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The Music City Skinny | February 9, 2018

The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web. Female songwriters in Nashville say ‘Time’s Up’ (The Boston Globe) Female musicians in Nashville have long complained…

The Music City Skinny is a weekly roundup of Nashville arts and entertainment news from around the web.

Female songwriters in Nashville say ‘Time’s Up’ (The Boston Globe)
Female musicians in Nashville have long complained about the lack of representation on country radio, but now a collective of female songwriters are singing ‘‘Time’s Up.’’

Golfers Flock to Concerts as Nashville’s Topgolf Renames Live Music Venue, Eyes New Markets (Billboard)
Having revolutionized the live sports entertainment experience with their technology-based approach to golf that relies on microchipped balls that score themselves on distance and accuracy, Billboard has learned that the company may now have their sights set on becoming a serious contender within the live music community as well, with their first step toward it being a small change made at their four-month-old Nashville location.

‘Nashville’ executive producer, Opry visionary Steve Buchanan retiring (The Tennessean)
In his position as Opry Entertainment Group President, Steve Buchanan helped make Nashville an “It City.”  After 33 years with the company, Buchanan — who is also winding down his role as executive producer for the soon-to-conclude television show “Nashville” — says he’s stepping down in June to take some time for himself and pursue personal projects.

After the Final Rose: The Music of Love (Nashville Scene)
Is “The Bachelor” the next Nashville country kingmaker?

A Sporting Life Black History Month Special: Nashville Events for Marvels’ Black Panther (Nashville Pride)
A local group has emerged and launched Black Geek Week Nashville as part of their Black History Month festivities starting Sunday, February 11.

For These Olympic Games, Expect To See Bridgestone Just About Everywhere (Nashville Public Radio)
One of Nashville’s largest companies will be prominently linked with this year’s Winter Olympics, which open Friday night, February 9. Bridgestone, which has its American headquarters downtown, is one of 13 official Olympic partners.

Nashville Ballet hopes to let the light in with ‘Holocaust and Humanity Project’ (The Tennessean)
With its premiere of Stephen Mills’ acclaimed “Light/The Holocaust and Humanity Project,” Nashville Ballet promises not only to inspire audiences, but also to stir community-based conversations. 

Three Years After Being Saved, Studio A Still Makes an Impact (Nashville Scene)
History is still being made at RCA Studio A at 30 Music Square West thanks to modern classics by Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and others.

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