The ACM Awards have announced their hosts — plural — for this year’s awards show, and it includes the first Black woman to host the program.
On Monday, something happened at Robert’s Western World on lower Broadway that hadn’t been possible for more than two months. Two musicians walked onto a stage, guitars in hand, to play before a live audience.
What started as a creative outlet for Nashville musicians in quarantine is now becoming one of the only ways that artists can make money or connect with fans: livestreaming concerts.
For Nashville’s songwriters, social distancing has posed some unexpected challenges. Artists who typically spend their days creating music together are now trying a new approach: virtual co-writing.
Country music icon Kenny Rogers, whose hits included “Lucille,” “Lady” and “The Gambler,” died late Friday at his home in Sandy Springs, Ga., his family said in a statement. He was 81.
Listen / Belmont University and PBS are teaming up to teach students the story of Nashville’s most famous industry, with a new curriculum to go along with an upcoming eight-part documentary on country music. Developers say the lessons include some surprising subjects.
Listen / Betty and Raul Malo, lead singer of the acclaimed country music band The Mavericks, did not have the spring wedding they had hoped for. Mother Nature had other plans: Hurricane Andrew, Miami, 1992. “I was swimming through my wedding invitations,” says Betty Malo, who was speaking to poet Allison Boyd Justus as part of […]
Listen / The most commercially successful music to come out of Nashville this year mainly sounded like a male voice in a mainstream country song. But for those who listened a little more closely to the sounds of the city, there were creative country women making music off the charts while surprising scenes in other […]
Listen / It’s a January morning in 1968. There are 1,000 convicts in mess hall #2 at Folsom Prison. They’re hooting, hollering, clapping, pounding fists on metal tables. The object of their excitement is Johnny Cash. He’s onstage under the harsh fluorescent lights, standing tall behind a nicotine veil of smoke. Down in the front […]
Listen / One of Nashville’s most prolific hit-makers died Sunday. Mel Tillis spent the last year dealing with intestinal issues, according to his publicist. He died at a hospital in Ocala, Florida, at age 85.