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1. Who will own country music's biggest night?
- Friday, October 31, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - When Dierks Bentley readied the release of his seventh album earlier this year, he led with the single "Bourbon in Kentucky."
But he quickly had to switch up his plans.
"I had to pull it because it was too heavy, too dark," he said in a recent interview. "It wasn't working in the radio world."
2. Miranda Lambert vs. the men at 2014 CMAs
- Friday, October 31, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - In one corner you've got the starring members of the country boys' club: The veteran George Strait; the Australian guitar player who rocks the shaggy bangs, Keith Urban; the best-selling party boy Luke Bryan; and the funny, tall guy, Blake Shelton.
3. Food + Wine more than another festival
- Friday, September 05, 2014
A wallop of good food and music can leave a mark. It’s why a year later, I can still conjure that trickle of butter on my chin from a bite of Chef John Besh’s crab and caviar toast at the inaugural Music City Food + Wine festival.
4. Want to see a free concert? Here’s the deal
- Friday, May 30, 2014
CMA week is a free for all – well, some of it is anyway. Any concert, event or activity held at an outdoor space during the 2014 CMA Music Festival is free and open to the public.
The marquee events, nightly concerts scheduled for June 5-8 at LP Field, have been sold out for months, so don’t expect to see Tim McGraw or Keith Urban performing in the park, but the festival prides itself on offering up well-known acts, old favorites and rising stars along with the superstars.
5. Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards
- Friday, April 04, 2014
George Strait won his second entertainer of the year — 25 years after he won his first — and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone.
6. LL Cool J, Chris O'Donnell to host Academy of Country Music special
- Friday, March 28, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - LL Cool J is adding more hosting duties to his resume.
The rapper, actor and Grammy Awards host will co-host the Academy of Country Music's annual television special with "NCIS: Los Angeles" co-star Chris O'Donnell.
7. Lambert, McGraw lead ACM nominations with 7 each
- Friday, January 24, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw are the top nominees for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
Lambert and McGraw are up for seven awards apiece at the April 6 awards show. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning in a series of videos via social media.
8. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for Nov. 2013
- Friday, December 13, 2013
Top November 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
9. Ron White to host CMT's artist of year special
- Friday, November 15, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Comedian Ron White will host CMT's celebration of 2013's top country music stars, making this year's show something of a boys club.
10. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for Oct. 2013
- Friday, November 15, 2013
Top October 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
11. CMA Awards, fellow stars salute George Strait
- Friday, November 01, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — The entertainer of the year trophy at the Country Music Association Awards is one of the most coveted honors in the genre, but sometimes it's OK to lose — like, say, when George Strait is a nominee.
12. Songwriter Dean Dillon honored as BMI Icon
- Friday, November 01, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Songwriter Dean Dillon penned hits for George Strait, George Jones, Kenny Chesney and more in his prolific career in Nashville and several of those artists honored him as the newest BMI Icon at Tuesday's BMI Country Awards.
13. Swift, Aldean among CMA Awards performers
- Friday, October 04, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and most of the major nominees have signed on to perform at the Country Music Association Awards next month.
14. Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves lead CMA nominees
- Friday, September 06, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Kacey Musgraves knew the Country Music Association Awards nominations were Tuesday morning, but as a newcomer saw no reason to set her alarm and get up. Then her roommate started shouting.
15. Expect the unexpected at CMT Music Awards
- Friday, May 31, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Country music has been good to the rapper Nelly, and he's back in Music City because of it.
Nelly will perform the crossover hit "Cruise" with country duo Florida Georgia Line during the CMT Music Awards. The imaginary, but once impenetrable, lines between American music genres are blurring more each day, and Nelly's happy to serve as an eraser.
16. Personal stories lead to personal charities for some respected stars
- Friday, May 24, 2013
Dolly Parton, country singer/songwriter and movie star – Dolly grew up without much, so she wanted poor kids in and around her hometown in East Tennessee to have access to books. So she started buying them. Today, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has provided almost 40 million books in more than 1,600 communities in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.
17. Music City, Memphis put sick kids first
- Friday, May 24, 2013
For decades, country music and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have shared a special relationship that now includes title sponsorship of Nashville’s annual Country Music Marathon.
18. Tim McGraw recasts ACM's TV special, airing Sunday
- Friday, May 17, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — When the producers of the Academy of Country Music's annual television special approached Tim McGraw about the 2013 edition, the country music star immediately flashed on the program's format.
19. Curb Records sues Tim McGraw in federal court
- Friday, April 26, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Curb Records is suing Tim McGraw. Again.
The Nashville-based label has filed a lawsuit against the country music star and Big Machine Records in federal court, alleging copyright infringement and breach of contract.
20. Tennessee court refuses to hear appeal in McGraw case
- Friday, February 15, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has put an end to Curb Records' fight to keep Tim McGraw off another label — two weeks after he released his new album with Big Machine Records.
21. McGraw hits the road with 'Two Lanes of Freedom'
- Friday, February 01, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tim McGraw is free. The country star has moved on from a troubling label, quit drinking and grown up a bit, and all that has given McGraw a new energy he says you can hear on his latest album, "Two Lanes of Freedom."
