THE MUSIC CITY SKINNY | FEB 22, 2019

Nashville's City Winery Presents the 5th Annual 'The First And The Worst' (Broadway World Nashville) Grammy-winning and Emmy-nominated songwriter Desmond Child, The Last Songwriter and Real Country featured artist Jamie Floyd and four-week #1 smash…

Nashville’s City Winery Presents the 5th Annual ‘The First And The Worst’ (Broadway World Nashville)
Grammy-winning and Emmy-nominated songwriter Desmond Child, The Last Songwriter and Real Country featured artist Jamie Floyd and four-week #1 smash “Speechless” co-writer Laura Veltz will take the stage at Nashville’s City Winery on March 26, 2019 to perform the very first and the very worst songs they ever wrote.

National Museum of African American Music receives $1 million from Regions, Mike Curb foundations (Tennessean)
Nashville’s future National Museum of African American Music has taken a giant step towards its ultimate fundraising goal. On Tuesday, the museum announced it has received a joint gift of $1 million dollars from the Regions Foundation and the Mike Curb Foundation. It was news that had representatives from all three organizations literally dancing to Funkadelic’s “One Nation Under a Groove,” over-sized checks in hand.

A Panel Discussion Considers Ray Charles’ Contributions to Country Music (Nashville Scene)
Talking with Concord Records president John Burk ahead of Saturday’s event at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

8 Art Experiences in Nashville During the Winter (VisitMusicCity.com)
There’s truly nothing better to warm the soul than art. Whether it be a dancer performing on stage or an artist’s masterpiece. Art brings out the emotions that make us feel alive.

Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay lead ACM nominations (13 WTHR)
Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of the year winner Kacey Musgraves comes in with five nominations. Reba McEntire, who is hosting the show for a record 16th time, announced the nominees in top categories on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday.

BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE Audiences Are ‘So In Love’ With Chaffin’s Barn’s Stunning Revival (Broadway World Nashville)
Crafting a musical theater hit is a lot like alchemy – the ancient study focused primarily on creating gold from baser elements – and oftentimes no matter the ingredients, directors never quite achieve the outcome for which they strive. But in the case of director/choreographer Everett Tarlton’s production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate (now onstage at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre through March 7), he has crafted something so special that it essentially defines the theatrical gold standard.

Piecing Together: A Look at Quilting’s History and Impact in Nashville (Nashville Scene)
This week, quilters and sewists from around the world are packing up their pins and needles and heading to Nashville for the Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon, which takes place at the Music City Center Feb. 21-24.

Places in Tennessee to Explore African American History (TNVacation.com)
Tennessee is home to famous African American writers, music legends, and talented photographers. Learn their stories within our borders.

Booze Series 3st of the Month Celebrates Rebirth (Nashville Scene)
Next month’s theme is “March Cocktail Madness,” with 20 different distilleries each showing its spirit with a special cocktail created for the event.