TOM PETTY TOUR UP AND RUNNING IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - In what is known as the Capitol of Country Music - it's only rock and roll - and they like it. Especially when it's delivered by a good ole boy with a southern accent in the form of the rebel souled Tom Petty..
UFC FIGHT NIGHT GOES THE DISTANCE!
[Full Story] - This one had it all - 13 total bouts, six and half hours of action and plenty of Nashville stars on hand to watch the UFC Fight Night #108 that landed in the Tennessee state capitol for the Music City Showdown on April 22, 2017 at the Bridgestone Arena.
RIVERDANCE 20 FLOWS IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - The 20th Anniversary World Tour of Riverdance enthralled Music City with a three-day engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville April 21-23, 2017.
NEIL DIAMOND IS SO GOOD IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - There aren't many performers who are a half century into their career that can still sell out sports stadiums on a regular basis. But, Neil Diamond is one of those special artists and his 50 Year Anniversary World Tour stop in Nashville wowed the crowd in Music City.
THE ZOMBIES SHOW NO DECAY IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - Followers in Music City got to witness first-hand what many critics are calling the musical comeback story of the ages as founders Colin Blunstone, Rod Argent and company brought their packed two-act show to the TPAC on April 09, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.
LINDSAY ELLYN & TAYLOR ALEXANDER TAKE A LEIP!
[Full Story] - It was our first time out on the Natchez Trace Parkway when we took a beautiful Sunday drive on April 2, 2017 to discover one of mid-Tennessee's best known attractions.
THE CASH LEGACY LIVES ON AT THE RYMAN!
[Full Story] - Reimagined and revised, Studio Tenn presented The Cash Legacy: A Tribute To The Man In Black at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1, 2017.
MARTY STUART IS RIGHT AT HOME AT THE RYMAN!
[Full Story] - Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives opened for the Steve Miller Band on March 24 & 25, 2017 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The house was packed Saturday night as this popular and polished quartet took the revered stage.
STEVE MILLER BAND FLIES HIGH IN RYMAN RETURN!
[Full Story] - The Steve Miller Band is still a popular group on the touring circuit so it's no surprise that upon their return to the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee they sold out two consecutive nights.
FROM MUSIC CITY TO ROCKET CITY, AL!
[Full Story] - In March of 2017 the staff from Music City Nashville made the two hour trek down Highway 65 for a pilgrimage to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville. It was one small step for man but a giant leap for our tourism reporters as our journey revealed many worlds of wonder in the northern Alabama town that is better known as "Rocket City".
TOM SHINNESS REMEMBERED IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 friends and family gathered to celebrate the life of one of Music City's most beloved musicians - Tom Shinness - who passed away in February following a sudden short illness.
THE CHIEFTAINS CELEBRATE 55 YEARS ON THE ROAD!
[Full Story] - The Chieftains arrived in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday March 9th for a three night engagement at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
BETH HART MAKES A FIERY RETURN TO THE RYMAN!
[Full Story] - Beth Hart triumphantly returned to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on March 10, 2017. A capacity crowd filled the pews of the Mother Church on Friday night.
THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS ARE POWER PLAYERS!
[Full Story] - We attended our second Predators game on February 21, 2017 at the award-winning Bridgestone Arena as the team took on the hot Calgary Flames.
STEVE HACKETT IS A REVELATION IN MUSIC CITY!
[Full Story] - Guitar legend and progressive rock innovator Steve Hackett kicked off the land-portion of his 2017 World Tour on February 14, 2017 at the City Winery in Nashville. The belt buckle of the Bible Belt was a fitting choice to launch the trek.
RICK SPRINGFIELD'S ALARMINGLY GOOD SHOW IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - Rick Springfield returned for a two-night engagement at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee on February 10 and 11, 2017. Rick has been performing at this legendary landmark annually for the past decade.
NASHVILLE HEATS UP WITH HOT CHICKEN & HOT BIKES!
[Full Story] - Easy Riders Bike Shows, one of which was rolled into Nashville's Music City Center on January 28, 2017, are called the Hottest Custom Motorcycle Shows in America.
THE ROAD TO SIN CITY ROLLS THROUGH NASHVEGAS!
