THE MUSIC CITY SKINNY | NOV 16, 2018

Roy Clark, Legendary Country Guitarist and ‘Hee Haw’ Star, Dies at 85 (Variety) Roy Clark, the legendary guitarist and singer, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member, Grammy, ACM and CMA award winner and co-host…

Roy Clark, Legendary Country Guitarist and ‘Hee Haw’ Star, Dies at 85 (Variety)
Roy Clark, the legendary guitarist and singer, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member, Grammy, ACM and CMA award winner and co-host of the “Hee Haw” television series, died on Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla. He was 85.

Commuter Collective celebrates children’s art on Nashville buses (Vanderbilt News)
Nashville bus riders can view and be inspired by children’s art—thanks to three Vanderbilt Divinity School students and a grant from the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative.

Matt McGinn Named SESAC’s Songwriter of the Year (CMT.com)
The evening’s big winners were Matt McGinn, who was declared songwriter of the year for having co-written Kane Brown’s chart-topping single “Heaven”; the multi-platinum selling “Heaven” itself, which was cited as song of the year; and Smackworks Music, lauded as publisher of the year.

CMA Awards: Adds Presenters Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown and More (CMT.com)
An all-star cast of celebrity presenters has been assembled for Wednesday’s (Nov. 14) 52nd annual CMA Awards.

Collegiate Theatrics: Belmont University’s BOBBY HOGAN (BroadwayWorld.com)
It’s been a typically hectic semester for Belmont University senior Bobby Hogan: he completed his run as Davey in Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre’s production of Newsies, started rehearsal on his next show, began preparations for his own senior show next semester and continued as a varsity cheerleader at the school.

Ashley Gorley Named ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year (BroadwayWorld.com)
Hitmaker Ashley Gorley continues to firmly establish himself among country’s all-time most successful songwriters, taking home the ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year for a remarkable sixth time in his career.

2019 NWHL All-Star Weekend Comes to Nashville (NHL.com)
The Nashville Predators and National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) today announced a partnership to present 2019 NWHL All-Star Weekend in Music City. Among the highlights of the weekend will be a unique NHL-NWHL doubleheader at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, Feb. 10.