For Nashville Repertory Theatre’s return to the realm of live performance after a protracted “intermission” caused by a virtual lockdown of theaters across the globe during the past 18 months, the venerable company returns to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s James K. Polk Theatre (its home for decades prior to its move to the venue’s Johnson Theatre) for one of its largest-ever musical productions.
The Volunteer State is famous for its music. Nashville, Memphis… there are many cities to discover if you want to dive deep into the country music culture and of course, Rock and Roll. But these aren’t the only places you should visit! There are also many charming small towns in Tennessee that are worth seeing.
The 55th Annual CMA Awards made a triumphant return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, delivering an emotional broadcast celebrating the very best in Country Music on Wednesday evening. Shining a light on a community like no other, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ was filled with groundbreaking performances, heartfelt speeches and surprise wins.
The Tennessee Department of Education and the CMA Foundation, in partnership with Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, have announced the next phase of the Tennessee: State of the Arts program, including a statewide arts education network and landscape study, to research and evaluate how to create and build upon preexisting arts programs in Tennessee districts to provide all Tennessee students with access to a high-quality arts education.
Belmont University President Dr. Greg Jones announced the ballroom at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts would be named to recognize alumnus Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley for the good work they are doing with The Store, a nonprofit they founded two years ago, as well as to express Belmont’s gratitude for the endowed scholarship fund the couple created and the strong example Brad sets for students following in his footsteps.
The nation’s longest-running radio show reached a major milestone with the Grand Ole Opry’s 5,000th Saturday night broadcast. As part of the celebration, you can see some of country music’s most prized mementos which are currently on display at the Roy Acuff house through the end of the year.
So, you want to find your fit in a nonprofit, but don’t know where to start? For some pointers, we checked with Nashville’s largest nonprofit for tips.
Parents said Gill talked to kids who lost everything and shared a story about him losing his guitars in a Nashville flood back in 2010. Gill said he knew the feeling of being without music and wanted to help out.
Ballerini and Chesney scored the CMA Musical Event of the Year and CMA Music Video of the Year awards in a surprise announcement on Good Morning America. The honors serve as Ballerini’s first CMA Awards win and Chesney’s ninth.
Carmellini has already opened The Dutch at the W Hotel in the Gulch, and his second spot, Carne Mare, is set to begin welcoming guests Nov. 12.