A fiddle found in a bombed music store in Frankfurt, Germany, during World War II has made its way to Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. When soldiers found the fiddle, they sent it to country music star Roy Acuff, whose music they listened to during their service.
Lower Broadway has not historically been an inviting place for the city’s Black musicians. But there are efforts underway to change that.
Many of Nashville’s large events — like Americana Fest and the Music City Bowl — received funding from the Nashville’s Events Marketing Fund on Thursday. But other than CMA Fest, they’re getting less than the usual allotment.
A new work by a local composer could mark the introduction of a new way for composers to control their work.
Fourteen concerts drawing 60,000 a night. That’s the pitch a local nonprofit is making to aid the city’s recovery from the COVID pandemic.
Nashville is used to being a music industry leader, but when it comes to reinvigorating a live music scene hit hard by the pandemic, there’s no strategic plan in place. That’s forcing venues and musicians to make tough decisions.
The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers have spent more than a century making a name for themselves as a talented music group. So, it wasn’t a surprise when they won their first Grammy award in March.
The music festival dropped its 2021 lineup Wednesday, and it turns out, Lizzo will be center stage after all. The R&B phenomenon was named the first female headliner of Bonnaroo last year, before the pandemic brought things to a full stop.
The pandemic is the latest reason the long-awaited National Museum of African American Music is delaying its opening in downtown Nashville. But in the meantime, the museum has been working on a shareable curriculum that is suddenly arriving at just the right time.
Last year, a Curious Nashville reader noticed an unusual sign on the side of the road. Like many of the most intriguing questions we receive, answering it demanded a visit to the site. WPLN News contributor Tasha Lemley took up the search.