It’s no doubt that TikTok is having a HUGE impact on artist discovery and what drives the country music charts, but it would appear that the impact of the app is doing a whole lot more to drive country music culture on the dance floor. Of course, for an app that thrives on celebrating music and dancing, this shouldn’t surprise anyone, and I for one, am here for it! The vertical video dancing trends are jumping off the screen and right onto dance hall floors as honky tonks all across the nation see an increased interest in boot-scootin in real life.
The Country music industry is still reeling from FRIDAY’s (3/11) announcement from the iconic ERNEST TUBB RECORDS SHOP that it is closing its doors this SPRING. The shop, on NASHVILLE Lower Broadway, was opened (originally at 720 Commerce St.) by COUNTRY RADIO HALL OF FAMER TUBB in 1947, and was the home of the MIDNIGHT JAMBOREE radio show, broadcast on WSM-A/NASHVILLE. It is the station’s second longest running show, after THE GRAND OLE OPRY.
THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) will be moving its ENCINO, CA-based headquarters to NASHVILLE next year (NET NEWS 11/2/20). The ACM has made the first step in the full transition to TENNESSEE by signing a lease with ADVENTUROUS JOURNEYS (AJ) CAPITAL PARTNERS to open its first NASHVILLE-based office after being headquartered in CALIFORNIA for more than five decades. The ACM NASHVILLE office will be part of the NASHVILLE WAREHOUSE COMPANY, a 5.2 acre campus, located less than two miles SOUTH of Downtown NASHVILLE.
While the Nashville bombing that rocked music city early Christmas morning has been clearly labeled as intentional by local authorities, details are still flowing in about the explosion that injured at least three and forced the evacuation of hundreds from the heart of Music City. Here is what we know so far: Around 5:30am residents in the area of 2nd Ave N and Broadway reported hearing gunshots fired and called local police. Upon arrival police found no suspects or injured victims.
This fall as the world finally starts to get back to a spinning status, many of our friends and family are planning tentative but elaborate get-togethers to celebrate the end of a very long and stressful pandemic summer. If you’re looking to up the wow-factor of your event, you might want to consider adding some entertainment to your plans.
In the early morning hours of March 3rd, 2020, East Nashville was struck by a horrendous and deadly tornado. This was one of FOUR tornadoes that swept across three states overnight, leaving a path of horror in their wake. While damage, injury, and fatality reports are still flooding in as day breaks, here is what we currently know, and how you can help.
Kudos to our friends at Country radio that worked hard during their recent ST. JUDE Radiothons to raise money for ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL. FEDERATE MEDIA Country WBYT/SOUTH BEND, IN raised $306,720 this year; HALL COMMUNICATIONS Country WPCV/LAKELAND, FL, raised $204,863, which is a $26,000 increase compared to last year’s radiothon; MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS Country WDEZ/WAUSAU, WI raised more than $175,000, bringing their 17-year total to more than $2 million; and DICK BROADCASTING Country WRNS/GREENVILLE, NC’s two-day total came to $160,126.
With summer in full swing every single guy and gal is out on the lake, in the honky tonks, and anywhere else they can think of, trying to land that perfect catch. We thought we’d have a little fun looking back on that time our very own HaleighT shared some of her favorite dating tips. They seemed to work too, because someone out there did their homework and now Haleigh is engaged to be married this fall! Congratulations Haleigh and Derrick! Save
The popular Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival turns 25 next year, and dates have been set for March 28-April 1, 2017. Regions Bank returns for the tenth year as the presenting sponsor of the event. In addition, the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) turns 50, and the NSAI-owned Bluebird Cafe celebrates 35 years of providing an iconic stage for songwriters next year.Produced by NSAI, Tin Pan South reigns as the world’s largest all-songwriter festival. This year, over 350 talented songwriters performed 92 shows at 10 of Nashville’s top music venues. Thousands of music fans attend the event annually to hear writers tell stories behind hit songs they have written and perform those songs as they were originally composed. Stay tuned to tinpansouth.com in the coming months for information about venues, lineups, the popular Fast Access Passes and more. About NSAI: The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 spans the United States and 10 foreign countries. For almost 50 years, NSAI has been dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music. For more information, visit nashvillesongwriters.com. About Regions Financial Corporation: Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $125 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,600 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.