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.


ACM Awards on Country Music News Blog

Winners of the Industry Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Special Awards to be Celebrated at the Annual Event More Information at ACMcountry.com WHAT:                 The 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ is an evening of live music and tributes celebrating recipients of the Academy of Country Music’s Special Awards, Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards. The event will return to Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium for the eighth consecutive year. Additional details including this year’s winners, host, performers and event details will be announced the coming weeks. For more information please visit www.acmcountry.com WHEN:                 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 WHERE:               Ryman Auditorium – 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219   MORE:                  About the Academy of Country Music Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy, which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has a rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging country music and when Westerns were a staple of television programing and film production.  Comprised of more than 4,900 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.   ###


Monday’s Christmas 4 Kids (C4K) benefit concert is sure to kick attendees into the holiday spirit with the addition of Bēm wireless sponsored artist Ty Bates and over two grand in merchandise that will be given away. “I’m beyond honored to return to the Ryman for the Christmas 4 Kids benefit concert,” says Ty Bates. “I got to meet the team behind this charity in 2014 when I first appeared at the bus tour and was excited when Bēm wireless decided to get behind this group as well.  C4K spreads such needed joy to kids throughout Middle Tennessee and the money raised from this show ensures that they get to continue their efforts.” “Ty brought the idea of this event to our attention and when I saw the impact this organization has had on children throughout the years, I knew we had to get involved again,” says Bēm wireless Founder Mike Nakamura. “I hope the products we donated will help gain the attention of fans in the region to come out and support these people making an impact right there in their hometown communities.  They might even take home a bluetooth speaker or headphones as a thank you from all of us at Bēm wireless for supporting Christmas 4 Kids.” In addition to hearing performances from the legendary lineup of The Marshall Tucker Band, Aaron Tippin, Montgomery Gentry & Ray Stevens, 23 attendees will leave with one of the following products: Range Strum Speaker (Quantity 10) – Retail Price: $69.99 per device Range Freedom Headphones (Quantity 2) – Retail Price: $99.99 per device Speaker Mojo (Quantity 6) – Retail Price: $49.99 Boom Boxes (Quantity 2) – Retail Price: $299.99 EXO- 400 (Quantity 3) – Retail Price $79.99 The only way to guarantee a chance at taking home one of these innovative “tuned for country” units is to secure a ticket for the show.  Tickets range from $38.50 to $60 and can be purchased at www.ryman.com. About Christmas for Kids Christmas 4 Kids is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for over 25 years providing many children, each year, with their very own shopping spree.  The funds generated by the concert, and the Tour Bus Show/Artist Meet and Greet event, are used to give over 400 children from 29 different schools, a day-long shopping excursion.  The special day consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer’s luxury tour bus, dinner, and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus.  To wrap up the day, the tour buses journey to the Hendersonville, Tennessee, Walmart, where the kids receive a brand new winter coat, and $150.00 to spend however they choose.   For more information on Christmas 4 Kids, visit www.christmas4kids.org.

SOURCE was honored to have members of The Ryman Auditorium as guest speakers during 10/27 luncheon at ASCAP

SOURCE–the Nashville music industry executive women’s organization–was honored to have Sally Williams, General Manager of The Ryman Auditorium along with two additional Ryman staff members, Lisaann Dupont, and Joshua Bronnenberg as guest speakers and panel at their October 27 luncheon at ASCAP. A short narrative film and historical retrospective of the life and work of Lula C. Naff, America’s “first lady” of theater management was shared with members followed by a Q & A.   Lula C. Naff‘s business and booking saavy brought respect and prestige to both the Ryman Auditorium and the city of Nashville. Legendary entertainers of stage and screen ranging from Katherine Hepburn to Harry Houdini, Ziegfeld Follies, Bob Hope, and political debates kept the building thriving for more than fifty years under Mrs. Naff’s guidance.  Visit http://ryman.com/history/lula-c-naff for Ryman tours. Founded in 1991, SOURCE is a nonprofit organization supporting women executives and professionals who work in all facets of the Nashville music industry. In 2003, the annual SOURCE Awards were established to pay respect to and honor the women who helped develop and build upon the foundation of the music industry in Nashville. SOURCE also pays tribute to women who presently make major contributions with their work in the industry.