Nashville’s country music festival, CMA Fest, is canceled once again this year. The Country Music Association announced the pandemic poses too many obstacles to host the event, which usually brings more than 80,000 people to the city each day.
As the city approaches its annual budget talks, the city’s leading arts funding agency is asking for more than their usual allotment.
Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria oozes of Black culture. And it will soon bring that feel — along with Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack — as the first Black businesses on Nashville’s famous Lower Broadway.
For many people working in Nashville’s live music industry, job prospects dried up in March — and 10 months into the pandemic, circumstances haven’t improved much.
Not much is known about hummingbirds that spend the cold-weather months in the United States, rather than commute further south. In Tennessee, in particular, winter bird sightings have been especially rare — until now.
The National Museum of African American Music has operated for years as a “museum without walls.” Now they have finally opened their doors to the public, with a focus on hands-on experiences that tell the story of Black music.
WPLN News has hired Paige Pfleger as the newsroom’s first Arts, Culture & Music Reporter, five weeks after parent company Nashville Public Radio launched its new music discovery station 91.ONE, WNXP.
On special occasions as a child, Amber Curry recalls her grandmother transforming her hair into Shirley Temple curls that tightly hugged her head. She felt like a queen.
This fall, the bluegrass supergroup Sister Sadie became the first all-female band ever to win the top prize at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards.
Charley Pride was a symbol, ancestor and influence. But the country singer was also a master interpreter of song, his warm baritone attuned to deep emotion.