Southern Festival of Books goes virtual to help bookstores stay afloat (News Channel 5)
For around three decades, book worms and authors have flocked to the mid-state for the Southern Festival of Books. This will be its first time as a virtual event. Tim Henderson said, “We’ve got the capacity now to reach anyone that has access to the internet, has access to the festival.”
Teens in Nashville group home write song about their experience (WSMV)
Carley Motha hopes to make it in music and was already a star on American Idol. Her and teens in group home Youth Villages write about their experience in the song “You’re Not Alone.”
Martina McBride reacts to her Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit (Fox News)
The country music legend’s Hall of Fame exhibit was postponed to 2021.
Live Painting of Suffrage Mural This Week in Nashville’s Centennial Park (Cision PR Newswire)
The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission works with artist to celebrate the women who fought for the vote.
Chaffin’s Barn Announces Permanent Closure (Williamson Source)
Owner Norma Luther shared, “After dramatic attempts, much heartbreaking soul searching, and hundreds of prayers, the only conclusion is really very simple. There is no way for the Barn to ever recover or reopen under my ownership.
With Negotiations, Destiny O. Birdsong Offers Poems for Survival (Nashville Scene)
Birdsong will discuss her collection Oct. 10 at the Southern Festival of Books and Oct. 14 via Parnassus.
Artist Spotlight: Asia Mathis (NowPlayingNashville)
We are celebrating Tennessee Craft Week by featuring its 2020 Instagram Contest Grand Prize Winner – Asia Mathis. We got to speak with Asia and ask her a couple of questions about her process as an artist, her techniques and her artistic form – ceramic sculptures!
Scott and Sandi Borchetta Launch Application to Reward $150,000 In Grants for Music Education Non-Profits (Cision PR Newswire)
Eligible schools and organizations can apply to receive one of fifteen $10,000 grants awarded through The Music Has Value Fund.
Maneet Chauhan Releases New Cookbook and Slates Three Local Signing Sessions (Nashville Scene)
Maneet Chauhan has certainly kept herself busy during the pandemic.
Experts: Nashville’s popularity will push Music City past pandemic (WKRN)
Nashville is on top. It’s a title given to through a new report that shows Music City outranks nine other high-performing metros in overall comparison.
Trackhouse Entertainment Group announces formation of NASCAR Cup Series race team beginning in 2021 (NASCAR.com)
Trackhouse Entertainment Group announced Wednesday the formation of a new NASCAR Cup Series team that will make its on-track debut at the 2021 Daytona 500.