MUSIC CITY SKINNY | APRIL 1, 2022

Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival returns for 30th anniversary (News Channel 5) After two years away from the spotlight, songwriters are returning to Nashville for the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. "It feels like Nashville…

Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival returns for 30th anniversary (News Channel 5)

After two years away from the spotlight, songwriters are returning to Nashville for the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. “It feels like Nashville can be Music City again,” said Steve Bogard, president of the board for the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

 

ACL Presents: Americana 20th Annual Honors (ACLTV) 

The program is filled with musical highlights from many of the event’s award-winners and honorees, among them (in order of appearance): Fisk Jubilee Singers with Leon Timbo, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan & Joe Henry, Allison Russell, The Highwomen, featuring Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires with Yola, Jason Isbell, Valerie June & Carla Thomas, Charley Crockett, Amythyst Kiah, Buddy Miller, Brandi Carlile & The Mavericks. 

 

Kidd G and BRELAND Team Up for “Dirt Road Remix” (NowPlayingNashville)

“Dirt Road” first appeared on Kidd G’s 2020 debut EP, serving as his first true foray into Country music.

 

On the Horizon Spotlights Individual Expressions Against Tyranny (Nashville Scene)

The Frist’s On the Horizon exhibition of contemporary Cuban art opens with a painting that speaks to the nightmare of struggling to survive — or maybe even escape — an authoritarian state.

 

Country artist Jeff Carson dies after heart attack (WSMV)

Carson retired from music in 2009 to become a police officer with the Franklin Police Department. 

 

As Nonprofits Struggle to Remain in Nashville, Advocates Seek Solutions (Nashville Scene)

After 12 years of serving some of the most vulnerable people in Nashville, The Little Pantry That Could is closing down March 31. The nonprofit has offered not just a food pantry to the North Nashville community, but also a variety of outreach services, including assistance with housing, food stamps and health care.

 

Predators shoot down Flyers 5-4 (WKRN)

Tanner Jeannot scored with 1:19 remaining to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

 

Erika Wollam Nichols Reflects on Tin Pan South (NowPlayingNashville)

Nashville, known as Music City and the Songwriting Capital of the World, is about to get its top songwriting festival back after a pandemic-fueled two-year wait.

 

GODSPELL Weaves Its Magic At The Roxy Regional Theatre, April 8 – April 23 (Broadway World)

GODSPELL, the international hit musical loosely based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, April 8, at 8:00pm. 

 

Monday Menu: Celebrating Woman-Owned Wine, the Tennessee Whiskey Trail (Nashville Scene)

The featured brands include The McBride Sisters, California-based wine pros known for the Black Girl Magic collection; La Leyenda Mezcal, specializing in exotic imported agave products; Timeless Vodka out of Houston; and local heroes Twisted Sistuhs, the first minority-, woman- and veteran-owned wine company in Tennessee.

 

Maren Morris Has Three Words for Twitter Haters. They’re Not ‘I Love You’ (Rolling Stone)

Maren Morris just wanted to take the night off from the stream of online criticism — and worse — that she regularly encounters. Two days after the 2022 ACM Awards where she gave the live debut of “Circles Around This Town,” Morris fired off a tweet at the “turkey-necked fake Christian Karens” who swarm her mentions when she speaks up on an important issue or dares to show a little skin on her socials.

 

Tech professor plays violin for movie “Harriet” (Overton County News)

Wei Tsun Chang, Ph.D, professor of violin and viola at Tech, recorded the soundtrack for the movie back in summer 2019 with a Nashville studio orchestra. The music was composed and conducted by Terence Blanchard.

 

Young artists to be featured at Friday’s Franklin Art Scene (Williamson Herald)

The Franklin Art Scene will return to downtown Franklin Friday night and, in keeping with the spirit of spring, an array of budding artists and seasoned creatives alike will be highlighted throughout Main Street’s businesses. Middle school students Ben Tuck and Lily Grace Young will showcase their work at the Historic Franklin Presbyterian Church.

 

Playhouse presents “Sylvia” (Overton County News)

This modern romantic comedy begins when Greg (Artistic Director Britt Hancock) brings home a dog he found in the park, or that has found him, bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag (DeAnna Helgeson). A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between Greg and his wife, Kate (Weslie Webster).