CMA Reveals Nominees for The 54th Annual CMA Awards (NowPlayingNashville)
Country Music Association has announced the nominees for “The 54th Annual CMA Awards,” with Miranda Lambert topping the list at seven nominations – making CMA Awards history as the first female artist to accumulate a record-breaking 55 total career nods.
Popular East Nashville music venue close to reopening after tornado (WSMV)
Nearly six months after an EF-3 tornado tore through Nashville, a beloved music venue is nearing its reopening. A lot can change in six months.
Metro Committee recommending CARES Act funding for music venues, small businesses (WSMV)
Metro’s COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee is recommending a total of $5 million in CARES Act funding that would be used to aid Nashville’s music venues and small businesses.
Chris Stapleton Announces New Album, 2021 Tour Dates (PopCulture)
After teasing a new era with fans on social media this week, Chris Stapleton has officially announced that his new album, Starting Over, will arrive on Nov. 13, a date he had previously teased on Instagram.
The Pulse of Entertainment: Music Producer Shannon Sanders’ ‘Celebrate Fisk!’ Offers 12 Tracks (EurWeb)
Curb Records recently released the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ “Celebrate Fisk!” album executive produced by two-time Grammy winning Shannon Sanders (John Legend), in celebration of 150 years since the establishment of Fisk University.
Former Cupcake Queen Starts From Scratch, This Time With Pies (Nashville Scene)
Even if they don’t recognize the name Gina Butler, plenty of folks are familiar with her nickname — and her cupcakes. “I’ve always been Gigi,” Butler explains.
NTT INDYCAR race ‘step closer’ to coming to Nashville (WSMV)
The organizers of the Music City Grand Prix hosted Roger Penske and members of the INDYCAR team alongside key staff from the Tennessee Titans and other key stakeholders on Thursday at Nissan Stadium. They met about establishing the inaugural Music City Grand Prix.
Moroccan Artist Recreates Famed Works With a Twist (Tennessee Tribune)
They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. That appears to be the case with a Moroccan artist who has become an online hit by recreating some of the world’s most famous paintings and images by incorporating traditional Moroccan clothing such as caftans and the djellaba into such works.
Alabama’s 50th Anniversary Tour includes two Nashville stops with Martina McBride (WZTV)
The country rock group will close out their tour in Music City with July 2nd and July 3rd shows at Bridgestone Arena. Alabama was previously set to play Bridgestone on July 17, 2020 and July 18, 2020 with the Charlie Daniels Band as their special guest.
Dolly Parton included in ‘100 Women of the Century’ list (WSMV)
Legendary country music icon Dolly Parton was recognized for her many life achievements in USA Today’s Women of the Century list.