Courtesy of The Jimmy Nalls Project

Just days after the release of a long-unfinished album, a group effort meant to help ease his struggles from Parkinson’s Disease, the widely admired rock and blues guitarist Jimmy Nalls died Thursday after a fall at his home. He was 66.

Nalls, who had lived in Nashville since the mid 1980s, was famous for his role in 1970s southern rock and fusion group Sea Level. He was also a valued sideman who worked with a wide variety of major American artists, including Dr. John, Gregg Allman, T. Graham Brown and Lee Roy Parnell.

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Jun 22, 2017
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  BMI Nashville held its annual salute to Christian songwriters and publishers Tuesday night at its offices on Music Row.

 

Song of the Year went to Chris Tomlin’s recording of Tony Brown’s Good Good Father.

 

Songwriter of the Year went to Canadian Bernie Herms, known for the tunes Christ in Me, Just Be Held, and Thy Will.

 

Capitol CMG Publishing took home the Top Publisher of the Year honors for having the year's most frequently performed songs.

 

MTSU.edu

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee consumer confidence leveled off a bit in June following a dramatic rise in consumer sentiment early in the year.

The Middle Tennessee State Office of Consumer Research conducts a consumer outlook survey each quarter. A random sampling of more than 600 residents shows a slight decline in consumer confidence.

Survey director Dr. Tim Graeff says the eleven point drop does not reflect a major shift in consumer sentiment.

whitehouse.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Reactions are mixed to Monday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate portions of President Trump’s immigration ban.

Tennessee Congressional Rep. Scott DesJarlais tweeted “Huge victory for Administration and common sense national security.”  Fellow Republican Diane Black called the decision “Great news for POTUS and the American people.”

BURNS, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A group labeled as having a White Nationalist agenda is scheduled to hold its annual conference here in Middle Tennessee beginning Wednesday.

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center says the organization American Renaissance “promotes pseudo-scientific studies and research that purport to show the inferiority of blacks to whites.”

 

On its website, the group says it has filled all the available rooms at Montgomery Bell State Park in Dickson County for the three day conference.

 

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging the Tennessee Valley Authority's proposal to use a Tennessee nuclear reactor design site abandoned in the 1970s to develop new small modular reactors.

Tennessee jobless rate hits 20 year low

Jun 26, 2017
Tenn. Dept. of Labor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Department of Labor says all fourteen counties in the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area now enjoy well under 4 percent unemployment.

 

Williamson County continues to have the lowest jobless numbers, standing at 2 percent for the month of May. Davidson County just a tenth higher at 2.1 percent.

 

The statewide rate currently stands at 4 percent. That’s the lowest jobless count Tennessee has seen in 20 years.

 

Census.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WMOT)  --  A new study suggests Tennessee likely will not be impacted by an expected ruling next session from the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of partisan, political gerrymandering.

Gerrymandering occurs when a majority political party re-draws a state’s legislative boundaries to favor the party’s candidates. The boundaries are redrawn at the start of each new decade following the national census.

BOSTON (AP) — The co-founder of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is set to be sentenced in a deadly meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people, including 16 here in Tennessee.

Barry Cadden was acquitted of second-degree murder charges under federal racketeering law, but convicted on conspiracy and fraud charges. Sentencing is scheduled for Monday in federal court in Boston.

Courtesy of The Jimmy Nalls Project

Just days after the release of a long-unfinished album, a group effort meant to help ease his struggles from Parkinson’s Disease, the widely admired rock and blues guitarist Jimmy Nalls died Thursday after a fall at his home. He was 66.

Nalls, who had lived in Nashville since the mid 1980s, was famous for his role in 1970s southern rock and fusion group Sea Level. He was also a valued sideman who worked with a wide variety of major American artists, including Dr. John, Gregg Allman, T. Graham Brown and Lee Roy Parnell.

MTSU photo by Andy Heidt

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A university and medical college have created a new program to funnel doctors to rural Tennessee.

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EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The National Endowment for the Arts acknowledged this week what traditional music fans have known for some time; mid-state Buck Dancer Thomas Maupin is a national treasure.

Maupin is one of the few remaining practitioners of Buck Dancing, a style related to Irish Step Dancing. With the NEA recognition, Maupin is now listed among the 2017 National Heritage Fellowship recipients.

Interestingly, Maupin doesn't consider his Buck steps dancing, but rather a form of percussion. He see his feet as just another instrument in the band.

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MTSU.edu

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee consumer confidence leveled off a bit in June following a dramatic rise in consumer sentiment early in the year.

The Middle Tennessee State Office of Consumer Research conducts a consumer outlook survey each quarter. A random sampling of more than 600 residents shows a slight decline in consumer confidence.

Survey director Dr. Tim Graeff says the eleven point drop does not reflect a major shift in consumer sentiment.

whitehouse.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Reactions are mixed to Monday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate portions of President Trump’s immigration ban.

Tennessee Congressional Rep. Scott DesJarlais tweeted “Huge victory for Administration and common sense national security.”  Fellow Republican Diane Black called the decision “Great news for POTUS and the American people.”

BURNS, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A group labeled as having a White Nationalist agenda is scheduled to hold its annual conference here in Middle Tennessee beginning Wednesday.

 

The Southern Poverty Law Center says the organization American Renaissance “promotes pseudo-scientific studies and research that purport to show the inferiority of blacks to whites.”

 

On its website, the group says it has filled all the available rooms at Montgomery Bell State Park in Dickson County for the three day conference.

 

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MTSU Jazz Network plays jazz 24-hours a day on WMOT HD 2 and 92.3 FM Murfreesboro. In the comin weeks 104.9 FM Brentwood will join the Network.

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Jazz is here to stay. WMOT HD 2 and 92.3 FM Murfreesboro are now playing the MTSU Jazz Network 24-hours a day. In the coming weeks 104.9 FM Brentwood will join the network.

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The newly elected South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, will arrive at the White House Thursday for his first meeting with President Trump, which will center on a pressing problem that vexes both countries: North Korea.

The Trump administration calls North Korea's growing weapons capabilities its top foreign policy priority — and will try to make more headway on the issue with its partner, South Korea, which relies on some 28,000 U.S. troops for defense.

Most Americans - 59 percent — think everything possible should be done to make it easy for citizens to vote. Almost 80 percent say they oppose making voting mandatory. These are the results of a new survey from the Pew Research Center, which comes as partisan disputes over voting requirements continue in courts and legislatures across the country.

Six former officials who oversaw the notorious Hillsborough Stadium disaster of 1989 — when nearly 100 fans were crushed to death — and its aftermath will face charges that range from manslaughter to official misconduct and obstructing justice, British prosecutors said Wednesday.

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