Allison Moorer and Shelby Lynne talk or text every day. What these sisters haven’t been able to do over the years as much as they want is record together. It’s something their fans have wanted to hear as well.

For Childers, 'Purgatory' A Fine Place To Be

Aug 14, 2017

 

Few if any albums this year from a new artist have arrived with more impact than Purgatory by Tyler Childers. The debut, produced by Sturgill Simpson, shot to number one on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and reached #6 for albums overall in the week since its August 4 release.

 

The album is described as a song cycle that takes an unsentimental look at “the people, landmarks and legendary moments from Childers’ childhood home in Lawrence County, KY”

Remembering Glen Campbell on The String

Aug 10, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- The music world is mourning the passing of Glen Campbell at age 81. He was a masterful guitarist and a remarkable interpreter of songs who blended country and pop as artfully as anyone has done. At the same time, this country boy from Delight, AR naturally had the ease and the boyish charm to build a worldwide fan base as a singer, actor and TV host.

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Lost Sounds with Greg Reish: Episode 36

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The List with Webb Wilder: Episode 24

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This week's chart from the Americana Music Association hosted by the last of the full grown men, Webb Wilder.

TIRRC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Some 8,000 plus undocumented Tennessee residents and their families are holding their collective breath as they await the Trump Administration’s decision on DACA.

The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program was initiated by former President Obama. It extends certain rights, including temporary freedom from deportation, to undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Republican senator says Donald Trump has not yet shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed.

Bob Corker of Tennessee, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, called for "radical changes" in how the Trump White House operates. He spoke Thursday to local reporters in Chattanooga.

His comments come two days after Trump declared at a news conference that white supremacists don't bear all the blame for the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Democratic congressman from Tennessee says he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump following his comments on the white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent.

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis said Thursday that the Republican president's statements about the clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, show he should be removed from office.

 

 

Allison Moorer and Shelby Lynne talk or text every day. What these sisters haven’t been able to do over the years as much as they want is record together. It’s something their fans have wanted to hear as well.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal lawsuit claims a Tennessee sheriff and judge violated inmates' constitutional rights by reducing their jail time if they underwent birth control procedures.

Mike Donovan, whose group Nexus Services Inc. is funding the lawsuit, said during a news conference Thursday that White County, Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, Deputy Donna Daniels and Judge Sam Benningfield pushed a policy that amounts to eugenics.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  The state is out this week with more positive economic news.

For example, the number of Tennesseans launching new businesses has now risen for 22 consecutive quarters. University of Tennessee economist William Fox notes that and other healthy numbers in the latest Tennessee Quarterly Business and Economic Indicator’s report.

Fox told reporters this week that year-over-year new business filings are up nearly seven percent, sales tax revenue is up well over six percent, an unemployment is the lowest the state’s ever recorded at 3.6 percent.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Middle Tennessee’s non-profit organizations will keep a wary eye on Congress as lawmakers take up tax reform in September.

A business friendly overhaul of the nation’s convoluted tax code has been on the Republican wish list for years. But after GOP infighting derailed the party’s Obamacare repeal effort, it’s not clear Republicans can reach consensus on the tax issue either.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Wednesday called it an "act of terror" for a car to be driven into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Virginia, but the Tennessee Republican declined to weigh in on President Donald Trump's comments blaming both white supremacists and counter-protesters for violent clashes.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied the state's bid to appeal a ruling that permits attorneys for former Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams to seek social media communications from witnesses for their upcoming rape trials.

This ruling enables lawyers to pursue those communications by issuing subpoenas to witnesses, including the woman who says Johnson and Williams raped her on November 2014.

Much at stake for Tenn. in Trump NAFTA renegotiation

Aug 17, 2017
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A mid-state researcher says Tennessee has a lot at stake as President Donald Trump begins re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement today.

Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw the United States from NAFTA and similar trade agreements if other nations are unwilling to renegotiate to terms he likes.

Middle Tennessee State Global Commerce specialist Dr. Steve Livingston warns that Tennessee is deeply connected to trade partners stretching from Canada, through the U.S. and into South America.

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TIRRC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Some 8,000 plus undocumented Tennessee residents and their families are holding their collective breath as they await the Trump Administration’s decision on DACA.

The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program was initiated by former President Obama. It extends certain rights, including temporary freedom from deportation, to undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children.

senate.gov

WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Republican senator says Donald Trump has not yet shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed.

Bob Corker of Tennessee, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee, called for "radical changes" in how the Trump White House operates. He spoke Thursday to local reporters in Chattanooga.

His comments come two days after Trump declared at a news conference that white supremacists don't bear all the blame for the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

House.gov

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Democratic congressman from Tennessee says he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump following his comments on the white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent.

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis said Thursday that the Republican president's statements about the clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, show he should be removed from office.

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