Luke Bryan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Luke Bryan took care of a heckler without skipping a beat during a concert this week by taking a swing at the man from the stage with his microphone still in hand.

Bryan was performing his single "Move" at the Charlie Daniels' all-star Volunteer Jam in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday when the outburst occurred. Fan video shows Bryan shouting, "Come on!" before stepping forward and slapping the man with his fingers while still holding onto the mic.

90 Second Spin: Mountain Voodoo from Balsam Range

Nov 23, 2016
Balsam Range

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CRAIG HAVIGHURST)  --  Western North Carolina is once again the nation’s hot spot for top-flight bluegrass bands and nobody from the region is getting more attention or praise these days than Smoky Mountain quintet Balsam Range. They released their sixth album Mountain Voodoo on November 11.

Buddy Melton is the band’s prize-winning and beloved tenor vocalist. Caleb Smith is one of the young stars of bluegrass guitar and an impressive singer too. On the new album, they team up on “Blue Collar Dreams,” a classic feeling duet.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (RHIANNON GILBERT) -- The songs of country legend Dolly Parton are inspiring a project at MTSU’s School of Music, but the sound is not at all what you might expect.

“Inspirations from Tennessee,” a 7-track CD of chamber music commissioned by MTSU music faculty and graduates, is set to release in January 2017. Simply called “The Dolly Project,” it aims to unite different art forms and histories of Tennessee through self-expression in music.

Death toll from Tennessee wildfires increases to 11

Dec 2, 2016

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Crews discovered the remains of more people as they searched the rubble of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains, bringing the death toll to 11, officials said Thursday.

Authorities set up a hotline for people to report missing friends and relatives, and after following up on dozens of leads, they said many of those people had been accounted for. They did not say whether they believe anyone else is still missing or may have died.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce is launching a program to encourage more workers to gain high school equivalency degrees.

The chamber says more than 300,000 people currently working in Tennessee have not completed their high school education. The trade association is partnering with GEDWorks to provide access to advisers, online study materials, practice tests and connections to local adult education programs.

tnema.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says two more deaths have been confirmed, for a total of four, in severe storms that hit the southeastern part of the state.

TEMA said in a statement Thursday night that two deaths were in Polk County and two were in Meigs County. It says 11 people were injured in McMinn County and one in Hamilton County.

At least five tornadoes have been confirmed in Polk, McMinn, Marion and Coffee counties. Crews are still assessing damage in those and other counties, where more than two dozen homes were damaged.

Luke Bryan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Luke Bryan took care of a heckler without skipping a beat during a concert this week by taking a swing at the man from the stage with his microphone still in hand.

Bryan was performing his single "Move" at the Charlie Daniels' all-star Volunteer Jam in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday when the outburst occurred. Fan video shows Bryan shouting, "Come on!" before stepping forward and slapping the man with his fingers while still holding onto the mic.

Death toll from Tennessee wildfires increases to 10

Nov 30, 2016

 

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Crews discovered the remains of three more people as they searched the rubble of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains, bringing the death toll to 10, officials said Thursday.

Authorities set up a hotline for people to report missing friends and relatives, and after following up on dozens of leads, they said many of those people had been accounted for. They did not say whether they believe anyone else is still missing or may have died.

ROSALIE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been killed as a line of storms and possible tornadoes moved across northern Alabama overnight.

Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen tells The Associated Press the three killed were all in a mobile in Rosalie in northeast Alabama. Another person in the home was critically injured.

Harnen also said early Wednesday that there have been a number of other injuries and estimated that 16 to 20 structures in Jackson County have been destroyed.

campbell.army.mil

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Two Fort Campbell soldiers have been charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the disappearance of another soldier.

The Army post announced the military charges Tuesday against Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray and Spc. Charles Robinson and said both are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division.

The Army said they are charged in the disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine of the 101st and are confined, pending a preliminary hearing.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning across the South (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

A Tennessee mayor says three people have died in the wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains.

Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said Tuesday afternoon that he didn't have any details on the deaths. The mayor says authorities are going door-to-door to make sure everyone is safe. About a dozen people have been injured.

tnlottery.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Lottery officials say 20 co-workers at a metal manufacturing plant will split a Powerball jackpot of nearly $421 million. 

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in McMinn County say a teenage girl has been fatally shot after the gun her younger brother was unloading discharged.

Local news outlets report that McCinn County Sheriff Joe Guy said the 17-year-old girl was struck Saturday by a single round from the rifle her 13-year-old brother was handling inside the family's home near Niota.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Guy says the sheriff's office is still investigating, but the incident appears to be an accident.

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Death toll from Tennessee wildfires increases to 11

Dec 2, 2016

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Crews discovered the remains of more people as they searched the rubble of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains, bringing the death toll to 11, officials said Thursday.

Authorities set up a hotline for people to report missing friends and relatives, and after following up on dozens of leads, they said many of those people had been accounted for. They did not say whether they believe anyone else is still missing or may have died.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce is launching a program to encourage more workers to gain high school equivalency degrees.

The chamber says more than 300,000 people currently working in Tennessee have not completed their high school education. The trade association is partnering with GEDWorks to provide access to advisers, online study materials, practice tests and connections to local adult education programs.

tnema.org

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says two more deaths have been confirmed, for a total of four, in severe storms that hit the southeastern part of the state.

TEMA said in a statement Thursday night that two deaths were in Polk County and two were in Meigs County. It says 11 people were injured in McMinn County and one in Hamilton County.

At least five tornadoes have been confirmed in Polk, McMinn, Marion and Coffee counties. Crews are still assessing damage in those and other counties, where more than two dozen homes were damaged.

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