations David Preston; Scotty Emerick; and BMI’s Assistant Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Clay Bradley.
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BMI’s Sr. Director of Writer/Publisher Relations Mark Mason; BMI’s Director of Writer/Publisher Relations David Preston; Scotty Emerick; and BMI’s Assistant Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Clay Bradley.Photo by Drew Maynard

BMI honored Country songwriter Scotty Emerick with several BMI “Million-Air” Awards recently in Nashville. BMI’s Mark Mason, David Preston and Clay Bradley presented the long-time Read more…