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.

 

Tropical storm will reach Tennessee late this week

Jun 20, 2017
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Summer officially gets underway Tuesday evening  and the new season could start with a bang for Middle Tennessee residents.

A tropical storm moves out of the Gulf and into Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana beginning Tuesday. Forecasters say some coastal communities could see as much as 15 inches of rain from the system.

Scott Unger with the National Weather Service office in Nashville says that rain will push into the mid-state late this week.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (MARSHALL) --  Nashville enjoyed some beautiful weather on Saturday, but even though there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, thousands experienced “Thunder on the Cumberland.”

“Thunder” is an annual formula one boat racing festival that took place on the river downtown this past weekend. Tomcats Hospitality produced the event with support from sponsors like Toyota.

Tomcats CEO Tom Morales described the racing event for WMOT from a spectator tent near 1st Avenue.

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WASHINGTON, DC  (AP/WMOT)  --  Tennessee Republican Rep. Diane Black is in the hot seat as the GOP struggles to pass 12 appropriations bills for the coming fiscal year.

Black chairs the influential House Budget Committee and is working to balance the competing interests of her fellow Republicans.

President Trump wants to increase defense spending by 10 percent, but some defense hawks want to spend even more.

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  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Nashville attorney says stepped up enforcement by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency is damaging the trust between immigrants and Middle Tennessee law enforcement.

 

Back on June 8 ICE agents arrested a Honduran national at the Davidson County Courthouse. That and other recent ICE operations prompted Nashville Mayor Megan Barry to write a scathing letter to the agency complaining that ICE is undermining Metro PD’s efforts to win the trust of the city’s immigrant community.

 

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  There's still more trouble for the Franklin based health care giant Community Health Systems. CHS is one of the nation’s largest for-profit hospital operators with 146 hospitals in 21 states.

 

On Monday, a Spokane, Washington, based foundation filed a lawsuit against CHS alleging breach of contract. Empire Health says CHS has failed to provide the level of indigent patient care promised when it bought two Spokane area hospitals in 2008.

 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card compiled by Vanderbilt University is out this week and provides some good news.

Report author Dr. Derek Griffith says men living in Tennessee tend to be less healthy than their counterparts in other states. For example, average male life expectancy in Tennessee is about two years less than the national average.

But Dr. Griffth says this week’s report does reveal at least one positive trend.

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  SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the capture of two escaped Georgia inmates accused of killing two guards on a prison bus (all times local):

8:05 a.m.

A Georgia sheriff says it's too early to tell when two inmates accused in the killings of two guards on a prison bus will be returned to the state after their capture in Tennessee.

Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were caught Thursday in the rural community of Christiana, Tennessee, ending a multi-state manhunt that began Tuesday morning.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Army Veteran Matthew Lange is participating in a unique mid-state therapy program that has the vets riding and caring for horses.

On Wednesday morning, a couple of horse science students at Middle Tennessee State University put Lange and a horse named Floyd through a series of exercises at the school's Horse Science Center in Murfreesboro.

Lange is learning what it takes to control the horse. He’s also learning to control the sense of panic he struggles with following a couple of deployments to Iraq.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a toddler who was shot in the head while riding in a car with her mother and brothers has died.

Memphis police spokesman Louis Brownlee said Wednesday that 2-year-old Laylah Washington has died after she was shot Sunday night.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was convicted of planning an attack on a New York mosque has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison.

WTVC-TV in Chattanooga reports that a judge sentenced 65-year-old Robert Doggart of Signal Mountain to 235 months on Wednesday.

He was convicted in February of solicitation to commit a civil rights violation and solicitation to commit arson of a building. A judge threw out two other guilty verdicts for threats in interstate commerce.

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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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  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 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.

Monday

Midnight to 4 a.m. Jazz with Greg Bridges

4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Jazz with Clifford Brown, Jr.

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Full Moon Hacksaw

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. In Studio with Greg Lee

9 a.m. to Noon Jazz with Lee Thomas

Noon to 4 p.m. Jazz with Greg Bridges

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jazz with Clifford Brown, Jr.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Full Moon Hacksaw

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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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