Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas.

But he's taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans to purchase.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Urban's boundary-pushing album "Ripcord" has spawned several top country singles and led him to pick up seven nominations including entertainer of the year and album of the year at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.

Lady Antebellum announced the nominations Thursday on "CBS This Morning" for the awards show, which will be held April in Las Vegas and aired live on CBS. Urban is also nominated for male vocalist of the year, single record of the year and song of the year.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Minute by minute coverage of Sunday night's 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (all times local):

Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers

2 hours ago
ericchurch.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas.

But he's taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans to purchase.

Tennessee Capitol protests lead to call for more security

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Protests around the state Capitol in Nashville have some Republicans calling for a crackdown on demonstrators and for resurrecting more stringent security requirements for entering the legislative office complex.

Democrats are pushing back against those calls, arguing that access to legislators shouldn't be curtailed only because many of the protesters oppose the policies of Republican President Donald Trump on issues including immigration, race, abortion and LGBT rights.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee Congressional Rep. Jim Cooper has again this year filed a bill he believes would end the practice of gerrymandering.

The phrase refers to lawmakers creating congressional districts that include a majority of voters from their party, all but guaranteeing they’ll retain control of those congressional seats.

Cooper has been introducing the same bill for years, but it isn’t likely to fare any better this legislative season than in past sessions.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a Tennessee man of planning to attack a mosque in New York.

Media outlets report that 65-year-old Robert Doggart was found guilty Thursday of solicitation to commit a civil rights violation, solicitation to commit arson of a building, and making a threat in interstate commerce.

The jury told U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier that it was deadlocked Wednesday. Collier didn't declare a mistrial and told jurors to return Thursday for more deliberations.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's district attorney says state agents will investigate all future fatal police shootings in Davidson County after authorities said a white police officer there fatally shot an armed African-American man in the back.

The decision by DA Glenn Funk is a reversal of policy. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the FBI are investigating the death of 31-year-old Jocques Scott Clemmons, who was shot in the back and killed on Friday after a traffic stop.

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 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican legislative leaders are suggesting stricter security to enter the Capitol complex after a few dozen protesters interrupted a news conference about transgender bathroom access.

On Thursday, Senate Speaker Randy McNally told reporters that the House and Senate are considering requiring people to show ID and get a name tag to enter the facility, similar to a requirement lifted last year.

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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak's predictions about the collapse of Obamacare in Tennessee have turned out to be prophetic. 

 

Following the withdrawal of Blue Cross Blue Shield from the Tennessee market last year, McPeak announced that the ACA was "on the verge of collapse." 

 

The Tennessean reported Thursday that Humana has now also announced that it will drop out of the insurance exchange, leaving its 79,000 Tennessee customers without policies next year.

 

 WASHINGTON, DC. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has asked President Donald Trump to move quickly to answer questions about Russian influence at the White House.

 

Corker is the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and says the nature of the relationship between Trump's associates and Russian officials  is “the big elephant in the room.”

 

The Chattanooga Times Free Press says Corker’s comments come on the heels of the resignation of Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

 

acmcountry.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Keith Urban's boundary-pushing album "Ripcord" has spawned several top country singles and led him to pick up seven nominations including entertainer of the year and album of the year at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.

Lady Antebellum announced the nominations Thursday on "CBS This Morning" for the awards show, which will be held April in Las Vegas and aired live on CBS. Urban is also nominated for male vocalist of the year, single record of the year and song of the year.

Lovell Campaign

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker says he resigned at the urging of Republican leadership after being accused of sexual misconduct at a legislative event.

Former Rep. Mark Lovell, who represented suburban Shelby County, tells WATN-TV in Memphis that GOP leaders were worried that the party could be dragged through the mud by an investigation into his actions regardless of whether he was guilty.

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Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers

2 hours ago
ericchurch.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas.

But he's taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans to purchase.

Tennessee Capitol protests lead to call for more security

2 hours ago
capitol.tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Protests around the state Capitol in Nashville have some Republicans calling for a crackdown on demonstrators and for resurrecting more stringent security requirements for entering the legislative office complex.

Democrats are pushing back against those calls, arguing that access to legislators shouldn't be curtailed only because many of the protesters oppose the policies of Republican President Donald Trump on issues including immigration, race, abortion and LGBT rights.

house.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee Congressional Rep. Jim Cooper has again this year filed a bill he believes would end the practice of gerrymandering.

The phrase refers to lawmakers creating congressional districts that include a majority of voters from their party, all but guaranteeing they’ll retain control of those congressional seats.

Cooper has been introducing the same bill for years, but it isn’t likely to fare any better this legislative season than in past sessions.

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