WMOT Eclipse Party on the Upper Cumberland LIVE

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Can't make the WMOT Eclipse Party on the Upper Cumberland? Join us live from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a live video stream from Dr. Cris Corley's farm in Hartsville, TN. Music from The Whiskey Gentry and The Jake Leg Stompers.



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”

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Lost Sounds with Greg Reish: Episode 36

Aug 14, 2017

The List with Webb Wilder: Episode 24

Aug 14, 2017

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


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

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.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that there are 38 hate groups in Tennessee similar to those who sponsored the tragic events this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.


They include chapters of the Ku Klux Klan in McMinnville, Murfreesboro, Gladeville, and Hendersonville.


There’s also a White Nationalist group in Franklin, an anti-Muslim group in Nashville, a neo-Nazi group near Johnson City, along with neo-Confederate and Black Separatist groups in West Tennessee.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  One of Tennessee’s most influential business leaders is calling on the White House and Congress to move more quickly on promised pro-business reforms.

Fred Smith is the founder and CEO of Memphis based Fedex, one of Tennessee’s largest companies.

Smith yesterday co-authored an op-ed piece in the WallStreet Journal calling on Washington to simplify taxes, invest in infrastructure and expand international trade. Smith wrote the appeal in partnership with David Abney, CEO of United Parcel Service.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal data shows the number of senior citizens in Tennessee who are hospitalized due to painkillers has more than tripled over the last decade.

The Tennessean reports the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality data showed that in 2005, 467 seniors out of every 100,000 spent time in the hospital due to opioids. In 2015, the rate had increased to 1,505.

Lost Sounds with Greg Reish: Episode 36

Aug 14, 2017

The List with Webb Wilder: Episode 24

Aug 14, 2017

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


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Diane Black has named two prominent former politicians from either end of Tennessee as co-chairman for her gubernatorial bid.

Black says former state Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher will hold the leadership positions in her campaign.


FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  There are still places where you can get a taste of the quiet rural community Williamson County used to be.

One of those spots is Greer’s Country Hams just south of Franklin on Southall Road. Owner Ernie Greer learned his craft as a child.

“Two or three families would get together and kill seven or eight hogs and then process’em out. …you done everything right there at the house.”


WMOT Eclipse Party on the Upper Cumberland



  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Associated Press)  --  Eclipse viewers, many of them slathered with sunscreen, streamed into the noisy Nashville Zoo hours early to see both the eclipse and animals' weird reactions to it.

Zoo spokesman Jim Bartoo said people were camping out at the zoo entrance at 6 a.m., three hours before the gates opened and seven-and-a-half hours before totality.

Paulette Simmons of Nashville came to the zoo after a doctor's appointment, saying she decided on the location because she wanted to see how the animals reacted.

Handmade pasta? Yes, Nashville has that too!

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (MIKE OSBORNE)  --  Ryan and Danny Nicoletto are among the entrepreneurs taking advantage of Nashville’s red hot economy.

The brothers launched Nicoletto’s Pasta Company three years ago, and opened a restaurant in 2016.

Ryan handles the day to day operations at the pasta factory. To call him a pasta geek would be something of an understatement.


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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The world’s only normal breast tissue bank marked its 10th year collecting and researching healthy women’s breast tissue last week.

Another Obama-era regulation is on the Trump administration's chopping block — this one about nursing homes. The Obama administration's rule would've made it easier for nursing home residents to sue for negligence or abuse. But the Trump administration is proposing to replace that rule. And the new one could make it almost impossible for nursing home residents to get their day in court.

The list of charities and nonprofits that have canceled fundraising events at Mar-a-Lago continues to grow. At least 20 groups now have pulled out of galas that had been scheduled for President Trump's country club in Palm Beach, Fla.

In announcing the cancellations, many of the groups cited the controversy surrounding Trump's recent comments that "both sides were to blame" for the violence that occurred during a white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Va.

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