Americana is celebrated as a big musical tent, and WMOT Roots Radio will embrace that by putting up a big musical tent at AmericanaFest 2017.


The Yee-Haw Tent, with seating for 500 people and rigged for our signature quality sound and staging, will be centrally located at 6th Ave. S. and Peabody Street, just a block south of the Music City Center and an easy walk from the Americana Business Conference home at the Westin Hotel.


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Black River Entertainment, a fixture on Music Row with country and Christian hit songs and records since 2010, has plunged into roots music with its new imprint Black River Americana and the signing of husband and wife duo Carolina Story.

And a classic Nashville story it was. An industry friend tipped off Black River Executive VP Rick Froio, who invited Ben and Emily Roberts in for an audition.

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Lost Sounds with Greg Reish: Episode 36

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The List with Webb Wilder: Episode 24

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

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.

Murfreesboro, TN – The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced today 125 finalists for the 9th Annual Audie Awards, which honor excellence in audio publishing. Finalists were awarded in 27 categories that reflect the broad spectrum of creativity and innovation in spoken word entertainment.


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  The Weather Service office in Nashville says it’s not sure yet what kind of impact the remnants of Hurricane Harvey might have here in Tennessee.

Meteorologist Faith Borden says the various models used to predict mid-state weather are giving conflicting readings.

“Right now most of the models have the moisture either going south of Tennessee or North of Tennessee by this weekend, for Labor Day Weekend associated with Harvey.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Chris Young is donating $100,000 for disaster relief efforts in Texas.

Nashville-based Monarch Publicity says in a news release that Young lived in Arlington, Texas, before signing with RCA records and has family and close friends in Hurricane Harvey's path.

Young says in the statement that communities in Texas "are going to be dealing with so much damage and loss of life for a long time to come."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OSBORNE)  --  Middle Tennessee has lots of great music venues, but one of the most unique musical offerings is preparing to move to new digs.

Bluegrass Underground has made its home at the Cumberland Caverns near McMinville since its founding in 2008, but the show will soon move to The Caverns below Monteagle Mountain.

The show's Executive Producer, Todd Mayo, says the new cave is 30 to 45 minutes closer to major markets in Nashville, Chattanooga, Birmingham and Atlanta.

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