22. Country star McGraw focus of ACM concert special
- Friday, January 18, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tim McGraw will be the focus of this year's Academy of Country Music concert special.
"ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night" will be recorded April 8, the night after this year's ACM Awards.
23. Billboard honors Lady Antebellum for 1st tour
- Friday, November 09, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — When they first hit the road as an opening act the members of Lady Antebellum rarely wasted their downtime, quizzing stars like Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban and their crews on the intricacies of a successful arena tour.
24. Blake Shelton pulls off surprise win at CMAs
- Friday, November 02, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Winning the Country Music Association Awards' entertainer of the year is a top honor and always counted as a career high point. But for Blake Shelton it wasn't even the most memorable moment of an amazing Thursday night.25. New faces at CMAs mark change in country music - Friday, October 26, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — There's a sea change going on in Music City and the Country Music Association Awards are right in the middle of it.
When country music's biggest stars take the stage Thursday night, you'll see many of your favorites from the last 10 years. But increasingly, new faces are dominating the genre as country's fan base shifts to a younger-skewing audience.26. McGraw sets Feb. release for 1st post-Curb album - Friday, October 26, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tim McGraw has announced a Feb. 5 release date for his first album since leaving Curb Records.
"Two Lanes of Freedom" is McGraw's first release since a judge granted him the right to record for Big Machine Records. The Louisiana native had been under contract with Curb for nearly two decades.27. Where are you now? - Friday, October 05, 2012
After scoring a degree in biology in the mid ‘80s, Jimmy Harnen, to the delight of his parents, was heading to dental or medical school.
But first, Harnen decided to throw a Hail Mary pass.28. Music museum options expanding - Friday, August 10, 2012
Nashville’s major music museums are in various stages of development: one will reopen this year, one is expanding, another is slowly progressing, and the last is on the back burner.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
After surviving a couple of blows to its existence, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum (MHFM) is set to re-open this year in its new home at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on Fourth Avenue North.29. Top residential sales for May 2012 - Friday, June 15, 2012
Top residential sales for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.30. Kenny Chesney, Jonathan Demme team for livestream - Friday, June 08, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - And now for something a little bit different: Kenny Chesney and Jonathan Demme are working together.31. Nashville airport promotes city's music scene - Friday, June 08, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - As the Nashville International Airport celebrates its 75th birthday, it's also celebrating the city's best known product: music.
While McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas has its slot machines, Nashville International salutes guitars, honky-tonks and singers.32. McGraw to give 25 homes to members of military - Friday, May 18, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tim McGraw will be saluting veterans in a big way while on tour this summer.
The country music superstar is giving away 25 mortgage-free houses - one for each stop on his upcoming "Brothers of the Sun" tour with Kenny Chesney - to wounded or needy service members.33. Tim McGraw looks to rev up career with Big Machine - Friday, May 18, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tim McGraw has chosen a new record label run by an old friend.
The country music superstar has signed a multi-album deal with Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records, officially ending his acrimonious relationship with his only previous label, Curb Records.34. Hit song carries Eli Young Band to ACMs, beyond - Friday, March 23, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Count the guys in Rascal Flatts among the fans of "Crazy Girl," the song that took the Eli Young Band to the top of the country songs chart and earned the Texas quartet three nominations at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday.35. Country stars stampede to studio to help Richie - Friday, March 23, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Kenny Chesney was so excited about the idea of working with Lionel Richie that he drunk-dialed the pop legend to suggest a song. Darius Rucker tossed aside a lyric sheet in the studio, saying he'd been preparing for the moment his entire life. And so many people were clamoring to get on the project that stars like Keith Urban and Brad Paisley didn't even make the cut - this time.36. Chesney, Aldean, McGraw to perform at ACM Awards - Friday, March 02, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Toby Keith are among the stars who will perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards next month.37. McGraw's 'Emotional Traffic' finally hits streets - Friday, January 27, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tim McGraw's long-delayed album "Emotional Traffic" has the attention of Music Row this week as it finally hits the streets.38. Belle Meade Country Club considers female member - Friday, January 06, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - The exclusive Belle Meade Country Club is considering offering membership to a woman.
Timothy J. Douglas, president of the club's board of directors, confirmed the consideration in a newsletter to members, obtained by The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/zkJ5U9).39. Tim McGraw wins ruling over recording career - Friday, November 25, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) - Country music superstar Tim McGraw won a court ruling Wednesday allowing him to keep recording while a lawsuit against him by Curb Records makes its way through the courts.
Chancellor Russell Perkins ruled Wednesday after a four-hour hearing that McGraw can sign with another record label and record new music.40. Ring sentenced to 20 months in lobbying scandal - Friday, October 21, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former lobbyist who was a rising star under Jack Abramoff's tutelage was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two years in prison for giving public officials meals and event tickets.
Kevin Ring argued up until his emotional sentencing hearing that he was operating in a corrupt Washington environment controlled by people with money and that he did not break the law.41. Tim McGraw files countersuit against Curb Records - Friday, May 20, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — Attorneys for country music star Tim McGraw have filed a countersuit against Curb Records, seeking a ruling that would release him from his 20-year contract with Mike Curb.