[Full Story] - AMSOIL Arenacross rolled into the Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Music City was one of a number of pit stops on the road to the coveted Ricky Carmichael Cup. The 2017 season will consist of a 14-round battle that will travel through 13 different states culminating in Las Vegas, Nevada May 5-7, 2017 to determine the winner of the season.
THE LAST WALTZ 40 TOUR ROLLS ON INTO THE RYMAN!
[Full Story] - The Last Waltz 40 Tour rolled into Nashville on January 25, 2017 for a thrilling trek back through time that found the Ryman Auditorium serving as the Winterland Ballroom for one night only.
MUSIC CITY ROOTS CONTINUES GROWTH IN FRANKLIN!
[Full Story] - Music City Roots is back presenting eclectic, Americana music in the heart of Middle Tennessee. It was a special show on January 18, 2017 when Music City Roots in Franklin, TN hosted veteran Colin Hay (Men At Work) along with rising star Cody Jinks, Old Salt Union, Jesse Kramer and the legendary Peter Case.
HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS BRING FUN TO THE BRIDGESTONE!
[Full Story] - For 91 years the legendary Harlem Globetrotters have been providing family fun with their unique blend of sportsmanship combined with slap stick comedy. The team's 2017 season is underway which included a stop at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on January 15, 2017.
NEAL MORSE BAND WORLD TOUR BLASTS OFF FROM ROCKETOWN!
[Full Story] - The Neal Morse Band is back on the road traveling under the guise of The Road Called Home Tour. The trek blasted off at Rocketown in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, January 14, 2017. In the coming months the quintet will journey through the U.S., Canada and Europe in support of the group's latest epic.
JASON MINTON MOLDS A STRONG SHOW IN FRANKLIN!
[Full Story] - What's a native Tennessean who spent his life surrounded by the country music industry but grew up listening to the power pop pleasantries and British sensations like Squeeze and Crowded House to do? If you're Jason Minton you form a rock band built on a foundation of faith and strong acoustic sensibilities.
NASHVILLE PREDATORS - EVERYBODY WINS IN SMASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - We arrived early for the game against the Vancouver Canucks on January 10, 2017 and immediately were handed scratch-off tickets. This was part of the Predators' "Guaranteed Winner" night.
CHRIS JANSON LEADS AN OPRY YOUTH MOVEMENT!
[Full Story] - On Friday January 06, 2017 Chris Janson headlined a Grand Ole Opry concert that featured both young and senior musicians.
THE PREDATORS AND PRINCE'S ARE HOT IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - It's a pretty well-known fact that South Nashville and the Antioch region have fallen on hard times in recent years but this community is on the rise with a little help from ice hockey stars and spicy hot chicken.
JOHNNY NEEL IS THE REAL DEAL IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - On December 28, 2016, 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, Tennessee hosted a special celebration concert starring keyboardist Johnny Neel with The Last Word along with special guests Jack Pearson.
THE OAK RIDGE BOYS COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS!
[Full Story] - The legendary Oak Ridge Boys returned to Nashville, Tennessee on December 23, 2016 and the quartet presented their popular Christmas concert to a packed house at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
CHARLIE DANIELS JAMS AT 80TH BIRTHDAY IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - Did anyone have a better year than Charlie Daniels? The country rock fiddler became an octogenarian in October and not many others have made turning eighty look so darn desirable.
CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR DAZZLES DOWNTOWN!
[Full Story] - On Sunday, November 27, 2016 Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular dazzled fans of all ages at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
SCOTT HAMILTON'S FRIENDS ROCK AND SKATE FOR CARES!
[Full Story] - On November 20, 2016 Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton & Friends hosted a unique figure skating live concert featuring an all-star sports and musical lineup.
STEVE VAI MINTS SILVER AND GOLD IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - In celebration of the 25th anniversary release of Steve Vai's groundbreaking Passion and Warfare album a world tour is in progress, which included a stop at the Marathon Music Works in Nashville, Tennessee on November 19, 2016.
THE MHOF GROWS WITH THE GRAMMYS IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - The Musicians Hall of Fame is a unique Music City attraction that not only honors the front men but the equally important but lesser known sideman.
