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texastenors.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  If you’re a fan of the show “America’s Got Talent” then you’re likely familiar with The Texas Tenors.

The Texas Tenors are a self-described “classical crossover trio” formed in 2009 and featuring country artist J.C. Fisher, pop vocalist Marcus Collins, and opera singer John Hagen.

The trio are set to perform tomorrow evening at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  Marcus Collins says the group has now performed more than 800 times nationwide and in several countries.

whitehouse.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Members of the Tennessee House Republican Caucus are considering a special legislative session to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex marriage.

House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin says that a special session "is on the table" to discuss a proposal that would protect ministers who choose not to perform a gay wedding.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — All of Tennessee's county clerks are ready to or are already issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, according to county staffers and gay marriage advocates.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1GMwuQ8 ) reports that all 95 counties in the state are following last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned bans on same-sex marriage. Still, some county clerks are refusing to perform those marriages.

Clerks are legally allowed to refuse to perform the marriages, but must issue the licenses.

AAA

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  AAA says it expects to rescue nearly 360,000 stranded motorists on the nation’s roadsides this holiday weekend.

The agency says its analysts predict nearly 42 million motorists will be traveling during the holiday weekend, including 844,000 Tennesseans.

AAA’s Stephanie Milani says dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts are what strand most motorists, so she encourages travelers to check those tires and batteries before heading out.

The good news is that fuel prices are not expected to rise during the Independence Day holiday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol is taking steps to try to make the Fourth of July holiday period as safe as possible.

According to a news release, the agency will use predictive analytics to allocate manpower and target areas where the likelihood of alcohol-related, serious injury or fatal crashes may occur during the holiday period.

State troopers will also conduct saturation patrols, and sobriety and seat belt checkpoints.

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