What We Know About the Christmas Day Bombing in Nashville:

Christmas Day Explosion as Bomb detonates in 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.

CMT Premieres “Off the Road” With Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina News on Country Music News Blog

CMT has announced the next installment of its beloved digital franchise, “Off The Road,” with Multi-Platinum-selling No. 1 singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina will premiere tonight, December 17th at 6p/5c. Watch the trailer here.

A twist on CMT’s original “On the Road” concept capturing real-life moments on the road with country’s top talent, “Off the Road” is a candid mini-documentary style series that offers an authentic look at the new normal for artists as the pandemic caused their touring schedules, album launches and career plans to shift.

From Lauren’s standout performance at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to virtual cooking lessons with her sassy Nana, a Christmas performance at the Opryland Hotel and so much more, take a peek at quarantine life off-the-road with the rising superstar — her famous onesie collection included. Continue reading CMT Premieres “Off the Road” With Lauren Alaina

Going Tiny: Financing the Big Dream

Going Tiny: Resources, Needs, Wants and Dreams - Budgeting the financial side of our tiny cabin country music compound

This year has been a picnic… if by picnic you mean we’ve had to halt construction plans on a half-finished community kitchen since Covid took away the live music industry and nixed the bulk of our income, leaving us prepping cold sandwiches and pickles when we’d rather be cooking up a storm! But of course, you can’t always predict the curveballs that life is going to throw at you.

Tracy Lawrence Announces All-Star Musical Line-Up For 15th Annual Mission:Possible Turkey Fry and Benefit Concert

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The Virtual Concert Event to Feature Special Performances from Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw, Chris Young, Cole Swindell, John Rich, Mitchell Tenpenny, David Tolliver and More Tracy Lawrence’s annual Mission:PossibleTurkeyFryand Benefit Concerthas become a mainstay of the holiday season. The Country music icon and philanthropist to-date has helped raise nearly $1 million dollars and prepared approximately 93,000 meals for families in need since the event’s inaugural kick-off in 2006. 

Going Tiny: Resources, Needs, and Dreams (part three)

Building a tiny cabin country music compound in the Ozark foothills

Thank you for joining us again as we go over the logic and planning that has gone into our tiny cabin country music compound build! In our previous posts we’ve covered identifying our resources, and narrowing down our needs in order to make efficient and budget-conscious decisions about the way this project comes together, but before we get further down the construction path, we also need to take a realistic look at the dreams we have for this property’s future.

2020 Country Cradles! Country Star Babies Born During the Pandemic

They say out of trial and tribulation only hope can shine a light. If you’re like me, the whole pandemic has sapped a lot of your high spirits right out of you, but as we get ready to start our year in review around here I can’t help but notice that the greatest ray of hope for our future has just been happening panic-be-damned… Country stars as well as the rest of the world are just keepin on keepin the family ties strong as they have brought bundle upon bundle of joy into their lives and ours through the year. Maren Morris and Morgan Wallen are among the first-time parents in 2020, and country couples kept hospitals busy.

Going Tiny: Resources, Needs, and Dreams (part two)

Going Tiny: Resources, Needs, Wants and Dreams (part two)

Last week we covered how we looked at our available resources, and identified our needs when it comes to building this tiny cabin country music community in the foothills of the Ozarks. This week we’ll be taking those resources and needs and showing you how they all play into fulfilling our dreams for the property, and how we’re using Slickdeals.net to pack as much luxury we can into our tight budget!