MUSIC CITY SKINNY | MAY 15, 2020

Big Payback raises $4 million for local businesses, nonprofits (WSMV) An annual 24-hour fundraiser raised more than $4 million for nonprofits and businesses. Nashville musician sings ‘peaceful plea’ to reopen bars (WKRN) Nashville-based musician Jim…

Big Payback raises $4 million for local businesses, nonprofits (WSMV)
An annual 24-hour fundraiser raised more than $4 million for nonprofits and businesses.

Nashville musician sings ‘peaceful plea’ to reopen bars (WKRN)
Nashville-based musician Jim Brown released a cover of the classic song, American Pie, as a peaceful plea to city government to keep musicians in mind during Nashville’s reopening.

Music stars, celebrities remember Little Richard (WSMV)
Music stars and other celebrities took to social media to honor Rock ‘n Roll legend Little Richard, who died of cancer at the age of 87.

Music making return to Nashville (WSMV)
Nashville is slowly reopening, and music was back on Broadway and studios on 16th Avenue on Tuesday.

Retirees, isolated by virus, become DJs for new radio hour (Daily Journal Online)
Tucked away inside his room at a senior care facility, Bob Coleman knew he couldn’t go out into the world with the coronavirus raging. But he could share with the world his first love — country music.

Garth Brooks Honors a Fan’s Requests and Drops Two New Songs on Amazon Music (NowPlayingNashville)
Garth Brooks releases two new songs off his highly anticipated album, FUN!, immediately honoring a fan’s request during “Inside Studio G” on Monday night.

The Takeout Guide: Support Your Local Growers! (Nashville Scene)
Here are a dozen restaurants and farms offering local produce, meat and pantry items.

Restaurants facing reality ahead of Phase 1 (WSMV)
One popular Nashville eatery will not open with all the rest when phase one begins.

Nashville Ballet Moves Emergence To Digital Platform (NowPlayingNashville)
The popular choreographic workshop will be presented online for free this season, as part of the Nashville Ballet’s free weekly digital content series, Saturday Night with Nashville Ballet.

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Raises Over $80,000 for Shelters After Nashville Tornadoes (PopCulture.com)
Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation has helped raise over $80,000 for animal shelters affected by the tornadoes that hit Middle Tennessee in early March, which killed 25 people and caused over $1 billion in damage.