THE BOOK OF MORMON IS GOLDEN IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - There was a collective gasp that rose up from the God-fearing crowd in Nashville early in the performance of THE BOOK OF MORMON at the TPAC on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
THE FRAY PUT THEIR BEST ON DISPLAY AT THE WMA!
[Full Story] - The Fray along with American Authors put on their best display at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on November 12, 2016.
ARW SET UP SHOP IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - Longtime progressive rock pioneers Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have teamed up as ARW to deliver their classic catalogue of music to audiences around the world.
ERIC JOHNSON STAMPS INITIALS ON SHOW IN TN!
[Full Story] - It only took him thirty years but the Austin-based guitar god Eric Johnson has finally released a solo acoustic effort titled EJ.
MUSIC CITY PICKERS LIVE BEGINS IN FRANKLIN!
[Full Story] - Music City Pickers Live is a new series that will be presenting concerts weekly at The Little Brick Theater at The Factory in Franklin.
BIG NIGHT AT MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM!
[Full Story] - The fifth incarnation of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum (MHOF) Induction Ceremony took place on October 26, 2016 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
AN HISTORIC DAY AT THE HERMITAGE IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - On Sunday, October 16, 2016 we had the pleasure of visiting what has been ranked the third best Presidential-themed attraction in the nation by USA TODAY.
PAUL SPRAWL SPREADS HIS MESSAGE IN MID-TENN!
[Full Story] - Musician Paul Sprawl has been on a long-haul in the Fall of 2016 as he has been touring the country along with his wife in support of his most recent release.
PHIL KEAGGY HEADLINES A CELEBRATION IN FRANKLIN!
[Full Story] - The Celebration of Nations in Franklin was an open air event that featured international crafts, foods and Phil Keaggy.
ALTER BRIDGE ARE HEROIC AT WAR MEMORIAL!
[Full Story] - Alt-rock titans Alter Bridge brought their battle-tested tunes to Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
TIM & FAITH REVEAL THEIR SOUL IN MUSIC CITY!
[Full Story] - Country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill tried in vain to pull one over on Music City.
RAVEN'S CROSS HAUNTED VILLAGE OPENS IN CAVE CITY!
[Full Story] - The creators of Cave City, Kentucky's newest roadside attraction hope to haunt the hell out of you with their well run Raven's Cross Haunted Village that is now open.
STAN PERKINS TELLS STORIES IN BON AQUA!
[Full Story] - Rockabilly specialist Stan played a thrilling set on the Little Stage at The Storytellers Museum on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
MUSIC CITY ROOTS SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS IN FRANKLIN!
[Full Story] - It was an extra special show on September 22, 2016 when Music City Roots in Franklin, Tennessee hosted Timothy B. Schmit of Eagles and POCO fame.
HEART OF ROCK 'N' ROLL BEATS IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - The Rock Hall Three For All Tour featuring Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick rolled into town on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and played to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd at the Ascend Amphitheater.
LOS LONELY BOYS SHOW THEIR SOFTER SIDE!
[Full Story] - The Los Lonely Boys brought their "An Acoustic Evening With" to the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee on September 13, 2016.
TERRY BOZZIO BANGS ON THE DRUM IN MUSIC CITY!
[Full Story] - It was fitting that acclaimed progressive rock drummer Terry Bozzio brought his uber-monstrous kit with him for his recent show in town.
NASHVILLE SOUNDS PRODUCE A HITS SEASON!
[Full Story] - The Nashville Sounds had a successful hit making season this year. On September 9th, 2016 they played the the third of a five game series against the Oklahoma City Dodgers.
FURTHER FEST GROWS ORGANICALLY IN SECOND YEAR!
[Full Story] - There was a unique sight to behold on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the second annual Further Fest in Nashville, Tennessee when a predicted cloudburst and brief outpouring of a torrential rain shower had attendees and musicians seeking shelter inside a giant Monolithic Dome.
BON AQUA RISES IN HICKMAN COUNTY!
[Full Story] - At the corner of Old Highway 46 in Bon Aqua, Tennessee is The Storytellers Museum. The former general store has a long history, most notable in the 1970's it was owned by Johnny Cash.
PBR IS A BUCKING GOOD TIME IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - There were a lot of ups and downs and twists and turns at the PBR Music City Knockout held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on August 20, 2016.
