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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…

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…