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.

Glen Campbell, superstar entertainer of 1960s and '70s, dies

Aug 8, 2017
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glen Campbell, the affable superstar singer of "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman" whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 81.

Campbell's family said the singer died Tuesday morning in Nashville and publicist Sandy Brokaw confirmed the news. No cause was immediately given. Campbell announced in June 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and that it was in its early stages at that time.

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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.

Murfreesboro, TN – Singer/songwriter Julia Rich, who has just released a new single, updates listeners on her career and talks about the upcoming jazz festival.

Murfreesboro, TN – Vibraphonist Stefon Harris talks about working with the greats and his new CD "Evolution."

Murfreesboro, TN – New York pianist Bill Charlap's new CD rethinks the Broadway tunes of classical composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein. Charlap's piano lines move easily the bounce of "Cool," the Cuban cadences of "America," and the brush-stroked "Glitter to Be Gay." His solo on "Somewhere" links Bernstein's intersection of the classics, American popular song, and jazz.

Murfreesboro, TN – This amazing local songstress is performing a string of local dates, plans to release a new album soon, and recently changed her address.

Tullahoma, TN – America's involvement in Iraq seems to highlight the point that, sadly, war is often accompanied by "war crimes." That fact is also illustrated in a new book by local historian Dr. Michael Bradley. But, as Shawn Jacobs reports, the "when" and "where" of these events may surprise you.

Murfreesboro, TN – The new 21-thousand square foot, four million dollar home of MTSU's Honors College opened recently.

Murfreesboro, TN – Jazz Pianist Mark Levine recently stopped in Nashville to conduct a workshop and jam.

Murfreesboro, TN – Students and faculty recognized Sexual Assualt Awareness Week, April 11-17.

Nashville, TN – A new slogan for Tennessee's department of tourism.

Murfreesboro, TN – Nashville joins seven other American cities chosen by the United Nation's Better World Campaign.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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