The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web
Art is in Nashville’s DNA (National Center for Arts Research)
Nashville is a special place. It is one of the only places in the world where a street busker and Grammy winning musician often share the same stage in the same night.
Nashville’s best albums of 2017 (so far) (USA Today)
Only halfway through 2017, this list of the best Nashville-connected albums is already buckling under the weight of stellar efforts by Chris Stapleton, Alison Krauss, Jason Isbell, Paramore, Brad Paisley, Chuck Berry and others. We can only imagine how long the list will be by year’s end.
What musicians should know about Nashville’s Summer NAMM show (The Tennessean)
Music City turns up to 11 this week, as the Summer NAMM show returns to Nashville’s Music City Center. The annual show is presented by the National Association of Music Merchants and brings together thousands of members of the music product industry.
Every Damn Monday in July, Charlie Worsham Will Raise Money for Music Education (NowPlayingNashville.com)
Every Monday in July, Country and Americana singer-songwriter Charlie Worsham will play the Basement East to raise money for music education.
Nashville: Lennon and Maisy Stella summarize five seasons in 30 seconds (Entertainment Weekly)
Nashville‘s five seasons have been filled with marriages, divorces, deaths, near-deaths, lies, music, and even some pig’s blood. And stars Lennon and Maisy Stella, who play Maddie and Daphne Jaymes, have been there to witness it all. So naturally, we asked them to summarize ALL of the action in 30 seconds.
Southern Festival of Books Announces Lineup, Expansion (Nashville Scene)
The 29th annual fest will feature appearances by Peter Cooper, Jennifer Egan, Ron Rash and more
McCrary Sisters Live CD Release at City Winery July 21 (Nashville Pride)
Join the McCrary Sisters July 21 to celebrate their new live CD.
Area Women Nominated for Emmys (Nashville Scene)
Breaking news from the land of television: Three local actresses have been nominated for Emmys.
Nashville-Based Singer Loves Her ‘Oklahoma Rain’ (The Tennessee Tribune)
Singer/songwriter Dara Tucker is a multi-talented performer whose talents are adding to Nashville’s thriving jazz scene.
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (Nashville Arts Magazine)
“Each grouping is like a show within a show,” explains Frist Center chief curator Mark Scala of the organizational strategy behind State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, an ambitiously comprehensive sampling of contemporary art from across the United States.