Nashville’s Music Row has been officially declared a National Treasure. That means local groups trying to preserve the character of country music’s home neighborhood will have hands-on assistance from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
When universities publish books, they’re usually only read by a handful of scholars. But the true account of how a Nashville’s Perry Wallace integrated SEC basketball is breaking that mold.
Little Jimmy Dickens’ hat, boots and guitar held center stage of the Grand Ole Opry today as the country music community said a final goodbye to one of their mainstays.
On January 8, 1815, Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson lead a ragtag group of American soldiers to an unlikely victory in the Battle of New Orleans. Nobody could have known it at the time, but that win propelled Jackson to become the first self-made man in the White House and helped him change the nature of presidential campaigns.
A year before the TSSAA fully integrated, a pair of Nashville high schools decided to get a head start. Father Ryan and Pearl High played to a capacity crowd in one memorable night at Municipal Auditorium.
Of all the tokens of appreciation governments sent him after the Battle of New Orleans, a small gold box, about the size of a deck of cards, was one of only five Jackson mentioned in his will. The snuff box was recently returned to Jackson's home, but for years, it seemed the box might never leave the Hermitage at all.
A team of historians and scientists from Middle Tennessee hope to soon welcome home the remains of soldiers who died on foreign soil nearly 170 years ago.
150 years ago, the eyes of the nation were on Nashville. A Confederate army was camped just outside of town, ready to try and win it back from the Union. But those Southern soldiers probably never had a chance.
The man who integrated SEC basketball will be honored at Thursday night's Vanderbilt game. Nashville native Perry Wallace began playing for the university in 1966. And at the time, he angered many at the school for telling the world it was a cold and lonely place for black students.
The town was surprised to find itself the front line of the Civil War. Then it was left to deal with the carnage.
It's a fight that history seemed to forget for a while, but experts now consider the Battle of Nashville crucial to the end of the Civil War.
The Hermitage is in the midst of a repositioning that focuses more on the man who lived there than on the house and belongings he left behind.
Atlanta had fallen, Sherman was marching a path of destruction to the sea and Robert E. Lee was trapped in months-long siege that would last until nearly the end of the war. But Confederate General John Hood thought he saw one last chance to turn things around for the South.
The Nashville Symphony’s concerts this weekend will take on an unusual layer of poignancy. They’re dedicated to composer Stephen Paulus, who died last month just days after the orchestra released an album of his music.
To overcome your fears, face them head on. That’s the conventional wisdom, anyway. But what if every time you talk, even just with a friend, there are moments when your voice gets stuck on a single sound?
Sometimes, sleeping bags and carefully chosen spots outside can seem safer to a person who feels vulnerable in large groups.
Voters have cemented Tennessee’s status as one of just nine states without a tax on personal wages.
Tennessee's Governor promised to stay the course after an easy reelection.
Mt. Juliet native Butch Wilmore watched this week’s rocket explosion from 200 miles above the surface of the planet. The accident destroyed both food and scientific equipments earmarked for the astronaut’s six-month mission. But just the fact that he’s on the International Space Station seems to be keeping Wilmore in good spirits.
In some political battles, the two sides see a core issue so differently that they barely seem to speak the same language. And then there’s the fight over adding an amendment to Tennessee’s constitution that would ban a state income tax.