KEITH URBAN & DARIUS RUCKER ARE GRAND AT THE OPRY!
[Full Story] - On Tuesday August 16, 2016 country music mega-stars Keith Urban and Darius Rucker topped the bill for two evening performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
THE SESSIONS PANEL EMPOWERS IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - The Sessions Panel hosted an informative and inspiring music industry summit on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville, Tennessee.
SEGWAY TOUR ROLLS THROUGH NASHVILLE!
- iRide Nashville makes it possible to see the whole city in just a couple of hours. Riders are given a quick overview of the machinery and complete a test run before they strap on their helmets and climb aboard Segways. [Full Story]
DENNY LAINE SPREADS WINGS OVER NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - The night of August 5, 2016 was a special evening of music at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville, Tennessee when the renowned Denny Laine graced the stage at this intimate venue.
WWE FLEXES MUSCLE IN MUSIC CITY!
[Full Story] - I admit it. I was never that big of a wrestling fan. But, attending the WWE SmackDown on August 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee might have finally tilted me toward fandom.
OPEN MIC NIGHT UNCOVERS MUSICAL GEMS IN THE VALLEY!
[Full Story] - A unique night of music took place on Friday, July 29, 2016 as the Brighton Valley Apartments in Nashville celebrated the talented residents in its midst with a an open mic showcase.
JOURNEY CONTINUES WITH MILE MARKING SHOW AT ASCEND!
[Full Story] - It's hard to believe that the American rock band Journey - formed in California in 1973 as a Santana offshoot - is now well into their fifth decade.
CULTURE CLUB CONVENE IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - The lovely and ornate Schermerhorn Symphony Center was the temple of tempo for two hours on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 as legendary Culture Club made a much-anticipated stop in Music City.
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD ROCK HEART & SOUL AT WMA!
[Full Story] - Michael Franti & Spearhead presented a heartfelt show at Nashville's War Memorial Auditorium on July 22, 2016. Michael attracted a diverse group of fans from kids to card carrying AARP members.
SKYVILLE LIVE SALUTES THE MAGIC OF NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - A magical night of music unfolded in Music City on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 when "Skyville Live Salutes The Magic Of Music City" played to a packed to capacity live audience.
JANEY STREET PREMIERS A PIECE OF PARADISE IN NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter/musician Janey Street celebrated the release of her new album on Monday, July 11, 2016 at the City Winery.
JOHN CRABTREE LIGHTS A SPARK IN FAIRVIEW!
[Full Story] - Musician John Crabtree lit a spark at the annual fireworks in Fairview, Tennessee on July 3rd, 2016 with a strong set on a hot night.
SPOCK'S BEARD RE-MATERIALIZE IN TENNESSEE!
[Full Story] - Like a scene out of a Tolkien novel a mythical happening took place in Middle Tennessee on Saturday, July 2, 2016 with a Spock's Beard reunion concert at Morsefest held at New Life Church at 8655 Hwy 25, Cross Plains, Tennessee.
MUST STARTS HERE HELPS NEW 2 NASHVILLE!
[Full Story] - On Tuesday, June 28, 2016 a new seminar series kicked off in Music City sponsored by Music Starts Here featuring some of the best and most highly acclaimed industry insiders that Nashville has to offer.
TOMMY EMMANUEL IS MAGICAL AT MUSIC CITY ROOTS!
[Full Story] - It was a magical night on June 15, 2016 at Music City Roots when guitar great Tommy Emmanuel graced its stage for a worldwide webcast.
MONSTER JAM IS A MARVELOUS MUDDY MESS!
[Full Story] - Weather reports called for a ten percent chance of rain on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Sure enough, just before the much anticipated Monster Jam was set to start.
A DAY AT THE NASHVILLE ZOO!
[Full Story] - On June 17, 2016 a pleasant Friday greeted Music City so we decided it was a perfect day to visit the Nashville Zoo.
CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL IS A FAN-FRIENDLY AFFAIR!
[Full Story] - One thing became clear at our first CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee that was held in Downtown Music City from June 9 through June 12, 2016.
Tom Petty 40th Anny Tour Hits the Ground Running