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Save the Date: 2014 Key West Songwriters Festival to Take Place May 7-11

September 24, 2013 at 11:06 am

Get your flip-flops ready! Next year’s Key West Songwriters Festival will take place May 7 – 11, 2014. The BMI-sponsored festival is a highlight in the songwriters calendar with hundreds of free performances spread over the island’s bars, cafés, theaters, and beaches. For more information on tickets and to be […]

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Dean Dillon to Be Named BMI Icon at 2013 BMI Country Awards

September 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

Dean Dillon will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 2013 BMI Country Awards. The award is reserved for that distinguished group of songwriters “who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Dillon will join other songwriting greats such as Tom T. Hall, Kris […]

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Carrie Underwood Honors The Beatles with Performance of ‘Yesterday’ at Emmy Awards

September 23, 2013 at 6:11 pm

At last night’s Emmy Awards a segment celebrated the 50 years since The Beatles were first introduced to American television audiences. Part of the tribute was this performance by Carrie Underwood of classic hit ‘Yesterday.’ She delivered it with no frills in a beautifully understated rendition. Check out the video […]

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Americana Music Association

Americana Honors & Awards 2013 Celebrates Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Dwight Yoakam, Shovels & Rope

September 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Last night, the Americana Music Association handed out its annual Honors & Awards. As expected, some of the biggest prizes went to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, who joined forces on their Old Yellow Moon album. Dwight Yoakam was crowned Artist of the Year, while new duo Shovels & Rope […]

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The 47th Annual CMA Awards 2013 Nominees – Full List

September 10, 2013 at 10:19 am

The Country Music Association announced the nominees of the 47th Annual CMA Awards this morning, and they hold some surprises. Leading the pack are Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves, each with six nominations. The former is now by only the most generous still considered to be a country artist, and […]

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Live Review: Michael Franti and Spearhead – Live on the Green 2013 – Nashville, TN

August 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Michael Franti and Spearhead threw a huge party last night in Nashville. Closing out the third week of the Lightning 100 Live on the Green concert series, Franti and his band demonstrated the ingredient that takes performers to the level of entertainers: genuinely caring about the audience. “I feel close […]

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Live Review: The Delta Saints – Live on the Green 2013 – Nashville, TN

Live Review: The Delta Saints – Live on the Green 2013 – Nashville, TN

August 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm

The Delta Saints played to a (adopted) hometown crowd yesterday, August 22, at Lightning 100’s Live on the Green concert series. The Nashville-based quintet brought their hardrocking bayou blues to the gathered music lovers enjoying this late summer’s night free entertainment. The band recently returned from the successful European stretch […]

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Inspirational Music Association

2013 Inspirational Country Music Awards Finalists Announced

August 19, 2013 at 12:38 pm

The Inspirational Country Music Association announced the finalists for the 2013 ICM Awards. This year’s finalists Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, Chuck Day, Alan Jackson, The Roys and more. The 2013 ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards will take place at Two Rivers at Opryland […]

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Live Review: Matt Nathanson – Live on the Green 2013 – Nashville, TN

August 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Matt Nathanson has built his career on his live reputation. Last Thursday he closed the second night of Lightning 100’s Live on the Green concert series and he showed the capacity crowd exactly why that is. The stage is clearly his natural habitat. Nathanson sings with his whole body, and […]

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Live Review: The Mowgli’s – Live on the Green 2013 – Nashville, TN

August 17, 2013 at 11:09 am

Last Thursday, August 15, saw another successful edition of Lightning 100’s Live on the Green free concert series in downtown Nashville. Second band of the night, The Mowgli’s, brightened up the stage. Literally and figuratively. The 8-piece alt-rockers from California energized the crowd with their infectious grooves, bubbly melodies, and […]

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